Office 365: Version Two Of SharePoint In The Cloud
February 17, 2012
Why Read This Report
There's an old adage that says it takes Microsoft three times to get it right. Its commitment to SharePoint in the cloud is clearly evident in its investment in data centers, a costly retrofitting of the code base to multitenancy, and a go-to-market strategy that emphasizes the cloud in both sales and marketing. The value proposition is intriguing: potentially lower costs, faster implementation, automatic upgrades, and more. Here's the reality: Office 365 makes a SharePoint cloud deployment more viable, but it's still only version two. Success will require tolerance to issues, realistic expectations, and a very strong deployment strategy.
Already a Client?
Log in to read this document.
Become a Forrester Client
Customers are the new market-makers, reshaping industries and changing how businesses compete and win. Success depends on how well and how fast you respond. Forrester Research gives you insights and frameworks aligned to your role to shorten the time between a great idea and a great outcome, helping your teams win in the age of the customer. Contact us to learn more.
This report is available for individual purchase ($499 USD).Purchase
Table of Contents
- Microsoft Is Transforming SharePoint From A Product Into A Service
- SharePoint Is Approaching The Crucial Third Release
- Prerequisites For Success — Today And Tomorrow
- Supplemental Material
- Related Research Documents
Decision Time: Is SharePoint In The Cloud For You?
February 17, 2012 | John R. Rymer
Transforming Software Leadership For Customer Obsession
January 3, 2017 | Christopher Mines
Forrester's Software Contract Review Checklist
June 5, 2015 | Duncan Jones