Gartner Research

Adopt Four Best Practices to Make the 'Last SharePoint Migration'

Published: 12 April 2016

ID: G00301194

Analyst(s): Gavin Tay


Switching to Microsoft SharePoint in the cloud from an on-premises deployment is a lot more complicated — and potentially more costly — than you might expect. Four best practices will help cloud office leaders make the most of this "last migration," especially in support of the digital workplace.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • 1. Create a Strategic Plan for Migrating to SharePoint Online
    • Customization, Cost and Value
    • Risk, Disruption and Reward
    • Nontechnical Obstacles to Embracing Cloud SharePoint Online
  • 2. Create a Thorough Migration Plan With IT and Business Stakeholders
  • 3. Develop a Realistic, Comprehensive Estimate of Migration Costs
    • Custom and Third-Party Applications
    • Content Cleanup
    • Migration
    • Hybrid Deployment
  • 4. Leverage Qualified Service Partners for the Skills and Experience Needed for Migrating to SharePoint Online
    • Tool Up
    • Get Help

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