In our last post on how organisations can ensure intranet success, we met sales executive Glenn. Glenn and his colleagues avoided using the intranet because they couldn’t find the information they needed – even if this meant working overtime to write proposals from scratch.
Category: Content and Doc Management
It’s 6.45pm on a Friday and sales executive Glenn is working late. It’s his third week in the role, and he wants to knock over a client proposal before he heads to the coast for the weekend.
A few years ago I was working on a project for a client in Sydney. On my first day, I stopped at a cafe and ordered a strong macchiato to take away. The coffee was good, so I went back the next day.
“Good morning,” the barista said. “Same again?”
I bought coffee from that cafe almost every day for the rest of the project.
US computer engineer Ray Tomlinson sent the first email back in 1971. The World Wide Web wasn’t invented until 18 years later, when CERN computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee came up with a solution for sharing information on different computers.
We have been working in the SharePoint space for almost 15 years now and have worked with number of organisations big and small.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of SharePoint?
If you’re like most people, you probably answered document management or an intranet portal – two of SharePoint’s best-known uses.
If your most valuable team member resigned tomorrow, would you know where to find the reports, project updates or files your colleague had been working on?
A recent Mckinsey report states 61% of the average white collar worker’s time is spent looking for information they need to do their job.
When implemented and maintained in the right way, intranets can improve business intelligence, streamline processes and unlock more value from organisational data. The problem is that many organisations don’t recognise their own intranet’s potential.
Many businesses are using SharePoint. What is less widely recognised is the ability of OneDrive for Business, which comes with SharePoint 2013, to improve the way you organise your documents and collaborate with colleagues.