I recently created a six part series, Robust SharePoint Performance in the Emerging Distributed Enterprise: Turning the Potential for Chaos into the Means for Success, sponsored by Certeon. The past 10 years have seen many changes that profoundly affect how businesses operate. A critical business necessity is now the ability to collaborate on an enterprise scale at the employee, business partner, and customer level. Supporting these interactions effectively is a competitive differentiator.
Recognizing this, Microsoft has made major investments in SharePoint, its content and collaboration platform. That platform has matured into an enterprise application that is currently experiencing rapid deployment (see, AIIM - The SharePoint Puzzle). While SharePoint is fast achieving dominance, one major challenge stands in the way of it realizing its full potential: SharePoint’s centralized architecture often results in long file and content transfer times for distributed organizations that depend on Wide Area Networks (WANs). This series covers these performance concerns, their origins and implications, and offers a potential path for success.
Here are links to the six posts in the series.