Top Articles from AvePoint Experts in 2013: Cloud

Post Date: 12/03/2013
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Our “Top Articles from AvePoint Experts in 2013” continues today with more advice, considerations, and best practices from our team. The series compiles articles from throughout 2013 written by our subject matter experts on some of the most important enterprise collaboration topics. So far we’ve already shared articles on the topics of compliance, governance, and infrastructure management.

For this edition, we focus on the topic of cloud computing. Read excerpts from articles published this year on the topic and follow the links for more. To learn how AvePoint can help you move and replicate content to Office 365 SharePoint Online as well as apply governance policies to your online and on-premises infrastructure, be sure to visit our website for more information.

5 Reasons to Move to the Cloud in 2013

By Shyam Oza, AvePoint Senior Product Manager

Cloud has been a buzzword for some time now, sharing a warm, comfy place in our hearts right next to social, big data, and gamification. Year after year we feel as if we’ve truly crossed Gartner Research’s infamous trough of disillusionment as described in its annual Hype Cycles, a graphic representation of maturity, adoption, and social application of specific technologies. To read more of this article, please visit

What’s Your SharePoint Flavor: Cloud, On-Premises, or Hybrid?

By Jeremy Thake, AvePoint Vice President of Global Product Innovation and Microsoft SharePoint Most Valuable Professional

As one of the top buzzwords in 2012, “the cloud” quickly changed from a mythical place in the sky where your data and information went to live, to the likely solution for businesses and organizations looking for the next best way to manage their SharePoint deployments and company data in 2013 and onward.

Gartner Research predicts that 50 percent of Global 1000 companies will store customer-sensitive data in the public cloud by 2016, so it’s a sure bet that IT teams everywhere are already planning for a move from their on-premises SharePoint environments to some sort of cloud model. To read more of this article, please visit

3 Tips for Planning Migration to SharePoint Online

By Jeremy Thake

By now, we’ve all heard about the great new updates Microsoft has made to SharePoint with its latest platform release, SharePoint Online – enhanced features surrounding mobile, social, and apps, improved search functionality, e-discovery tools, and management tools for those running SharePoint Online as part of Office 365.

So how do you get there? To read more of this article, please visit

Microsoft’s Push to the Cloud: Are You Ready?

By Shyam Oza, Senior Product Manager, AvePoint

It seems that Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft SharePoint Online are finally treading on a much less infamous part of the very infamous Gartner Hype Cycle from the depths of the trough of disillusionment when Cloud joined the bucket of buzzwords, to a potential path of enlightenment as Microsoft unveils the latest version of Office 365. As Microsoft’s offering matures and its benefits become as well known as its limitations, we’re starting to see adoption rise and favorability turn toward the Redmond, Wash. technology giant’s platform. Gartner, Forrester, and others are all showing in their research that the signs are surprisingly pointing skyward for the deployment of Office workloads. To read more of this article, please visit Computer Technology Review.

In his former role as Director of Communications, Franklin was responsible for increasing brand awareness across all AvePoint's digital properties.

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