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Is Outsourcing the Hosting and Management of Our SharePoint Solution the Right Choice for My Organization?
Jeff Becraft, Solution Engineer
AT&T Hosting & Application Services
Is there a 3rd option?
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Do you have existing contracts for other services (software, hardware, telecom, networking, mobile devices, other) with any leading hosting providers?
To cut down on latency, does the provider have a data center(s) available to host your application, that is in regional proximity to your user base?
Identify the critical success factors for your organization and how they will be measured, such as…
Provide cost/benefit analysis (be realistic!)
Questions & Discussion