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Helping a Research Institute Implement a SharePoint Intranet

How Aciron does it

To start, a consortium of US universities engaged in astronomical research. They were in the process of moving their technology infrastructure to the cloud. Overall, they needed help with their SharePoint migration. Our team provided experienced SharePoint consulting.

What we did
Technologies

Our approach

Firstly, we discussed SharePoint migration strategy with the client’s IT team. During the migration discussions, our team determined that the project would follow a phased approach. Therefore, ensuring all employees were not affected by the migration concurrently. For the initial launch, the sites were developed using default SharePoint functionality. Aciron implemented SharePoint web parts, in order to complete any customization.

Secondly, we conducted requirements gathering interviews with key stakeholder from each of the client’s departments. These interviews provided insights to determine the specific needs of each department’s SharePoint. As a result, we created storyboards to visually articulate the layout of the system. These storyboards were designed based on SharePoint’s out-of-the-box functionality. However, it included web parts that had the desired enhancements.

Most importantly, Aciron migrated the client’s data and content from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint Online. As a result, the migration was based on the defined migration strategy.

Solutions

Transform

In conclusion, Aciron helped the client perform a content assessment. This ensured that only current content migrated to the new system. As a result, any clutter from the legacy SharePoint system was removed.

To clarify, the client remained satisfied with their upgraded sites since the migration to SharePoint Online. For example, the client plans to continue to enhance the design and functionality.

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