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Strategic Best Practices for SharePoint 2013 Migration

Published: 02 May 2013

ID: G00246255

Analyst(s): Gavin Tay, Mark R. Gilbert


SharePoint migration can have a tremendous strategic impact on an organization, and potentially delay corresponding IT initiatives. Project leaders in charge of such initiatives can determine the right approach by taking into account five strategic questions.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • SharePoint Project Leaders Must Evaluate Five Critical Migration Best Practices
    • 1. Determine the Intent of Your Upgrade or Migration
    • 2. Identify Criticality of Content Being Migrated
    • 3. Assess Adequacy of Your Existing Hardware Infrastructure
    • 4. Verify That Overall Budget is Comprehensive to Address Near-Term Migration and Downstream Costs
    • 5. Select Migration Option That Best Matches Your Current and Target SharePoint Environment
  • Leverage Migration to Rationalize Content and Reinvigorate Governance
    • 1. Communication by SharePoint Champions
    • 2. Technicalities for a Rear-View Mirror Retrospective Approach
    • 3. Streamlining of Governance Processes and End-User Training for SharePoint 2013

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