“According to our survey, by 2020, the hybrid market will be the most common SharePoint environment, growing from 32% in 2017 to 46% in 2020.” This is one of the key findings of research conducted by CollabTalk, an independent research and technical marketing services company.
The study, “Understanding the State of the Hybrid SharePoint Ecosystem,” (registration required) was conducted with input from 626 experienced SharePoint professionals from 54 different countries, and over 500 companies represented.
The research provides a valuable insight into the current and future SharePoint strategies of respondents. Results indicate that among those organisations currently using SharePoint on-prem, 50% plan to move to hybrid, while only 17% plan to move entirely to SharePoint Online. This confirms that companies are looking at hybrid not only as a transition to the cloud, but a long-term strategy that fits their corporate goals better than a pure-cloud SharePoint solution.