Let's Jam About SharePoint

By Bryant Duhon posted 11-12-2012 16:49


#infochat this Thursday, November 15 at 11 am EST.

Love it. Hate it. Love to hate it. Whichever way you look at it, SharePoint is a fact of life.

Like any fact of life, you've got to deal with it. "Dealing with it” could mean telling your users and/or executives that free is not always free or cheap; or implementing best practices in a planned SharePoint roll out. Or anywhere in between, for that matter.

SharePoint, like any enterprise content management software, can effectively enable collaboration, storage of your records, and serve as a robust document management platform. And, like any other ECM software, when you don’t plan correctly it’s not going to work.

Let’s move beyond the “ooh, SharePoint is delightful” and the “ooh, SharePoint is awful” conversation and look at:

  • Implementation tips that worked
  • Things that didn’t work
  • You favorite SP horror/success story

What’s a Tweet Jam
Musicians jam together by riffing off of a common theme; playing off of each other to create something unique and learning from each other as they do. With Twitter, we can do the same, 140 characters at a time. A tweet jam is a fast-paced conversation around a topic. It is simply a time and a place to gather on Twitter around a hashtag topic and learn from each other. Anyone can ask, or answer, a question.

What’s the AIIM Infochat (#infochat)?
Simple really: managing information (well) is, to understate it, somewhat complex. We want to get together regularly (look for a schedule soon), kick around ideas/strategy/tips/suggestions/tools/trends, and emerge a little bit more knowledgeable at the other end of the hour. While we know it’s only 140 characters at a time, we want to generate questions and discussions about how to REALLY make the business processes work

How Do I “Watch?”
It’s easy. Log in to Twitter (or your favorite Twitter front end; I like Hootsuite). Then use the hashtag #infochat to follow the discussion. The best way I’ve found to follow one of these is Sign in using your twitter handle, type #infochat into the box at the top of the screen, and tweetchat will follow the discussion – best of all, without you having to remember to put in the hashtag every time you write a new tweet.

#InformationGovernance #SharePoint #sharepoint #InfoChat #ECM #Collaboration #ElectronicRecordsManagement