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  • The purpose of these slides is to communicate Business and Decisions capabilities with respect to SharePoint based systems.
  • B&D Share Point Capabilities

    1. 1. SharePoint WSS & MOSS 2007 Business and Decision Capabilities Lou Abbruzzesi, SharePoint SME – Business & Decision
    2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Business and Decision offers a wide range of SharePoint (WSS & MOSS 2007) services in these categories: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inception and Discovery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource Planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical Architecture and Farm Topology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Architecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Application Requirements Gathering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>System Implementation / Integration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Application Support and Monitoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Backup / Restore and Disaster Recovery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long Term Growth Strategies </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Inception and Discovery <ul><li>Business and Decision can help companies to leverage SharePoint to improve their business by: </li></ul><ul><li>Assessing current business processes and identifying pain points that can be minimized or eliminated using SharePoint technologies. </li></ul><ul><li>Building demonstrations and prototypes that demonstrate possible solutions to specific problems in a client’s organization. </li></ul><ul><li>Assisting in building a business case for the implementation of a SharePoint solution. </li></ul><ul><li>Most adopters of SharePoint will start small. Business and Decision can help to envision and communicate a longer term vision for SharePoint within a client’s current /future information architecture. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Resource Planning <ul><li>Business and Decision can assist in resource planning for a successful implementation of SharePoint </li></ul><ul><li>Human Resources – B&D helps identify the roles and responsibilities (internal and external) that are necessary for a successful implementation of SharePoint based solutions. </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware and Infrastructure – B&D can assess a client’s current environment and make suggestions for initial implementation and long-term growth. </li></ul><ul><li>Software and Licensing – B&D can assist in licensing options. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Physical Architecture and Farm Topology <ul><li>Business and Decision can recommend, implement and host the appropriate physical architecture and farm topology for a client’s short term and long term needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Farm Topology – B&D will help architect a farm topology that will meet current needs, and position the client to grow. </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware – B&D can recommend the appropriate hardware, storage capacity and networking configuration necessary to support the desired topology. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Information Architecture <ul><li>Business and Decision can help define SharePoint’s short term and long term role in the organization’s Information Architecture. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>After a successful initial engagement, B&D can help identify other projects within the organization with good ROI. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Business Analysis and Requirements Gathering <ul><li>Business and Decision can work with stakeholders and users within the organization to specify the requirements for SharePoint - based solutions. </li></ul><ul><li>B&D can help clients avoid re-implementing existing problems in a new technology. We understand the business needs before proposing a solution. </li></ul><ul><li>B&D can identify and suggest business process improvements that can be realized by leveraging the bundled capabilities of SharePoint. </li></ul><ul><li>B&D can perform the necessary business analysis and produce requirements specifications for a successful SharePoint implementation. </li></ul><ul><li>B&D is knowledgeable about available third party products, and product integration kits that can be used to enhance the no-coding capabilities of SharePoint. </li></ul>
    8. 8. System Implementation and Integration <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>B&D has extensive expertise in customizing the user experience, and branding SharePoint-based systems. </li></ul><ul><li>B&D has expertise in developing and deploying reusable web-parts using Microsoft’s recommended best practices to protect a client’s investment. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>B&D can integrate other LOB applications into SharePoint-based solutions using bundled components and custom development when necessary. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Application Support and Monitoring <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>OS-Level Monitoring -- SharePoint clients have access to all of the OS-Level monitoring and alerting mechanisms offered to other B&D managed clients. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Application Monitoring – B&D can develop requested monitoring scripts to provide application-level monitoring where it makes sense. </li></ul><ul><li>B&D can detect and respond to problems before your users know there is a problem. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Backup / Restore and Disaster Recovery <ul><li>Business and Decision’s SharePoint customers will have access to Backup / Restore and Disaster Recovery services available to B&Ds other managed clients. </li></ul><ul><li>B&D can provide full fidelity scheduled backups, and SharePoint Farm restoration services. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Thank You Lou Abbruzzesi, SharePoint SME – Business & Decision