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Don't Just Deploy SharePoint, Plan It Out

SharePoint is fundamentally a business platform, worth more than the sum of its parts. It is not just a piece of software, not just a series of servers, not just a collection of tools and accelerators: it is a platform on which your business can associate, collaborate, and innovate. So why are...

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SharePoint in the Cloud Requires Environmental Shift in Thinking

For many, moving collaboration to the coud makes perfect sense. Most companies struggle with the design and architectural decisions around SharePoint, and, more specifically, they have a difficult time decided whether or not they should mirror the more traditional structure and permissions of...

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Social Should Be Able To Demonstrate Business Value

In the never-ending search for improving customer adoption and engagement -- which social promises, and I do believe can deliver -- the difficulty for most (if not all) organizations is demonstrating business value amidst all of the marketing and promises of the OEMs and vendors. For social ...

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10 Observations on Changes Due to Social Collaboration

With Microsoft and Salesforce announcing a partnership that will align the former's collaboration and communication platform powerhouse, Office365, with the latter's leading customer relationship management (CRM) platform, one thing is clear: collaboration continues to be a primary focus...

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Guess What? The Key to SharePoint Success is STILL Metadata and Taxonomy

Arguably, metadata and taxonomy management is the single most important factor in a successful SharePoint implementation. Metadata is the glue that binds within SharePoint. It powers search. It enables social computing. It drives enterprise content management strategies. Not surprisingly,...

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SharePoint is moving from little g to Big G

SharePoint has, for the most part, been relegated to smaller solutions. Also known as “point solutions” that address a specific segment of the business. There is nothing wrong with this and it’s a great way to get in the door. Which SharePoint has done very, very well. As...

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