Good evening Experts,
I need your advice on this question. I have to make a presentation on Microsoft Sharepoint next week on 03/19/2012 and I would like your opinions,advice and best way to present this to an Executive Staff that are still using antiquated drive mappings.
Just before I left my previous job, I was the Admnistrator of a 3000 node Active Directory environment , so I am not a novice when it comes to Microsoft offerings. When Sharepoint first came out, I think in 2008, it was simply a document management application. Now It has so many feature sets and potential for Cloud and Virtualization opportunities, that I dont want to overwhelm the Executive staff. I just want to give them the facts , benefits , opportunities.
So please offer up your opinions, advice, pros, cons, etc... and I will give points where appropriate.
Keep in mind that SharePoint is as much a Platform as it is anything else. This means that it CAN do a lot of different things, not just content management, or file storage. It can also be extended. With the cost of implementing SharePoint is it important (In my opinion) that your executives understand this. While you may initially implement SharePoint for 1 or 2 solutions (I.e.: Content Management, File Storage) but should be evaluated for use as other needs arise.
Using SharePoint the users can still map drives to a SharePoint library. This little tidbit has helped me win MANY customer who thought they needed to go to the site and manually upload the files each time they wanted to store something. You could also look into tools like Harmon.ie that provide some amazing Email Integration to help aid in moving to SharePoint as a storage solution.