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How often has this happened to you: You're working on a project that needs feedback from other members of your organization. You send out an email with your project attached, asking some of your colleagues to respond with any feedback they see fit. Soon after, you get multiple emails from various colleagues offering suggestions and changes. Now you've got to aggregate all of the suggestions back into your original document, hoping that none of them conflict since your colleagues have no idea what they each suggested. Sure, you'll likely get all of the information you need, but is this really the best way to collaborate within your organization? I'd argue that email has actually become a hindrance to organizational collaboration because of overuse and a dependency that has us living out of our inboxes. With enterprise collaboration software offerings such as Microsoft... (more)

SharePoint Gone Wild: When Governance Lacks Training

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SharePoint Gone Wild: When Governance Lacks Training | Part 2

*If you missed part one of this series, you can read it here. So far in this series, we've looked at business requirements that drive governance - including accountability, quality, appropriateness, restrictions, discoverability, and compliance. In this article, I wanted to touch on how training requirements - and lack of them - can affect governance for SharePoint. In my travels, I speak with many large enterprise customers who often spill the beans on the issues they are having with relation to SharePoint. One of the biggest things I encourage is to get details on their plans a... (more)

SharePoint Gone Wild: When Governance Lacks Compliance

If you've missed any previous part of this blog series, you can read them here. When people think of "compliance" from a Microsoft SharePoint perspective, it can mean a lot of things to a lot of different people. Every organization will have different considerations for compliance: Essentially, which regulations they need to comply with according to their specific industry vertical, including HIPAA/HITECH, DOD 5015, Section 508 and WCAG 1.0 and 2.0. There are two main drivers for compliance I see in organizations for SharePoint, due to the risk of non-compliance and subsequent l... (more)

SharePoint Gone Wild: When Governance Lacks Accountability

In a webinar entitled ‘Business Drivers and Checklists for Successful SharePoint Governance', Randy Williams, SharePoint MVP and AvePoint Enterprise Trainer & Evangelist, and I discussed the business drivers that come from individuals outside the IT department for SharePoint as a service within an organization. These drivers often result in policies being defined to set the expectation with the business and to focus alignment with the IT department. Over a series of posts, I will focus on horror stories, from some of our 8,000+ customers we have here at AvePoint, which provided ... (more)