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Selecting the Right SharePoint Consulting Firm: Comparing Apples to Apples, or Apples to Oranges

Background on One of Many Similar Situations I Have Come Across in the Past 24 Months As a disclaimer to this article, I do own a SharePoint consulting firm, EPC Group.net, and am writing this based on my opinion and those of CIOs and IT Directors that I have interacted with over the past 24 months

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Implementing SharePoint within Federal Government Agencies – Best Practices “From the Consulting Trenches” \ Tips for Government IT Executives & Appointees

Streamline how to get to the best SharePoint talent without the need for subcontractors to then subcontract to 2 other subcontractors… (I digress, but the amount of money I have personally seen on submitting a Statement of Work \ Proposal to a Federal Agency and then the track that has taken for 2 or 3 more firms to get involved to take an initial hourly rate from $140/hour rate to an eventual $240/hour rate blows my mind)

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If I were Steve Ballmer and \ or Jared Spataro, Where Would I Take SharePoint Next?

I am not a Band wagoner… My firm and all of my staff at EPC Group, who by the way are much smarter than me, have serious different approaches to implementing SharePoint in a global enterprise than Microsoft Consulting Services and the other 2 or three firms similar to them. In fact, EPC Group is near the polar opposite in approach to Microsoft Consulting Services and that is not a dig at all but just fundamental approach difference. I get the licensing and sales need of Microsoft and Microsoft Consulting Services but luckily we opted out of the licensing or any piece of that side of the table. It’s time for SharePoint consultants, SharePoint firms, etc. to ask the real questions of what are you trying to accomplish, only implementing SharePoint in a Hybrid methodology, and listen to the clients real needs

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SharePoint Problem & Change Management Procedures Governance - Consulting Best Practices Example

I.T. – SharePoint P roblem and Change Management Procedures I. Introduction The purpose of this document is to define the procedures used to manage SharePoint 2010 / 2013 support requests , assign resources to those requests, and implement solutions to those...

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EPC Group’s SharePoint Server 2010 End User Training Guide

I wanted to post a blog that would allow organizations to get a head start on developing a SharePoint 2010 Training Guide. I believe this is something missing from the community and I am hopeful this will help in the development of not only SharePoint end-user training for your organization but...

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Dissecting a Decade of SharePoint Consulting Success - Article 2 of 4: Whiteboarding

Summary I will continue and complete this article series with parts 3 and 4 over the coming month and please look back at 3 important posts for which I believe will deeply benefit you going forward in your SharePoint enterprise implementation for which have led myself and my organization to well over 650 successful implementations: SharePoint 2013 Preview Summary - Managing Your Current SharePoint 2010 Initiative with 2013 in Mind 650 Successful SharePoint Implementations – Dissecting a Decade of EPC Group Enterprise SharePoint Success - Article 1 of 4 SharePoint Consulting Best Practices for a SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Deployment #InformationGovernance #bestpractices #sharepoint2013 #Collaboration #SharePointImplementations #SharePointEnterpriseDeployments #SharePoint #SharePointConsulting #ElectronicRecordsManagement

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Best Practices for SharePoint Cultural Change Management - From the SharePoint Consulting Trenches

Introduction I wanted to share with the AIIM Community the overview of a White Paper that myself and my team at EPC Group.net have been working on by studying approximately 35 enterprise SharePoint 2010 implementations we have completed between March 2011 and November 2011. It is...

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