Maybe it’s the three iterations of SharePoint that the Redmond Giant has introduced over the past number of years that keep users from embracing Office 365’s cloud option.
Microsoft’s three-year of introducing a new upgrade has caused many companies to not only have many versions, but has handed IT a host of support issues as well:
* 38 percent are supporting two or more live versions.
* 21 percent of larger organizations are supporting three or more versions.
Indeed, perhaps it’s yet another reason to keep files and data close-to-home (say on-premise) and still benefit from the suite’s document management and collaborative features.
A recent survey by AIIM is telling us that 43 percent of the 620 contacted have no desire to run SharePoint content via Office 365 out of fear for cloud security.
Still, those companies nod in agreement that the suite remains the backbone of their management systems, both content and records keeping.
Regardless of the many features offered by SharePoint 2013, 33 percent of those asked say its been a chore bringing the software into the enterprise or organization; but, 40 percent indicated they are making plans to implement the platform.
Yet, a mere 6% surveyed are saying they’ve had success with the migration.
Overall, the research shows that concerns about SharePoint security have always been present since its first release; but, now with Office 365 users are even more at odds with cloud computing with issues like governance and compliance looming large. Site sponsor CipherPoint Software can help allay Office 365 data security concerns with their Eclipse for SharePoint Online/Office 365 suite.
In fact, 23 percent of responding organizations to the SharePoint 2013 survey said they have big issues with governance and user-security. However, those business leaders surveyed clearly stated that their organizations see the benefits of this type of collaborative technology and anticipate continued investment in licenses, professional services, and third-party applications.
By no means did the respondents kill the prospects of using third-party solutions to their record management strategies: 67 percent favor turning to vendors for their solutions.