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Redefine Microsoft's Role in Your Web Strategy as SharePoint Moves to the Cloud

Published: 09 April 2014

ID: G00263216

Analyst(s): Jim Murphy , Gavin Tay , Magnus Revang

Summary

Thousands of organizations counting on SharePoint as the basis for their websites and portals will have to revise their plans. Microsoft is pushing SharePoint users toward a cloud-based offering that doesn't support the customization, integration and innovation their initiatives require.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Many organizations using SharePoint for portal and website initiatives will find a collaboration-focused, cloud-based SharePoint unsuitable to their unique needs
  • Due to Microsoft pushing SharePoint into the cloud, Web leaders can no longer expect SharePoint to provide suitable content management for most customer-facing websites and digital marketing efforts
  • Organizations that have invested in custom development or third-party add-ons will be forced to revise their existing codebases and change future custom development

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