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On-Premises Collaboration Suite Options Are Dwindling

Published: 15 January 2019

ID: G00380021

Analyst(s): Jeffrey Mann


Although most organizations are planning a move to a cloud office platform or have already moved, some want to keep their collaboration and communications suites on-premises. Application leaders will find that such an approach entails considerable technical and economic concessions.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Check the Validity of Reasons for Avoiding Cloud Office Software and Plan Accordingly
    • Financial Reasons
    • “Legacy” Reasons
    • Specific Governance Requirements
    • Data Sovereignty Reasons
    • Network Access Reasons
    • Disaster Response Reasons
    • Cultural Reasons
    • Security and Privacy Reasons
    • Upshot — Question All Assumptions
  • Match a Deployment Model to the Reasons for Staying On-Premises
    • Everything On-Premises
    • Hybrid
    • Hosted On-Premises

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