Microsoft prompts content-in-the-cloud by bringing its focus on the Sharepoint Online. The arrival of Microsoft SharePoint 2016 edition and consistent investment in the Microsoft Office 365, the SharePoint Online has become an important facilitator in the decisions of enterprises to shift the enterprise content of their business to the Microsoft cloud services and a leader in enterprise content management.
A favour to hybrid implementations keeps on being the focus area, encouraging firms to adopt cloud in the timely approach, or for certain use instances. The FastTract migration solution of Microsoft and its partners offers myriads of alternatives to customers who are interested to move data from their on-premises SharePoint websites or in-house data centers. So, as of now, Microsoft has a perfect cloud-first vision. Following this vision, it has invested in eradicating the accessibility obstacles that opposed on-premises, older SharePoint editions. Microsoft keeps on working to enhance one-stop tools of governance like legal holds and common eDiscovery around Office 365 stack. So, now collaboration, social graphing and analytics are the key areas to invest and focus.
As far as enterprise content management is concerned, it has experienced many interesting times. The industry leaders have observed the move from archives for content retention to responsive integration-centric cloud solutions that empower reuse and security.
So, Forrester has been observing this move from a traditional enterprise content management to the new business content solutions. So, business content solutions highlights content making, reuse and policy; however remains exclusive from high volume, transactional content services. Though Microsoft’s SharePoint Online and Office 365 had also been at the poling position of this charge.
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This twist in content services started from Ignite 2016, Atlanta where Microsoft introduced a break session on the ECM of SharePoint. This session explained all about SharePoint ECM.
So, basically, creating and controlling a content from starting to last disposition involves several things. Therefore, it is believed that it is highly essential to underline the terms. ECM needs to get a rounded approach to handle the whole lifecycle of content creation, consumption, sharing, reuse, understanding, recording management, disposal and archiving.
This is a reason to believe that it is a right time to show the changes in the ways a content gets created, sustained, reused or even shared. The business content services show a more encouraged package of empowered strengths as compared to traditional ECM. It represents the future of ECM.
Thus, the content services are mainly user-centric, enabling the personal management and also organizational management that includes record retention, knowledge management and lifecycle management. So, the security and policy safeguards the content at every phase of life. Its’ main theory is based on the fact that content has to bring in business value to the whole, rather than merely dormant assets management.
So, what exactly will happen if all types of content would be added into the SharePoint? A random, inaccurate vision of SharePoint has always been that this is a brilliant team content management tool; however to get scalability, you should have an outdated ECM system or genuine records management. In reality, none of these visions are true at present because now SharePoint features an outstanding scalability up to 12.5 EB SharePoint Online single tenant and up to 30 trillion files. Moreover, SharePoint and OneDrive have the Office 365 capabilities by which they get enable to make record and also policy tags for retention that can easily be applied to any sort of content.
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