ESG Survey Reveals 2 Out Of 3 Enterprises Use SharePoint as Business Critical Application – Need for Metalogix SharePoint Management Tools a Top Priority

Metalogix Solves Key Management Challenges Associated with SharePoint Content Sprawl with Intuitive Management, Migration and Storage Optimization Solutions.

Washington, DC, September 01, 2011 --( Metalogix Software, the leading provider in content lifecycle management (CLM) solutions for Microsoft® SharePoint®, Exchange®, and legacy environments, today announced that it solves key challenges for companies that are making big bets with SharePoint as a top business critical application, as outlined in the new Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) whitepaper, “Managing SharePoint as a Business-critical Application.” The new research paper, authored by ESG’s Brian Babineau and Bill Lundell, outlines how SharePoint management should be an investment priority because today’s considerations with SharePoint infrastructure management, security and data migrations are only going to gain importance as usage increases and the profile of users evolves.

According to the ESG study, which surveyed 3,129 IT professionals, 64 percent of North American and Western European organizations are currently using SharePoint, while an additional 12 percent intend to within the next 24 months. This overwhelmingly confirms that SharePoint is now considered to be a top business application – 80 percent ranked it among their top 10 business applications- a significant update since the March 2009 survey. This major shift in enterprise content management direction is driven by the increasing need for team and document collaboration as well as document versioning and management with the SharePoint 2010 SP1 version. However, the survey shows this rapid adoption of SharePoint and its resulting business reliance comes with some significant management gaps that ISVs are poised to fill.

“SharePoint optimization requires several different tracks, including increased asset utilization, data mobility and movement and storage management, all while maintaining satisfactory application availability and response times,” said Babineau and Lundell in the ESG paper. “Organizations must consider this process holistically in order to avoid relying on one-off resolutions that don’t scale and end up costing more money in the long run.”

Metalogix solutions for SharePoint delivers this holistic approach to SharePoint management, providing users with the freedom to consolidate, manage and optimize their enterprise content the way their applications behave. Metalogix eliminates the out-of-the-box operational constraints and enables organizations of all sizes to optimize the SharePoint content infrastructure in order to consolidate, scale and cost-effectively manage, migrate, store, archive and protect enterprise content whether on-premise or in the cloud. The following are the three key SharePoint management challenges outlined by the ESG paper and how Metalogix solutions help to resolve them:

Storage and Infrastructure
Content Migrations
Security Implications

Regardless of an organization’s desired content lifecycle strategy, Metalogix offers a migration solution to help. Metalogix migration solutions migrate content into SharePoint from numerous sources or legacy systems. Adoption of Microsoft’s Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) and Office 365 is also simplified with easy-to-use, cost effective and powerful migration solutions and Metalogix is the only SharePoint migration product that has passed both the security and performance criteria set by Microsoft to be approved for installation on Office 365 dedicated servers.

“Clearly, SharePoint is rapidly coming of age now, and is becoming one of the most critical content collaboration delivery platforms that is driving this new era of mobile and social-based business applications, and with it comes with some new management responsibilities,” said CEO Steven Murphy. “At Metalogix, our team has been solving SharePoint migration and management challenges for more than 10 years. We take a standards-based approach to delivering comprehensive content lifecycle management solutions that enable organizations to increase the useability and performance of their content applications while reducing the administrative, storage costs, and operational risks associated with your growing Microsoft content.”

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Metalogix is the leading provider of content lifecycle management solutions for Microsoft SharePoint, Exchange, and legacy enterprise content environments. We enable organizations to scale and cost-effectively manage, migrate, store, archive and protect enterprise content whether on-premise or in the cloud. The company is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, privately held, and backed by Insight Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners.


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