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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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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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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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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The Microsoft Office 365 Juggernaut:

The Microsoft Office 365 juggernaut is rapidly gaining momentum in the enterprise market. A Gartner survey taken during early January 2016 and summarized in a complimentary Gartner webinar (which you can view by registering at this Gartner page), based on responses from 461 Gartner Research Circle members, revealed: 78% of the survey respondents indicated they…

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Ongoing Office 365 Content and App Optimization

Office 365 enterprise deployments usually begin with migration projects for content and collaborative apps, resources that were previously managed on legacy content/collaboration platforms and first-generation Internet file storage/sharing services. Several dynamics can lead to content and apps in Office 365 becoming suboptimal over time, however, often with severe consequences for productivity, flexibility, and/or governance. As…

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New Opportunities in Activity Management and Organizational Analytics

There are significant new opportunities in activity management and organizational analytics, and they’re opening the door for content/collaboration innovation. Several popular startup vendors have introduced offerings that move beyond basic services for messaging/communication and content sharing/collaboration, and Microsoft is offering a rapidly-expanding set of related tools in Office 365, including Planner and Delve Analytics. These…

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How Slack Complements Office 365

Slack, a popular communication channel-oriented app and service, has experienced phenomenal growth since it was formally launched during early 2014, and is one of the most prominent “unicorn” (venture-backed startups with valuations of more than a billion dollars) case studies. Slack’s success and its potential applicability for enterprise communication, collaboration, and content management needs serve…

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