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Our white papers are practical guides to solving your SharePoint challenges — whether it’s upgrading platforms or bringing down costs. So read on for tips, techniques, do’s and don’ts, and maybe even a few secrets.
SharePoint Governance Maturity Benchmark
This whitepaper is the result of a year-long initiative launched by Axceler to better understand governance perceptions, planning, and execution. The intent of this effort is to understand the state of SharePoint initiatives today, and to document best practices to the community. More than 1,000 SharePoint administrators & business professionals from around the world participated in this study.
Governance and Administration for Hybrid Deployments
The technology supporting organizations is fast approaching a tipping point in what has become widely recognized as the inevitable shift to cloud-based computing. The justifications include a host of the usual suspects, including arguments about reduced cost and improved service. But there is also an underlying truth that as modern technology has become increasingly complex it has become increasingly difficult for organizations to effectively manage.
What to Look For in a SharePoint Management Tool
Information technology departments are embracing Microsoft SharePoint as a simple answer to a host of business information problems. However, SharePoint farms can quickly become difficult to manage, as sites proliferate and become a nightmare for administrators. According to a recent article in CMS Watch, "Unfortunately, as you grow very large SharePoint environments, the controls that enterprises would want to see simply don't exist natively within the platform."
Insider's Guide to Upgrading to SharePoint 2010
Those responsible for SharePoint in their organization will be facing the decision on when and how to migrate. In this white paper, we'll explore the issues you'll be facing and the things you'll need to take into consideration as we move from SharePoint 2010 being grist for the buzz mill, to SharePoint as a reality.
The Five Secrets to Controlling Your SharePoint Environment
To SharePoint administrators, it must sometimes seem that the very real problems they face can't be overcome - or at least not anytime soon. They may fear that they will have to work continually in catch-up or in firefighting mode. But there is a way to survive in this world, and that's for SharePoint administrators to get in control - and stay there.
How ControlPoint Reduces Costs of Managing SharePoint
In today's tough and uncertain economic times, it is more important than ever to reduce operating costs wherever possible. Many enterprises have deployed Microsoft SharePoint as their collaboration platform for their business operations. However, as SharePoint grows in these enterprises, it is critical to keep an eye on the total cost of ownership.
Getting Started with SharePoint - The Basics
If your organization is considering-or has already committed to-implementing Microsoft SharePoint as its communication, collaboration and document management platform, then it's time for you as an IT administrator to start doing your homework. There is no shortage of information available on the subject. In fact there is so much available information that it's easy to get overwhelmed, especially if you are just starting out. The purpose of this white paper is to provide you with a starting point by describing some of the basic, most fundamental SharePoint concepts.
11 Strategic Considerations for SharePoint Migration
With the release of SharePoint 2010, many organizations are seriously considering the move from SPS2003 or MOSS2007 to the latest platform. However, migrating your production SharePoint environment can be a daunting task. The fact is, with the level of customizations many organizations have performed on their systems, coupled with a desire to reorganize and transform their content – not just move things as-is to the new platform – migration can be a roadblock to moving forward with a SharePoint strategy. Unfortunately, there is no simple “drag-and-drop” migration. It is a phased, iterative, and error prone process that needs to be properly planned.
When and How to Include End Users in SharePoint Migration Planning
This article will provide a quick overview of when and where to include end users in the planning, design, and migration of your SharePoint environment. Far too many SharePoint deployments are a technical success, and yet an organizational failure because users don’t support the system. Developers and administrators can strengthen overall planning and ensure that end users have a stake in the migration process and the new SharePoint environment, and we’ll share ideas on how to do it. The rewards of this approach include increased user adoption rates and improved SharePoint effectiveness.