SharePoint Requirements Analysis Guide

SharePoint Requirements Analysis Guide

SharePoint User Requirements Analysis  is vital; the corner stone in developing, deploying and providing a properly managed SharePoint environment. Because User Requirements is a very important area, you must have on board the relevant people resources that are...
Service Delivery and Automation

Service Delivery and Automation

Oh yes, I love automation. Having a mountain of robots, and building them (especially my DR Who full sized dalek), fascinates me in the wonder how invented things can move without human intervention (except I suppose the dalek because I will be driving it –...
SharePoint and the Workflow Conundrum

SharePoint and the Workflow Conundrum

When utilising a collaboration tool the key productivity rationale is to automate processes through the content stored within that collaboration tool. SharePoint has a number of platform flavours (on-premise, hybrid, online) and has integration points which is only...
SharePoint and the emergence of the Data Scientist

SharePoint and the emergence of the Data Scientist

As the use of content management systems evolve with users adding more, ahem, “content”, the organizations accountable for those content systems will need to ensure that they build in people resources who can manage that content, and particularly people...
How to use Service Assurance in Office365

How to use Service Assurance in Office365

One of the challenges concerning those implementing Service Delivery with Office365, is building proof that Office365 complies with regulatory standards and legislation. Service Assurance in Office365 is a primary goal, and if it vital that you understand how...
Understanding Personal Data in Data Processing

Understanding Personal Data in Data Processing

Personal data (also referred to as PII – Personal Identifiable Information) identifies an individual. In that personal data, a name by itself is not enough to identify an individual, however, a name including the address would. For example, when you are called by an...
Microsoft SOC and ISO Audit Reports Available

Microsoft SOC and ISO Audit Reports Available

One of the most useful documents in my view in planning implementations of Office365 is understanding data encryption and data backup and the standards applied. Microsoft have provided audit reports covering their cloud stack (Dynamics CRM, Office365, Yammer and...
Office 365 Monitoring using System Centre Operations Manager

Office 365 Monitoring using System Centre Operations Manager

One of the most compelling challenges for Office 365 is centralised monitoring. Those working in the SharePoint arena will know only too well importance of monitoring and reporting across the platforms they manage. This is not simply from a technical but also from...
SharePoint Configuration Management

SharePoint Configuration Management

Platform Governance is there to help bridge the communications gap between the business and technological groups; ensure ROI, mitigate risks associated with IT Projects impacting SharePoint, and provide a key cog for SharePoint Service Delivery, capability of service....
Delivering a SharePoint ‘Data at Rest’ Encryption Service

Delivering a SharePoint ‘Data at Rest’ Encryption Service

Compliance Importance Service delivery includes the protection and the integrity of content created. Like security, compliance is cross platform, cross industry. It does not matter whether you are simply using SharePoint, or using multiple platforms to service content...
SharePoint Security and helping users become more aware

SharePoint Security and helping users become more aware

A key aspect of implementing SharePoint in an organisation is relevant to security of content. The success of SharePoint in an organisation is due not only to how comfortable users are with using their current technology with SharePoint, it is also down to ensuring...