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Today’s Information Management Dilemma – Move to the Cloud or Stay On-premises?

Cloud is currently a topic you cannot escape. Whether you’re ready or not, it’s coming to the content management space. According to a recent study by AIIM, 84% of organizations are considering cloud or hybrid implementations in the coming year.

The move to cloud for document and content management isn’t always an easy decision: there are still many powerful benefits to an on-premises approach even as the use of cloud continues to surge.



How do you decide which approach is the best option for your information management needs? What if you didn’t have to make a choice?

Go Hybrid!

The truth is, you shouldn’t have to choose between one or the other. Hybrid information management gives you the best of both worlds, allowing you to avoid the eternal struggle between ease of collaboration and control. With hybrid cloud, you can collaborate in the cloud, keep your established records on-premises to retain the highest levels of control and also manage your data and content all in one place. In addition, a hybrid implementation enables you to flexibly scale according to changing business needs.

A technology publication defines hybrid cloud as a cloud computing environment that uses a mix of on-premises, private cloud and third-party, public cloud services with orchestration between the two platforms. In information management, it’s the orchestration that makes the difference. Without it, the two platforms would remain isolated and hard to manage.

“One system to rule them all…”

We here at M-Files believe in the power of orchestration, along with the importance of ease of use. And therefore, we provide you with something that we call Intelligent Information Management. No matter how you run your IT, where you originally store data and content, or what endpoints you use to access that data – it’s all there, available in one view, with one unified user experience. This makes M-Files the only true hybrid cloud content management solution on the market.

As you consider your options, it may ease your mind to know that, contrary to Sauron from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, who wanted “one ring to rule them all,” we don’t actually aim to rule over other systems. Instead, M-Files provides a way to search for and manage information within and across those systems and repositories – without the need for migration.


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