SharePoint and Office 365 Survey Results White Paper Published

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SharePoint and Office 365 Survey Results White Paper Published

Concept Searching has published its fifth annual survey results white paper, 2017 SharePoint and Office 365 State of the Market.

The 2017 survey was conducted from March to June 2017, with 371 unique surveys completed by organizations that currently have one or more versions of SharePoint in use, or are using Office 365 in a hybrid or cloud environment.

Since its inception, the survey has become broader in scope, in order to determine organizations’ application priorities and infrastructure, and gain insight into key issues such as security, records management, migration, and compliance.

Highlights from this year’s survey include:

  • A growing number of organizations are migrating content to the cloud, and initially using OneDrive for Business.
  • Again this year, it does not seem that respondents were really sure of the security risks in the cloud, or perhaps believe them, but they showed an unwarranted level of comfort that their content was secure.
  • On the other hand, security remained highly ranked as a priority application.
  • Search again is a priority application. With a lack of interest by the majority to automate tagging, organizations appear to be committed to continuing the manual process, yet are working on improving search and content lifecycle management as high organizational priorities.

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