Microsoft’s SharePoint 2016 was recognized as a Leader in the Forrester Wave for Enterprise Content Management-Business Content Services. Forrester noted that the ECM market is in transition. Longtime leaders are investing in new platforms, technology modernization efforts, and cloud-first road maps to stay competitive against newer entrants. Microsoft with its SharePoint 2106, SharePoint Online and Office 365 is well positioned to take on the market transition. Forrester report mentioned the below regarding Microsoft,
Microsoft instigates content-in-the-cloud with a focus on SharePoint Online. Microsoft’s launch of SharePoint 2016 and ongoing investment into Office 365 and SharePoint Online has proved to be a significant catalyst in enterprises’ decisions to move their enterprise content to cloud services. Support for hybrid deployments continues to be an area of focus, supporting firms adopting cloud in a phased approach, or for specific use cases. Microsoft’s FastTrack migration program, as well as its partners, provides a range of options for customers that want to move documents out of their own in-house data centers or on-premises SharePoint sites. Microsoft has a clear cloud-first vision, and has invested in eliminating the scalability barriers that challenged older, on-premises SharePoint editions. Microsoft continues to work to improve one-stop governance tools, such as common eDiscovery and legal holds across the Office 365 stack. Collaboration, including analytics and social graphing is a major area of focus and investment.
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