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Too Much Too Soon: Incremental Release Of SharePoint Functionality

I’ve had a lot of offhand conversation about user adoption of SharePoint lately and what I’ve found is that when companies give all of the functionality of SharePoint at launch they struggle more with user adoption (this is conjecture as I know of no full studies of this). The companies that I’ve talked to that have put together a functionality release schedule seem to be the ones that have an easier time with user adoption. I think user adoption issue is primarily because SharePoint has the propensity to overwhelm new users

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Funny thing about memories. They tend to distort some details while being eerily accurate on others. For example, when I look back at the early stages of my career, I perceive myself as significantly dumber than I am now. But every now and then I get a glimpse of who I was through a semi...

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How to kill innovation in SharePoint, in five easy steps

The end result, however, is fairly consistent: poor end user you an ongoing view into how your system is being used, allowing you to refine and improve and (back to that end user adoption concept) anticipate changing needs

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Adopting ECM - A Case Study in Failure

Earlier this year I completed an assessment of Alfresco for a university client. The university licensed Alfresco several years ago and did not have much success. They hired me to find out why, and what to do about it. The options they wanted to look at were to continue on with Alfresco or...

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Technology Doesn't Guarantee Success

There’s an old saying in car racing that goes something like “you can’t win the race in the first corner, but you can lose it.” There is a similar truth when talking about software. The right software will not fix your problems, but the wrong software will surely exacerbate them. This, then, is...

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Road to ECM Hell is paved with good intentions: Introduction (Part 1)

Reading around the information on the AIIM website, there are some very scary statistics around ECM projects. The one that stands out, is that over 50% of ECM projects are not successful. What a statistic! And a real shame on those providing software or services in the ECM sector. The Road...

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Hola...Holacracy and the SharePoint Centre of Excellence

This blog post is written hot on the heels of the latest internet buzz surrounding Zappos (sorry pun intended). The buzz is focussed this time on its CEO, Tony Hsieh’s highly publicised and critiqued decision to throw away traditional business management models, at the online shoe retailer...

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Psst ... hey ... yeah you. You social engineers getting certified in Business Facebook applications! Remember what-you-see-is-what-you-get? Probably not unless reinventing yourself for a living is measured in decades. For you digital natives I'm describing how dinosaurs like...

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