Online vs. On-Premises: How Does Cloud Adoption Affect SharePoint Records Management?

June 21, 2017 by Andrew Borgschulte

Tags: Cloud

A recent study by Sharegate highlights the growing popularity of SharePoint online across organizations. Not surprisingly given the overall IT culture today, SharePoint Online adoption is increasing.

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Keep Your Office 365 Compliance On Track

June 16, 2017 by Andrew Borgschulte

Tags: eDiscovery, Compliance

Office 365 compliance is a critical part of any information governance strategy. Microsoft understands this and with the E5 plan, advanced compliance is integrated into the service allowing organizations to meet their unique requirements with their cloud service.

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IT Should Support Information Governance on SharePoint, Not Own it

June 7, 2017 by Cynthia Wood

SharePoint is not an IT resource, it is a business resource. Despite that, many organizations see the technical requirements of deployment and relegate full-time management and information governance within their SharePoint environment entirely to IT.

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Planning for a Successful Deployment

June 1, 2017 by Cynthia Wood

According to a 2016 AIIM report, only 6% of businesses report a successful SharePoint deployment. Content management and collaboration are critical to a business’s ability to operate efficiently, so why then is success so elusive?

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Solving SharePoint Roadblocks: How to Win an Executive Sponsor

May 24, 2017 by Cynthia Wood

We talked before about the carrot frequently being more effective than the stick when it comes to improving information management practices on SharePoint, but what if that’s not the case? When this happens, it’s very helpful to have an executive sponsor on hand to remind the organization of the critical value of improving how enterprise content is managed.

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Training and Change Management are Crucial

May 16, 2017 by Cynthia Wood

Tags: Change Management

No matter the platform, an enterprise content and records management strategy requires change management and training.  The cost upfront is minuscule compared to the cost of a failed program.

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SharePoint and OneDrive Now Support 3D Files and DICOM Images

May 12, 2017 by Jude O'Neill

Tags: OneDrive


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A New Platform is Not a New Strategy: Don't Migrate Your Problems Along With Your Content

May 4, 2017 by Cynthia Wood

Tags: digital workplace

For many large organizations seeking to update and improve their content management strategy, Microsoft SharePoint provides an opportunity to “start fresh.” However, while SharePoint may overcome some of the limitations of legacy platforms, it is not a magic bullet. Without a fresh focus on information architecture and governance, old – and familiar – ways of doing things can easily carry over to the new environment. If that happens, you will simply replicate the same old issues that you experienced with file shares and legacy systems.

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3 Ways to Solve the “User Problem” in SharePoint

April 18, 2017 by Cynthia Wood

SharePoint offers many advantages over shared drives and legacy platforms, with its content management capabilities and facilities for collaboration combined with its flexibility, low cost, and ubiquity. 

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The Number One Way to Cause SharePoint Risk and Compliance Issues

April 13, 2017 by Chris Caplinger

Tags: Compliance

A report from Kaspersky Lab finds that a staggering 73% of companies had internal incidences last year, mostly caused by poor or inadequate training. This is certainly distressing news from an information governance perspective. Let's dig in to the numbers a little more and talk about some ways to combat this problem.

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