Microsoft has been doing every little to retain its position in the enterprise IT space. In this cloud era, where anything and everything is being imagined in the cloud, SharePoint is no different!
Microsoft being the visionary, came up with BPOS (Business Productivity Online Suite) as its first attempt in the SaaS cloud space and eventually released Office 365 in the year 2011. Office 365 was a much stable release compared to the previous one and there has been significant improvements on it. Since it was feature reached comprising of the latest versions of SharePoint, Exchange, Lync and office products etc., and also could target a bigger customer base, it picked up really well. Microsoft claims that one in four customers have already moved to Office 365! There is definitely a big push around the globe about moving to the cloud, and it’s high time you should have your strategy in place. So far so good, but choosing one between ‘SharePoint Online’ and ‘SharePoint on premise’ to go with, is still a million dollar question for many organizations! Well, both of them have got their own sets of advantages and limitations. So, I would say it totally depends on the organizational requirement. Let’s explore them both and analyze their advantages and limitations on the following grounds to see which ones could be leveraged for an organization:
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Considering the above facts, you might still have to spend some more time defining the requirements clearly to find yourself on a state to take the final call. I suggest you should also keep in mind the growth your organization might have in near future so that the solution you choose should be able to accommodate the growing needs of your business.