PointSolutions work with businesses to ensure that they select the right deployment options for now and for the future.
Although cloud deployment options, including private cloud and Office 365 are becoming ever more popular with all types of businesses, there are still many reasons why on-premise or hybrid deployment could be right for your business.
The deployment of SharePoint in-house requires a number of key considerations and we can work with you to provide expert, specialist advice or work alongside your preferred IT provider to ensure a successful and smooth deployment of SharePoint on-premise.
Our advice and support
- We will provide an assessment of the hardware and current server environment to ensure it is fit for purpose.
- We will provide advice on server licensing models for both internal SharePoint users (employees) and for external SharePoint users (non-employees – clients, partners, suppliers etc.)
- We will provide advice and guidance of SQL licensing models and configuration, as SharePoint utilises an SQL database management system which can be deployed on SQL Express (i.e. the free version), but this has a limit of 4gb (2005) or 10gb (2008 / 2012).
- We will provide advice on internal and external system connectivity and configuration.
- We will provide advice and guidance around system security including authentication models, authorisation policies, best practices and security certification.
- PointSolutions has a best practice guide for deploying SharePoint infrastructure security policies and we can provide this to the IT support company if required. Once deployed, we will advise, implement and train the relevant people on the security features within the SharePoint product itself.
We can also help with
- Antivirus – If you are using SharePoint to allow the publishing of information from external sources onto your intranet or extranet, it is important that your antivirus solution supports Windows SharePoint to monitor uploaded and downloaded files.
- Back-up and Recovery – A back-up and recovery policy, procedure will be required to ensure that not only is the data backed-up, but that it is backed-up in such a way that allows ease of restoration.
- Business Continuity – as the deployment scales it will evidently become more critical to the business and as such business continuity policies and procedures need considering in the event of loss of service.