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Onsite vs. cloud: How backup rules have changed

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 Damon Tompkins, Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development

It’s rare to go to tech conference these days and not to hear an earful about the “Future of Work” and the new knowledge worker. Among other things, Wikipedia says that knowledge workers are people who think for a living.

 

Hopefully, that’s most of us, right?

 

Microsoft might have flexed its My Way or the Highway? muscle a bit too hard during former CEO's Stave Ballmer's reign, but the house that Bill Gates built is becoming a bit more accommodating now. it's not going to pull the Sharepoint carpet out from anyone, it's just going to make it irresistible to move to Office 365 and OneDrive and, get this, money won?t be the main motivator.

 

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.

 

 

Change isn’t a four letter word, but it can become one if you fail to prepare for the next phase of your career.

 

And when it comes to IT, change is upon us. Companies are re-platforming from the data center and into the Cloud with Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS) becoming new standards. Ditto for Content in the Cloud.

 

Office 365 can provide rich cloud-based solutions for many business scenarios, but getting all users and services set up involves several administrative rounds before your users are fully ready to go.

 

You’ll likely need to traverse Office 365 admin center user management, purchasing, and billing settings, the Exchange admin center, the SharePoint admin center profile and OneDrive settings, and more.

 

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

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.

 

With the Netherlands being amongst the top countries in EMEA who have gone 'all in' with the Microsoft Office 365 cloud offering, we couldn’t have picked a better location to kick off the Metalogix Roadshow.

 

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