Cynthia Wood

Recent Posts

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.

Read More

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?

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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. 

Read More