New eBook: Four Steps to Ace Your SharePoint Migration

It’s no secret that the relationship between consumers and businesses – as well as those within a company’s walls – is rapidly transforming thanks to today’s disruptive trends in technology. Processes that once took weeks to complete are a simple swipe, tap, or click away. Individuals, particularly millennials, prefer to text, email, or instant message rather than pick up the phone and talk to people.

Many companies are turning to Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft SharePoint to improve the speed and quality with which they work. Nearly 60 percent of companies surveyed by the Association for Image and Information Management (AIIM) stated they would incorporate Microsoft’s cloud solutions in the near future. For many that are still on SharePoint 2010, moving to either SharePoint 2013 or SharePoint 2016 will require a massive change.

However, it isn’t as simple as buying a collaboration platform, moving some content over, and turning it on for everyone to use. Of the companies that have already begun a move to Microsoft SharePoint, more than half of companies surveyed by industry research leader AIIM state their migrations were not successful.

A shortlist of the reasons why?

  • 67 percent blame inadequate user training
  • 64 percent report a complete lack of senior management support
  • 60 percent state that persuading users to manage and share content in SharePoint and not elsewhere is the biggest ongoing issue
  • 58 percent pinpoint the failure to use basic change management strategies during the implementation or migration as the issue leading to SharePoint’s downfall
  • 51 percent said that lack of technical expertise is to blame – both within IT and extending that expertise to the business users charged with using the platform

How can we learn from the failures of the past in order to create a brighter future for collaboration, communication, and business?

This eBook explores why SharePoint implementations fail and provides a blueprint with four specific steps you should take to ensure you don’t migrate to SharePoint in vain:

  1. Perform your migration in phases
  2. Deliver a holistic training experience
  3. Design a clear governance policy & strategy
  4. Emphasize security throughout SharePoint

To download your free eBook, visit our website today.

In honor of our latest eBook, we will dive deeper into each phase of a successful migration in a month-long blog series. Tune in next week as we give you the six steps to migrate to SharePoint one site or business group at a time.

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Written by Co-Founder and CMO Heather Newman

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