Concept Searching has completed its annual SharePoint Metadata Survey and first results indicate a growing interest in Office 365, but limited to deploying the product for collaboration only.
The Concept Searching second annual survey was completed by over 300 organizations using SharePoint and the objective was to determine how organizations are using metadata and/or the SharePoint Term Store to manage unstructured content. The survey questions sought to solicit feedback on how, or if, organizations were using metadata to drive applications such as search, records management, protection of privacy and confidential information, migration, and to a lesser extent applications such as text analytics, collaboration, and social content. The white paper containing the detailed results will be published in late March.
Based on initial results, Office 365 has not been embraced by a significant number of enterprises, although interest in the product is growing. For those who have deployed Office 365, or are in the process of doing so, across the board organizations limit the use of the product to collaboration. Of particular interest was a somewhat laissez faire attitude that using Office 365 for collaboration only was not a security or data privacy issue. In all responses, the respondees did not seem to recognize the same on-premise challenges also exist in the cloud as it applies not only to security, but records declaration and intelligent search.
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