How to Safely Extend the Value of SharePoint Outside the Firewall

How to Safely Extend the Value of SharePoint Outside the Firewall

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One of the more lively discussions coming out of the Gartner Symposium/ ITxpo 2013 was around the future of SharePoint™ on-premise solutions. Gartner analyst Jeffrey Mann offered an opinion that “SharePoint on-premise is slowly on its way out,” and elaborated on the woes some long-time SharePoint users continue to experience. Memeburn echoed this view, pointing out SharePoint’s lack of popularity among users and the difficulty upgrading or changing an installation:

From a SharePoint Intranet to a Secure Extranet - No Code Required

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Moving from public facing to extranet scenarios, however, introduces some particular challenges. The most pressing of these is achieving the security required to eliminate the possibility of data leaks. The content your business might be sharing externally could be intellectual property, confidential company information, or sensitive personal data such as investor, employee or patient details.