Gartner Research

Three Alternative Strategies to SharePoint On-Premises

Published: 10 April 2015

ID: G00267314

Analyst(s): Gavin Tay, Jim Murphy

Summary

Microsoft's new focus on SharePoint Online is prompting IT leaders responsible for SharePoint to reassess their objectives for, and uses of, SharePoint deployed on-premises. We set out three main alternatives to continuing with on-premises SharePoint deployments.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Microsoft's strategic focus on the cloud means SharePoint leaders must assess the merits of migrating to SharePoint Online or other cloud offerings
  • Microsoft suggests hybrid deployments for those not ready to move entirely to the cloud, but SharePoint leaders must assess whether such deployments can meet their requirements
  • An unclear path to the cloud and lingering "SharePoint fatigue" are causing some SharePoint leaders to evaluate on-premises alternatives

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