Utilizing Microsoft SharePoint for Collaboration and Beyond
Utilizing Microsoft SharePoint for
Collaboration and Beyond
Collaboration drives efficiencies. And, in today’s global economy, efficient
organizations require a central repository, or area, for sharing information. People
within the organization need a designated place to actively retrieve, update,
and view historical changes to documents and information with the appropriate
controls relative to access and security.
Why is Collaboration So Critical?
A few examples are provided below.
l Policies and Procedures: Many organizations are becoming extremely mature in the
creation of Standard Operating Procedures and Policy documents. Whether it is due
to legislation like Sarbanes Oxley that runs across all industries, or an industry-specific
compliance requirement, the need to access and control documents for policies and
procedures is often not only important, but required by legislation.
l Technology Implementations: As organizations evolve
and increase their technology and infrastructure
capabilities, system integrators are often called on to
assist with implementation activities. Many times, these
implementations run in parallel within an organization
and share common tasks and documentations. A single
area of collaboration allows multiple streams of work to
run, without work being lost or redundant. Once again,
implementations in industries such as Insurance require
access to and control of documents for CFR Part 11
Validation requirements, hence a driver towards an area
for web collaboration.
l Organizations Growing Geographically: With organizations growing nationally
and internationally with vendors in various locations, web-based interactions are
increasingly necessary to enable teams to create and hold meetings, and manage
shared work spaces.