In this post, I will cover adoption - one of the key things to be aware of
when you're aiming for high adoption levels is that without focus on the
aforementioned requirements, adoption will be low. I've been writing these in
order for a reason - in order to drive high adoption levels, you must be able
to address the other seven business drivers first.
Adoption is one of the key ways to measure the return on investment, and
overall success, for SharePoint as a service within an organization. What do
we mean by SharePoint adoption? Different organizations measure adoption in
Size of Data in SharePoint
Reduction in file share data size Reduction in attachments in emails and
email traffic due to collaboration Average number of concurrent users in
SharePoint during work hours Average number of unique visitors per work day
Engagement of employees from al... (more)
How often has this happened to you: You're working on a project that needs
feedback from other members of your organization. You send out an email with
your project attached, asking some of your colleagues to respond with any
feedback they see fit. Soon after, you get multiple emails from various
colleagues offering suggestions and changes. Now you've got to aggregate all
of the suggestions back into your original document, hoping that none of them
conflict since your colleagues have no idea what they each suggested.
Sure, you'll likely get all of the information you need, but is ... (more)
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When people think of "compliance" from a Microsoft SharePoint perspective, it
can mean a lot of things to a lot of different people. Every organization
will have different considerations for compliance: Essentially, which
regulations they need to comply with according to their specific industry
vertical, including HIPAA/HITECH, DOD 5015, Section 508 and WCAG 1.0 and 2.0.
There are two main drivers for compliance I see in organizations for
SharePoint, due to the risk of non-compliance and subsequent l... (more)
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In the series so far, we've talked about how accountability, quality,
appropriateness and restrictions have all been key drivers for why we need to
focus on governance for Microsoft SharePoint within our organizations.
To continue this series, I want to focus on another key area called
Discoverability. What does this term mean? It is the quality of the content
being discoverable (able to find information) within SharePoint.
Unfortunately, this also happens to be one of the biggest pains within
organizations t... (more)