Embracing the Urgency: SharePoint Migration for Workplace Modernization

As technology continues to evolve and change, businesses are faced with pivotal decisions that can shape their future. A prime example is the end-of-life status of older versions of SharePoint. Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 reached its end of life (EOL) on April 11, 2023, with SharePoint Server 2016 and 2019 following suit on July 14, 2026. This signifies the end of support and security updates, leaving some organizations vulnerable. Now is the time to focus on building a strategy to migrate from on-prem SharePoint to SharePoint Online.

Many organizations may delay action until the eleventh hour, but top-tier organizations embrace these challenges proactively. Instead of avoiding the impending changes, they use this knowledge to their advantage, confronting the issue directly. These proactive organizations commit to taking decisive steps and recognize that acting with urgency is essential.

Harnessing Urgency for Transformation

Taking a cue from the insightful book Be Fearless, by Jean Case, the concept of urgency emerges as a potent driver for transformative success. The book underscores the importance of addressing foreseeable impacts with a sense of urgency amidst the challenges of business transformation.

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“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough. We must apply. Being willing is not enough. We must do.”

Leonardo DaVinci

For organizations still reliant on outdated SharePoint versions, the time to act is now. Delaying could result in missing out on enhanced features, improved security, and increased operational efficiency offered by modern solutions.

The Pitfalls of Maintaining Outdated Technology

Businesses that cling to outdated technologies not only miss out on innovations but also expose themselves to significant risks, including:

Security Vulnerabilities: Outdated systems without regular updates and security patches become prime targets for cyberattacks, potentially leading to data breaches, financial losses, and reputational damage.

Competitive Disadvantage: There is no denying that agility and robust platforms are essential for fostering collaboration and efficiency. Companies using outdated systems may struggle to keep up with competitors leveraging the latest technology.

Kiefer Consulting: Leading the Charge in Workplace Modernization

Kiefer Consulting has long been dedicated to assisting organizations in navigating the complexities of workplace modernization and optimization. By upgrading to the latest SharePoint versions or transitioning to SharePoint Online, businesses can leverage the full potential of cloud technology, including enhanced security, collaboration tools, and flexibility.

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Modernizing with Confidence

The path to modernizing workplace technology is straightforward with the proper guidance. Leveraging expert insights and strategic planning, organizations can smoothly transition to updated systems while achieving considerable advantages. Kiefer Consulting specializes in providing customized solutions that match your business goals and meet the needs of your workforce, ensuring a smooth integration with little to no disruption. With our team’s deep expertise, you are well-equipped to navigate your migration project successfully.

Seize the Moment with Determined Urgency

The impending end-of-life timeline for SharePoint Servers 2013, 2016, and 2019 serves as a stark reminder of the critical need for urgency in technological upgrades. Businesses must act swiftly to safeguard their operations and remain competitive in the digital era. With guidance from Kiefer Consulting, the path to modernization becomes clear and attainable. Embrace the urgency to modernize—your business’s prosperity hinges on it. Contact us today and let us help you create a plan for SharePoint in the cloud.

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