I ran into one of our SharePoint clients, Yasmina, at an event a couple of weeks ago. Yasmina works for a professional services firm that switched to SharePoint Online last year.
We have been working in the SharePoint space for almost 15 years now and have worked with number of organisations big and small.
As IT director Steve noted in our last post on intranet success, it’s critical to get users on board at the early stages of any intranet project.
In 2009 I went to Microsoft’s developer conference, TechEd. This was the same year that the first iPhone was released, and the mobility movement was just starting to build steam.
A few months ago, sales executive Glenn gave up on his organisation’s intranet after never being able to find the information he needed. Around the same time, Steve, the IT director at Glenn’s work, decided to find a way to improve the organisation’s information governance.
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.
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.
We’ve known that InfoPath is on its way out for a while now. What hasn’t been clear is what its successor will be. Microsoft is still working on a new forms solution. This isn’t much use for users who want forms right now.
Let’s face it. Your organisation’s SharePoint environment contains sensitive corporate data. From employee personal details to confidential project plans, there’s plenty of information in SharePoint that you’d rather not share with unauthorised third parties.