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Don't Forget the Hardware in Your RFP!

I’ve spent a lot of time recently with my head buried in clients’ EIM/ECM/BPM software business requirements and vendor selection criteria, and it’s been fascinating in the aggregate to see when – and whether – in their RFP process the hardware side of the equation...

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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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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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Don't Blame SharePoint

By accident or by design, I’ve managed to steer clear of MS SharePoint (SP) centric Enterprise Content Management (ECM) deployments until a few weeks ago. However, even though I’ve only been on the periphery of SP, I’ve never been of the opinion that all the SP implementations...

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5 Considerations for Building Your Governance Strategy

For many organizations (according to AIIM.org, over 50% of corporations) SharePoint is a critical business platform, and yet many struggle with making SharePoint scale to meet their growing end user needs. I often tell audiences that the top issues surrounding SharePoint have nothing to do with...

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Will We Ever Get This Right

I don't normally cross-post but a short week and a medical issue has me focused on design vs. production and the value of the things we do and don't do. Almost every IT shop has an inventory of projects. Some have been on the shelf for a long time and curiously, some pop into inventory...

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Governance, Reporting and Compliance Considerations as SharePoint Becomes More Social

As organizations increasingly look toward social technologies to improve the user experience within enterprise collaboration management (ECM) platforms, we need to not forgot one of the primary reasons we have these ECM platforms in the first place: their document-centric capabilities with role...

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SPC14 Results: 3 Reasons the SharePoint On-Premise roadmap has changed to a severe O365 warning

Like the 'Severe Weather Warnings' that have been so frequent this winter, announcements made at SPC14 point us in a general direction, set some conditions, but remain vague about the details we've been waiting for. Last year's conference announced the integration of Yammer into...

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Reduce Your Requirements

I speak at a lot of SharePoint events, and as I warm up the crowd, I like to ask a couple icebreaker questions and get a sense for how interactive and responsive the audience will be. One of my favorite questions is: by show of hands, does anyone have an end user adoption issue? The reaction...

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