What's the (share)point?
February 2, 2012 7:35 PM Subscribe
How do I evaluate the cost/benefits of migrating my org's front-end website from M$Sharepoint to an open-source platform?
posted by metajc to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have been given one week starting today to evaluate the cost/benefit of migrating a ~3,000 page / ~2,000 visitor/day front-facing website from $harepoint to WordPress, Drupal, Plone or something else.
The idea is to save around $40K/year in fees that we pay a group to administer site hosting, domain hosting, and occasional header/footer/layout updates but nothing more than copy/pasting Google Analytics scripts in and out. I manage the content, design (pre-sharepoint), and functionality. (I actually iframe the functionality (forms) in from another site because the group cannot make time to provide things like email registration.)
I have never taken on a migration of this size before. I have also never contracted a job of this size out to a design firm. I have built maybe 20 websites in WordPress but nothing larger than 20 pages and a blog. After the migration, I would be solely responsible for all aspects of the website.
What are the major considerations I need to make? Are there guides for a project plan this specific?