Leveraging the Paradox of Abundance in Compelling Cloud Collaboration Options

Enterprise collaboration, as a software product/service domain, has had something of a roller coaster history, with lots of ups and downs. Starting with the combined send-and-share (messaging/documents) focus of Lotus Notes in the late 1980s and continuing through the enterprise social wave of recent years, enterprise collaboration offerings haven’t consistently delivered on vendor visions or…

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Files Are Not Enough

The rapid market shift to cloud services for enterprise content/collaboration needs has resulted in a large and growing demand for multifaceted migration solutions. Enterprises that focus primarily or exclusively on file migration are only addressing one part of the overall migration challenge, however, and risk stalling their new cloud deployments by not making all useful…

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New Enterprise Opportunities from Conversational Collaboration Convergence

Several enterprise market dynamics have converged to create a new wave of conversational collaboration apps and services that offer compelling new opportunities to streamline work and get more value from enterprise content resources. This new wave is currently disrupting the traditional content/collaboration competitive landscape and creating new requirements for content/collaboration migration solutions. This post provides…

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Eight Keys to Content/Collaboration Cloud Migration Success

CASAHL has learned over the course of hundreds of enterprise-scale migration projects that eight key processes and products are needed to ensure migration quality in terms of content fidelity, correctness, completeness, and user acceptance. We’ve also learned, from customer stories and experiences with inadequate migration tools and techniques (either from CASAHL competitors or home-grown), that…

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Microsoft Teams Constrains Slack, Gooses Google, and Weakens Workplace by Facebook

Microsoft introduced Teams, its new workspace- and chat-based communication/collaboration app, on November 2nd. Although Teams is still in a preview release phase, with general availability expected in Q1 2017, CASAHL believes Teams is poised to be a huge success, increasing end user demand for Office 365 and disrupting competitors ranging from startup specialists such as…

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Deployment Rationalization: A Critical Success Factor for Enterprise Content/Collaboration Migration

Deployment rationalization is the process of bringing all stakeholders in a content/collaboration migration initiative together to jointly prioritize and optimize migration project planning. For large-scale enterprise migrations to Office 365, rationalization is a critical success factor for effectively addressing complex content and collaborative app deployments. Our previous post, Comprehensive SharePoint Deployment Assessment: The First Step…

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Comprehensive SharePoint Deployment Assessment:

Successful Office 365 migrations from on-premises SharePoint Server deployments start with comprehensive assessments. When enterprises attempt Office 365 migrations without first completing deep assessments of their on-premises SharePoint deployments, the migration projects are often unnecessarily expensive and can fail to fully optimize content and collaborative apps for new Office 365 capabilities, resulting in reduced productivity…

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A Tale of Two SharePoint Platforms: Compelling Content and Collaboration Capabilities in Office 365

Microsoft is making significant enhancements to content and collaboration capabilities in modern SharePoint, placing SharePoint Online at the center of its Office 365 content/collaboration value proposition. This post provides an overview of the new capabilities, contrasting them with earlier content/collaboration features in traditional SharePoint (primarily on-premises SharePoint Server). The new capabilities and underlying architecture in…

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Migrating to Office 365 from Google Sites Doesn’t Have to be a Nightmare

Google Sites, typically available as part of Google Apps for Work when used within large enterprises, is a team site service that has some functional overlap with content/collaboration platforms such as Microsoft SharePoint and Lotus Notes/Domino. Although Google Sites hasn’t been strongly promoted by Google since it was first released in early 2008, it has…

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