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Why Large Enterprise and Global SharePoint Deployments Will Not Work in the Cloud

An enterprise SharePoint Server 2010 platform implemented in a Private Cloud, an environment internal to the organization with total control of its servers, permissions \ security, customization and deployment policies, and federation between line-of-business systems and various data sources is the only deployment platform global and large enterprise organization should focus on. There is a place for a cloud-based SharePoint 2010 deployment in small to medium sized businesses who only mostly require out-of-the-box features and functionality and siloed \ departmental permission strategies

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Understanding Operating in the Hybrid Cloud - Office 365 & SharePoint 2013 - An EPC Group Case Study

Understanding Operating in the Hybrid Cloud - EPC Group Case Study This blog post will provide "from the consulting trenches" ( Hybrid Cloud ) strategies and granular details of EPC Group’s approach to the new Hybrid Office 365 and/or SharePoint 2013 architecture's growing proliferation and how it may affect your organization. New Hybrid (Office 365) Governance Fundamentals Users that Ignore Governance and Planning for the Real World If it’s easy to get around it, they will: To ensure it will happen, enforce it transparently If it’s to complex, it won’t happen Strike a balance between: Note: Always consider compliance around HIPAA, PHI, and PII related data in Office 365 and/or SharePoint 2013. EPC Group’s Hybrid Governance Framework Step 1 – Understand what to Enforce Step 2 – Balance the enforcement Step 3 – How and where to enforce Step 4 – Prioritize the enforcement solutions Step 5 – Continue to Review and Enforce When and What to Enforce - EPC Group Framework Governance Feature Enforce Nothing Enforce Something Enforce Everything PII Policy Document (‘here’s our policy on exposing PII’) Monthly Audit (manual or physical ; random or comprehensive) Automated Audit on Upload Site Quota No Quotas or Suggested Quotas Tiered Options; business rules Chargeback model Site Creation Training on Where it Goes IT creates for you Fully automated with workflow Site Expiration At owner discretion Manual email sent to site owners asking

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SPC14 Results: 3 Reasons the SharePoint On-Premise roadmap has changed to a severe O365 warning

In that time O365 has launched has taken the market by storm, and new features have been released on a more frequent basis

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Selecting the Right SharePoint Consulting Firm: Comparing Apples to Apples, or Apples to Oranges

There was no existing metadata, the security of FileNet was quite old and not aligned with the business, and the users could not get off of FileNet and into SharePoint fast enough; a department within the firm had implemented their own small SharePoint 2010 implementation and a number of staffers in this company had seen its capabilities and wanted in, and wanted in yesterday

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SharePoint Integration and The Seven Deadly Challenges

While talking to other professionals, I learned that one of the biggest fears is committing to put SharePoint in the middle of your organization (as it should be). And the main reason for these fears is that to do that, you must integrate with the other applications/systems/databases/etc. in the organization

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Is BPOS for SharePoint ready for Primetime?

I’ve been watching this market for online services, software as a service (SaaS), Webapps, software in the Cloud, or whatever we’re calling it these days, for around 15 years… I kid you not

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Managing Security/Permissions in SharePoint - The Hard Way

Often they are still left in the system with all the access they had, instead of being removed...How do the permissions compare to those you defined in your information management policy?

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