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Your Road-map to migrating to SharePoint

by Bit2Sky Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Investing in technology solutions that provide agility with reliability and choice has become the key to sustainability in today’s ever changing business conditions. The ability to access information on the go is a workplace necessity. Further, businesses also need to have a people centric approach where business data, content and applications can be accessed across devices and on the go. Microsoft’s SharePoint is one such technology solution that is used to create a secure place to store, organize and access business data from almost any device via a web browser. Whether used on premises or online, SharePoint provides a platform that empowers teams to intelligently discover, share and collaborate content within the organization and make it more accessible. This provides businesses with improved performance, greater reliability and enough scalability to accommodate future innovation. The on cloud version of Microsoft’s SharePoint empowers businesses with flexibility and enhanced security features that are highly essential for today’s dynamic businesses. Being on cloud makes it easy to manage too – from anywhere.

SharePoint can be tailored to be deployed as per your business’ unique requirements. But how will you know whether your business requires an on-premise or an on-cloud solution? Here are a few differences between the two to help you make informed decisions:

Resource requirements – in order to run SharePoint on-premises, you will need more resources in terms of room to house it and for other resources for maintenance. Regular updates and patches will be an ongoing task to keep the server in the latest and greatest condition. With a cloud solution, there is no hardware to buy and you do not need to maintain the server yourself!

Information storage – With SharePoint on the cloud, all your company information too is on the cloud. If that is a cause for worry, the on-premise version would be a more obvious choice.

Updates and infrastructure – The on-premise version is maintained in-house and the online one is maintained automatically by Microsoft. However, the online versions has fewer downtimes so is more suitable for organizations that demand a minimum or no downtime for their applications.

Cost – With on-premises version, you will need to purchase hardware and there will be maintenance costs. The On-cloud version comes with a purchase plan per month that is billed as per the number of users.

Further, both of the versions provide simplified deployment and improved performance in business operations – the ultimate choice depends on your business needs, policies and strategy for the future.

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