Chris Caplinger

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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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SharePoint Records Management: Online vs 2016 On-Premises

March 16, 2017 by Chris Caplinger

Tags: Records Management, Cloud

When it comes to SharePoint records management, the process and strategy is dependent on whether your organization uses On-Premises or Online. A recent blog article from Sharegate goes over the differences in detail in a helpful way.

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6 Questions for Companies and their SharePoint Compliance Plan

February 24, 2017 by Chris Caplinger

Tags: SharePoint, Compliance

An article from Silicon Republic covers some important questions that all companies dealing with data should be aware of. We’re going to discuss their importance to an overall SharePoint compliance plan. Cybersecurity and information governance are inextricably linked. Directors in all organizations must be aware of the impact that they have on one another.

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3 Pillars of SharePoint Information Governance Program Success

November 30, 2016 by Chris Caplinger

Tags: Information Governance Program, SharePoint

The majority of organizations have at least attempted to create a SharePoint information governance program. Some have been successful and some not so much. Over the past few months, I’ve spoken with both types of organizations. In most cases, the successful ones all had the same common denominator: All of them had a leader, a clearly defined goal and made sure the program aligned with the business need.

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5 Ways to Fix SharePoint Records Management

November 9, 2016 by Chris Caplinger

Tags: Records Management, Records Retention


SharePoint is a great platform, with a core set of features that rival the best enterprise content management systems available. If you have been using SharePoint very long however, you start to realize it has a great core platform, but it is not so good at the individual tasks that need to be accomplished with your information.

Whether it’s business process management, document capture, or records management, sometimes the SharePoint features just don’t cut it out of the box.

Here are 5 ways you can fix the records management feature deficiencies.

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Data Governance and Privacy in SharePoint Online

November 2, 2016 by Chris Caplinger

Tags: SharePoint

Raise your hand if you haven't been impacted by a data breach in the last year. If your hand is up, data privacy and encryption is something you probably wish you didn't have to care about. If your hand is down you are probably one of the information technology or security folks that may be mad at me before you finish reading this post about data governance and encryption in #SharePoint Online.

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5 Things You May Not Know About OneDrive for Business

September 8, 2016 by Chris Caplinger

Tags: OneDrive, Office 365, SharePoint Online

Microsoft has been playing some marketing tricks on us, but they are not all necessarily bad. OneDrive for Business is a great example. The personal OneDrive product was and just is a personal cloud file share, much like Google Drive, iCloud Drive or even DropBox. However, Microsoft often uses the same name to brand two very different products such as Skype (for business) and in this case, OneDrive for Business.

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[Infographic] Choosing SharePoint On-Premises vs. Office 365 for ECM

May 18, 2016 by Chris Caplinger

Tags: Office 365, ecm

Our friends over at KnowledgeLake put together an infographic where you will be introduced to some important decision factors on choosing SharePoint On-Premises vs. Office 365 for enterprise content management. Take a look below!

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Infographic: Why SharePoint Governance Projects Fail

October 19, 2015 by Chris Caplinger

Recently, AIIM, the global community of information professionals, published the results of a research study titled Connecting and Optimizing SharePoint - important strategy choices. They polled 422 members of their community to get an idea of what the current state of SharePoint user adoption was. This includes user attitudes, deployment status and information on why SharePoint projects often fail.

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Box vs SharePoint: A Cloud Governance War

August 28, 2015 by Chris Caplinger

A customer of ours recently asked us if they should use Box or SharePoint Online (Office 365). Guess what we asked next? You're probably thinking the same thing we did... "what exactly are you needing to do?"

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