Build or Buy: The Benefits of Partner Solutions for SharePoint

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Keynote presentation given for TekDogInc.com "Tuesday Test Drive" event on 8/21/2012

Keynote presentation given for TekDogInc.com "Tuesday Test Drive" event on 8/21/2012

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  • Share story of xango, insistence on saving money versus going with a known solution. Wanted to save time and money, the allure of the fast talking vendor solution that could solve all problems. Failure to launch 3 times, delaying the project and, ultimately, went back to the proven technology which cost more than originally estimated due to the mistakes, plus the additional time and lost face with customers and internal organizations, and the CIO was fired.Line of business app integration (talked with a friend who works for a paper mill company, shades of Dundermifflin, who was telling me about the proprietary systems that run their mills worldwide, and wanting to add an interface to these tools within sharepoint. They worked with the software team from their vendor to help integrate rather than develop a simple view into the tool without any value add, without thinking about the user experience and business capability)

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  • 1. Christian Buckley, Director of Product Evangelism at Axceler• Microsoft MVP for SharePoint Server• Most recently at Microsoft, part of the Microsoft Managed Services team (now Office365-Dedicated) and then Advertising Operations• Prior to Microsoft, was a senior consultant, working in the software, supply chain, and grid technology spaces focusing on collaboration• Co-founded and sold a collaboration software company to Rational Software. At another startup (E2open), helped design, build, and deploy a SharePoint-like collaboration platform (Collaboration Manager), onboarding numerous high-tech manufacturing companies, including Hitachi, Matsushita (Panasonic), and Seagate• Co-authored ‘Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Creating and Implementing Real-World Projects’ link (MS Press, March 2012) and 3 books on software configuration management.• Twitter: @buckleyplanet Blog: buckleyplanet.com Email: cbuck@axceler.com
  • 2. Is it better to build your ownsolutions in-house, or to buyfrom the partner ecosystem?
  • 3. Understand your requirements
  • 4. CAN SHOULD
  • 5. 1. Are you able to map the features to your business requirements?
  • 6. 1. Are you able to map the features to your business requirements?2. Do you understand the out of the box functionality?
  • 7. 1. Are you able to map the features to your business requirements?2. Do you understand the out of the box functionality?3. Have you considered what can be / should be managed on prem versus in the cloud?
  • 8. 1. Are you able to map the features to your business requirements?2. Do you understand the out of the box functionality?3. Have you considered what can be / should be managed on prem versus in the cloud?4. Do you have the right partners?
  • 9. Christian Buckleycbuck@axceler.com+1 425-246-2823@buckleyPLANETwww.buckleyPLANET.comand http://info.axceler.com Order your copy at http://oreil.ly/qC4loT