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The BA and the Shiny Objects

A few weeks ago I was approached about working with an organization to help them put together a new SharePoint 2013 site to replace the one they currently have (SP2010). The business unit that approached me is responsible for engaging with stakeholders when the company wants to build...

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Think "initiative" not "project" for collaboration success

It's widely recognised now that successfully improving collaboration within an organisation doesn't happen by itself ; while social collaboration technologies might share some common characteristics with public social networking services like Facebook and Twitter, you simply aren't going...

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Innovation and Business Transformation need Metadata to Happen

In a recent CMSWiRe article by Boris Kraft , several examples of content management outcomes are proffered. What’s extraordinary about the examples is that none of them have anything to do with marketing, accounts payable or insurance (go-to uses cases in blogs and articles for some reason)....

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Sometimes Less Is More

It’s human nature to want more. We want new cars with all the options, home electronics with all the latest features, houses with more rooms and bigger kitchens. Let’s face it, we all want to show off every once and a while. After all, we’re human, right? But, how many of us use all the...

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Ensure Organizational Efficiency in Financial Services through Workflow

Financial services companies are often rife with ad hoc workflows established to solve a particular task that is ultimately performed inconsistently. To ensure organizational efficiency, it is imperative to define and establish workflows with consistency within the financial services industry....

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Why? Why? Why? The social collaboration mantra

There are many reasons why a social collaboration initiative might fail, but by far the most common is that not enough thought has gone into why . Why should we invest in collaboration? Why should I allow - never mind encourage - my team to turn their attention away from doing what I need them...

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Business Process Improvement: 5 Ways to Leverage Collaboration

Decisions that upend the comfortable rhythm people of an organization have become accustomed to, no matter how great, are usually met with a certain degree of resistance. Acceptance can be a key problem, especially when big decisions are made without the knowledge and consensus of the majority...

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

The Business Intelligence Capabilities of SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities in SharePoint 2013 are vast and in many cases are achieved with a combination of SharePoint and Microsoft Office or SharePoint and SQL Server’s capabilities . Note: ...

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