SHAREPOINT MIGRATION 2010
There are a number of different angles to that question. If, for example, you have an organization that hasn’t already embarked on a SharePoint strategy you have to look at what advantages SharePoint can offer above and beyond an upgrade of their current system. For example, the current version of Lotus Notes will be expiring very soon so a lot of people will have to upgrade or look at alternatives. What SharePoint offers very competitively is a complete framework and package of products that are built into one platform, which provides a reduced total cost of ownership. For example, search and collaboration are built into SharePoint, but this isn’t the case with other offerings like Lotus Notes. With these solutions, all of those additional features incur extra costs and have to be bolted on. SharePoint is all one product, out of the box and you just pay one price for the product. Integration is seamless as it is part of the product.
One of the classic scenarios that we encounter is that an organization already has internal legacy systems that hold a lot of information, but are faced with the challenge of trying to make sense of that information. A lot of organizations are looking to SharePoint to provide document management capabilities. One of the big advantages is that you can improve the quality of the data you are holding by associating documents with metadata and taxonomy. This means that you are able to find information much faster and can make sense of that information. SharePoint has a lot of features that increase productivity and offer product collaboration support for businesses in terms of driving down the costs of ownership.
"What SharePoint offers very competitively is a complete framework and package of products that are built into one platform, which provides a reduced total cost of ownership"