Ontolica Solution Use Case
Migrate to SharePoint 2013 and Office 365
Migrate SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2013
Unfortunately, Microsoft has not provided tools to support a direct migration from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2013. This has introduced the extra complexity and cost of having to first migrate to SharePoint 2010 and then subsequently migrate to SharePoint 2013.
Migrate SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013
When migrating from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 there is an opportunity to optimize the site collection, site, library and content structure. More often than not, the organizational structure and business requirements have changed since the initial implementation. This introduces the need to restructure content while performing the migration and in some cases a need to keep both SharePoint deployments in production for an extended period of time.
Migrate SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010 to Office 365
When considering a migration to Office 365 and SharePoint Online it is common to evaluate a partial migration as the first phase. Often many lightweight users are able to migrate to the cloud based SharePoint platform without issue. However, users that depend on applications in SharePoint 2007 or 2010 are harder to migrate.
Keeping parallel system in production
Whenever a migration requires more than porting content and “flipping the switch” on the old system, there is a need to keep a parallel system in production for an extended period of time. Consequently, this introduces a need to synchronize information between the new and old SharePoint farms.