Thursday, March 27, 2008
Microsoft SharePoint taking business by storm
"Microsoft's SharePoint Server is on a billion dollar juggernaut to potentially become the next must-have technology, offering companies tools for building everything from collaborative applications to Internet sites and potentially handing Microsoft its next cash cow."
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All good SharePoint installations need to be led by the business not by IT. SharePoint is a complete business system and needs a lot of time and effort spent on it to maximise its returns. SharePoint can be a major business tool and it can make substantial savings for all companies, but it needs to be PLANNED.
It is vital that a SharePoint Project Team is put together at the start with key users from all departments involved. These key users will be champions for the project and it will be these users who will be selling this system to their department. Yes, the IT Department can be the Technical Lead but the other members of the SharePoint Project Team will have the knowledge of how the business currently operates and how SharePoint can move it forward.
Without of SharePoint Project Team SharePoint will never become the business tool that it is intended to be and information will continue to be stored in the same old difficult to access locations.
Yes, go for SharePoint 2007 in your business but make it a major business Project for 2008 not just a task for the IT Department.
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