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May 26

Enhancing SharePoint Through Information Governance

Enhancing SharePoint Through Information Governance According to Microsoft, every day for the past five years 20,000 new SharePoint users have been added. As one of the most popular departmental content management solutions, SharePoint silos are now littering the organizational landscape with little or no centralized control. Enterprises are seeking to do more with less, leverage what they already own, and take advantage of SharePoint 2010 functionality.   Technologies are available to tag content, classify it to organizational taxonomies, preserve and protect information through the automatic identification of records and privacy data, and as a migration tool. These building blocks work well in the SharePoint environment and add functionality transparently to the end user.   Building Block #1: Metadata   An enterprise metadata repository is the primary building block in the framework, enabling the proactive management of content. This component is tightly integrated with the management of content life-cycle. Enterprises struggle with managing content, stemming from the end user's inability to accurately and consistently tag content for search, storage, records identification and archiving purposes. Most organization still focus on relying on the end user for appropriate tagging. Only by eliminating the human factor can enterprise metadata management be achieved and subsequently the content life-cycle management. Read more
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May 3

Case Study - Autodesk - SharePoint Deployment

Case Study - Autodesk - SharePoint Deployment In the "Case Studies" series of my posts, I describe the projects that I worked on and lessons learned from them. In this post, I am going to describe the project of SharePoint deployment at Autodesk.   Autodesk is a software engineering company with worldwide presence. Autodesk worldwide marketing produced a lot of marketing assets. On many occasions, marketing produced assets which either was duplicate of what was already created in the past or assets that were not needed. Marketing assets were stored in a digital asset management system. This digital asset management system did not have a way to track marketing assets.   Marketing decided to use SharePoint which already was deployed at Autodesk as the tracking system for their marketing assets. This would be a tool where they would log an asset they would like to create and it would go through a workflow to vote, review, and approve this asset before it would be produced. After this asset was produced, it would be tracked in this system. Read more
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Apr 26

SharePoint - Blog Sites

SharePoint - Blog Sites A blog is a Web site that enables you or your organization to quickly share ideas and information. Blogs contain posts that are dated and listed in reverse chronological order. People can comment on your posts, as well as provide links to interesting sites, photos, and related blogs.   Blogs posts can be created quickly, and they often have an informal tone or provide a unique perspective. Although blogs are frequently used for commentary on the Internet, they can be used in several ways in a corporate environment. For example, in one of companies I worked, maintenance employees were using a SharePoint blog to document their findings during the site visit and their supervisor to respond by posting comments to their posts.   A SharePoint blog is a site that contains lists and libraries, such as a list of blog posts, a list of other blogs, and a library for photos. Once you create a blog, you can set up categories, and then customize the blog settings. Read more
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Apr 14

Document Management in SharePoint

Document Management in SharePoint Document management in SharePoint includes documents life cycle from their creation to archiving. The system allows to store and organize documents so that they can be easily found and shared by users thus enabling collaboration.   When organizations do not have any kind of formal document management system in place, content is often created and saved in an unmanaged and decentralized way on scattered file shares and individual hard disk drives. This makes it hard for employees to find, share, and collaborate effectively on documents. This also makes it difficult for organizations to use the valuable business information and data. Read more
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Mar 29

Content Management Systems Reviews - Documentum - Documentum for SharePoint

Documentum has few products for SharePoint users. These products are: Documentum Repository Services for SharePoint, My Documentum for SharePoint, Documentum SourceOne for SharePoint. In this post, I am going to describe these products.   Content Management Systems Reviews - Documentum - Documentum for SharePoint Documentum Repository Services for SharePoint   Documentum Repository Services for SharePoint allows organizations to manage SharePoint Content and leverage it by re-routing content automatically to the EMC Documentum repository. Repository Services for SharePoint aggregates content from disparate SharePoint sites, providing centralized management and the ability to apply compliance, business, and operational control to SharePoint content without impacting the end user. SharePoint does not show that content is being managed by Documentum and SharePoint users and tools are not affected. Read more
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