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The “four layer” model applied to unstructured content

In my book, Information-Driven Business , I introduce a four layer model for information. You can also read more about this model in the MIKE2.0 article: Four Layers of Information . The four layer model provides a way of describing information in every organisation. The model explains how information is consumed (layer 1: metrics), navigated (layer 2: dimensional), held (layer 3: atomic) and created (layer 4: operational). Using this model helps to organisation to understand where it is overly dependent on staff or customer knowledge to manage information at any of these layers (such as summarising to report, or slicing-up in spreadsheets to answer questions)

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Rightshifting SharePoint with 21apps Org Shift Model (Part 1)

This post is just a taster for an initial series of blog posts going into some depth around the 21apps Organisational Shift model for changing the way people work and delivering organisational outcomes with the SharePoint platform

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Make Content Consumption Social To Deliver More Organizational Value

From A Transactional Model To A Social Model First an explanation of what I mean. In the transactional model of knowledge sharing a company posts documents or videos or other content to a location – think a share, an intranet, a portal -- where they can be accessed by the people who need them

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Ensure Organizational Efficiency in Financial Services through Workflow

AIIM identifies six steps within their BPM methodology; while there are other models available, the core steps of each are similar...BPM is similar to an agile development model, in which there may be multiple phases existing simultaneously. 1

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Deep-Dive of Microsoft’s Power BI for Office 365

Power BI works seamlessly with Excel to create content, data models, and visualizations which also providing the capability to share, collaborate, and extend those insights. Note: It is important to review your licensing model to ensure you have this capability available. For example, Excel is not part of Power BI for Office 365, but your organization’s licensing model more than likely already provides you with Microsoft Excel

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A SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence (BI) Deep-dive - Case Study Review from EPC Group

The following is an overview of Excel Services 2013 and SharePoint 2013: Excel Services 2013 is a SharePoint service application that enables the loading, calculation, and browser-based rendering of Excel workbooks (Enterprise Edition only) Designed to be a scalable, robust, enterprise-class service that provides feature and calculation fidelity with Excel Delivers rich analysis capabilities that are supported in a zero-footprint web client with a familiar interface Live connections to data sources are queried to deliver up-to-date data throughout analysis The following is a graphical example of the moving pieces of SharePoint 2013 and how they come together at a very high level: PowerPivot & SharePoint 2013 PowerPivot is an add-in for Excel User that provides the ability to create powerful data models that can include calculated fields, reports and scorecards. The following is a summary of PowerPivot and SharePoint 2013: PowerPivot for SharePoint extends SharePoint 2013 and Excel Services to add server-side processing, collaboration, and document management support for the PowerPivot workbooks published to SharePoint The PowerPivot Gallery, a special type of document library, is provided to browse published PowerPivot workbooks and to configure automatic data refresh The PowerPivot Service deploys the embedded data model to an Analysis Service instance within the SharePoint farm, and Excel Services is used to query the deployed data model Data connections can be defined to query the PowerPivot data model by using the document URL PerformancePoint Services & SharePoint 2013 PerformancePoint is one of the most used Business Intelligence (BI) components within SharePoint 2013 and it primarily used to create and share centrally managed dashboards

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Advertising for Intranets

In John Battelle's 2005 work "The Search" Battelle writes that Sergey bristled at an ad-based business model not because advertising was corrupting the vision, bias the search, or manipulating the search masses but because banner ads threatened the vaunted loading times of Google's results sets

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