It should be no surprise that costs directly drive decisions in the world of business. Many SharePoint users underestimate the long-term management costs of deployments and then ignore sound design practices to reduce SharePoint maintenance costs. In the rush to rapid deployment, this can be costly in the end. SearchWinIT brought this problem to our attention in their article, “Five ways to cut SharePoint maintenance costs and refine management.”

Long-term costs of SharePoint management can be kept under control by considering things like collaborative applications, making good use of your metadata, and many other tips the author of this article highlights.

In the end, it is important to remember that the goal is to create a useful knowledge repository. Planning and relying on your consultants and stakeholders will result in a dynamic system.

Melody K. Smith

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