Effectively managing the risks associated with deploying collaborative and digital-asset repository platforms is crucial for success. As such platforms are increasingly relied upon to support mission-critical work-processes and content, it is imperative for organizations to continually assess and address this risk-exposure in order to mitigate any potential losses to business productivity. Optimal platform performance, availability, and security must be maintained in order to maximize end-user productivity, prevent loss of critical organizational knowledge assets, and proactively avoid related non-compliance and legal exposure.
As the world's most popular and powerful business collaboration and repository platform, Microsoft® SharePoint® is delivering accelerated business-productivity and increased efficiency to organizations worldwide. Because of SharePoint's breadth of utilities and uniquely distributed architecture, deployment of the platform confronts administrators and other key stakeholders with myriad risk-related challenges.
This document will briefly review these challenges, and analyze how organizations may proactively address them. It is intended to aid all stakeholders responsible for managing and governing SharePoint deployments, in their efforts to develop risk-aversion strategies appropriate to their organizational needs.