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  • Matthew Spencer - Tech Journalist

Capitalising on Microsoft’s SharePoint growth

As we know, Microsoft launched SharePoint in 2001 to make our work organised. However, it didn’t get enough attention after the launch. But in the past few years, it got many clouds and is now growing its approach drastically.

SharePoint has such growth because of the pandemic that goes by the name COVID-19. The pandemic created many opportunities for online services. People had to connect online as a lockdown was happening throughout the world. And most of the workspaces moved into homes, meaning people started working from home. To organise their work, they had to find a medium. We are aware that Zoom has become a popular source for online meetings and conversations. But that won’t allow us to organise our work or share our work with our colleagues, employers, or employees. Educational institutions also had to collect and share their documents. We need to choose a platform that would help us to gain control over our work. And that’s where Microsoft SharePoint came. You can quickly get started with SharePoint without any difficulties.

We know how SharePoint got so prevalent among us, but now that we are in a post-pandemic time, we need to capitalise on its growth. Let’s see how we are going to make it work:

Utilising Cloud-to-Cloud backup functionality

We should first focus on utilising cloud backup for the files. It’s necessary to back up our data all the time. Most importantly, when the data or information we are storing is crucial. Microsoft itself suggests consistently backup the data.

It would be easier to use SharePoint if we could back up our data cloud-to-cloud. SharePoint lets us access the network from any device. And sometimes, we need to move out or copy our data outside Microsoft cloud. It’s a hurdle when we can’t manoeuvre them efficiently. Here we can freely transfer our data outside the Microsoft cloud. Our clients should utilise this feature to use SharePoint’s cloud at its full potential.

There are some issues related to VPN usage in other cloud services. SharePoint doesn’t require any VPN to access its network. It’s more likely to enhance our productivity as we are not going through trouble entering the cloud system.

Using Network Attached Storage

Many multinational companies work on large files. For example, many engineers work on CAD projects which consume much space. This goes for every other company like Adept Technology Inc., Aurotek Corp., Oracle, Accenture, IBM, etc.

SharePoint would let you download those large files, but what we are limited on is cloud storage. Only Google OneDrive and Dropbox can offer you unlimited storage if you pay for the subscriptions. But those are only for cloud storage services. You can’t organise your data and work there. To get rid of the storage hurdle for SharePoint, we can use a NAS (Network Attached Storage).

This would allow us to gain a tremendous amount of external storage, and we can download and work on any size of files we want. With the usage of NAS devices, we can eliminate the obstacle of storage limitations.

Getting a higher value from the clients

Managing the data in SharePoint isn’t an easy task. We need to back up the files regularly and organise the data according to our client’s wishes, teaching them how to use SharePoint properly and enabling them to follow their schedule in the SharePoint calendar.

Just because the data and information went from physical form to cloud form, it doesn’t mean we are losing our revenue. On the contrary, we are profiting out of it. And nothing seems unfair here. Our clients can work on various matters inside SharePoint, and we can get what we deserve.

SharePoint’s popularity has been blooming like cherry blossom in spring, and after the spring ends, the cherry blossoms will disappear. So, before we run out of opportunities, we must capitalise on them to their full potential.


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