Business and Decision can help define SharePoint’s short term and long term role in the organization’s Information Architecture.
B&D will help identify a starting point for the adoption of SharePoint within an organization, with the goal of providing the best short term ROI, and a successful foundation for future growth.
After a successful initial engagement, B&D can help identify other projects within the organization with good ROI.
SharePoint is often used to replace or augment existing systems, and B&D can identify possible replacement/improvement opportunities to make SharePoint a more integral part of the overall Information Architecture.
B&D can help integrate other LOB systems into the SharePoint framework through Out-Of-The-Box configuration, third party add-ons and custom development.
When desired customizations fall outside the capabilities of the Out-Of-Box components, B&D has the expertise to develop specific required functionality and incorporate it into the SharePoint solution.
B&D has extensive expertise in customizing the user experience, and branding SharePoint-based systems.
B&D has expertise in developing and deploying reusable web-parts using Microsoft’s recommended best practices to protect a client’s investment.
B&D can develop and deploy reusable workflows to be used within the organization. Automating processes is one of the ‘sweet spots’ of SharePoint, and B&D can help get the most out of the robust Windows Workflow Foundation.
B&D can integrate other LOB applications into SharePoint-based solutions using bundled components and custom development when necessary.
When SharePoint solutions have been deployed, or when they already exist in the organization, B&D can help insure a reliable, high performance platform through automated monitoring.
OS-Level Monitoring -- SharePoint clients have access to all of the OS-Level monitoring and alerting mechanisms offered to other B&D managed clients.
SharePoint Platform Monitoring – B&D can monitor the overall health of the SharePoint platform by polling the system, and interacting with the platform through a suite of scripts to verify the health of the system.
Application Monitoring – B&D can develop requested monitoring scripts to provide application-level monitoring where it makes sense.
B&D can detect and respond to problems before your users know there is a problem.
Business and Decision’s SharePoint customers will have access to Backup / Restore and Disaster Recovery services available to B&Ds other managed clients.
B&D can provide full fidelity scheduled backups, and SharePoint Farm restoration services.
B&D provides services to quickly duplicate virtualized (maybe non virtualized too) SharePoint farms to produced up-to date platforms for development and staging. The ability to create a replica environment is crucial for development and testing.
Thank You Lou Abbruzzesi, SharePoint SME – Business & Decision