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A few weeks ago, Adam Levithan was a guest on Josh Bland’s Expert Interview Series. The series, hosted by TechnologyAdvice in conjunction with SPTechCon events, explores a variety of business and technology landscapes through conversations with industry leaders.

 

Below are 4 insights Adam discussed about planning for a systems migration, the changing role of IT, companies living in multiple clouds, SPTechCon 2016, and more.

 

Despite a strong push or desire by organizations to move to the cloud, 2015 will undoubtedly be the year that many organizations move to a hybrid SharePoint environment. And that’s where the confusion begins. The term “hybrid SharePoint” can mean different things depending on how you choose to adopt the cloud.

 

It’s hard to believe that just 18 months ago some content management vendors were using phrases like, “as much cloud as you need” when they talked about hybrid, as if the only real advantage of storing and sharing files in the heavens  was so that they could easily accessed from anywhere, at any time, via any device, without a hassle. The idea was to keep most of your content on premise where it already lives, where it’s presumably safe, and where IT is in full control.

 

By the end of 2014, there were about 63.4 million iPhones in use around the United States according to Statista (Apple hasn’t released current user numbers). The takeaway is simple, tens of millions of iOS users have become accustomed to purchasing new devices and using their Apple ID to sync their photos, music, notes, contacts and bookmarks with iCloud.

 

So how do you get them to use content collaboration tools on those devices?

Managing the security of organizational content is a growing concern, particularly in the financial services sector. For many of these organizations, SharePoint functions as the 'one source of the truth' for storing and disseminating legal documentation and other sensitive customer financial data.

 

 

Last week I returned from Davos, Switzerland and the World Economic Forum (WEF) where the explosion of the internet and data sharing in the cloud for expanding education, collaboration and social media were highlighted as keys to improving work force productivity, lowering the financial bar to help developing nations enter the modern economy and improving the voice of democratic people.

 

Last week’s official unveiling of Windows 10 offered several surprises that were mostly consumer oriented.

The consumer buzz over the Internet of Things (IoT) is growing as consumers embrace cloud connectivity, the connectivity between our devices, be it smartphone or Fitbit and services as they replace software.

 

When people ask how Edward Snowden gained access to so much government information, it was clear that he was able to capitalize on his personal access to secure information and to transfer that information onto an unapproved removable media device, which he used to provide classified content to non-secure sources.

 

When Facebook at Work was first announced, content collaboration tool makers took notice.

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