There is a phenomenon in the content management world called SharePoint, which, like it or not, has really changed the level of awareness of electronic content concerns in businesses today.
While SharePoint has nearly made content management a commonplace term in organizations, it’s not as though SharePoint or any other solution is perfect.
To a certain degree, the Basic Content Services of SharePoint will be “good enough” that many businesses will not run into severe problems any time soon.
However, there are a variety of deficiencies of SharePoint that I hear from time to time – one of which is the Red Herring of almost any discussion, which is “will it scale?” Another, relating to businesses who take uptime, availability, and governance seriously is, can you REALLY manage the content in SharePoint as well as we’d like?
Listen to the podcast interview (below) between Ted Orme, Director European Operations for RepliWeb and Dan Keldsen, Co-founder and Principal of Information Architected discussing the pros and cons of SharePoint from a scalability and governance perspective, and how these concerns are not at all NEW to the content world.
If you are currently using SharePoint – have you experienced problems in rolling-out large-scale sites, or changes to those sites?
If you are using alternatives to SharePoint and are considering SharePoint as a supplement or replacement to existing solutions, such as from OpenText, IBM, EMC/Documentum – do you already have practices and processes in place that can easily be transfered to the SharePoint realm?
Please feel free to contribute your comments, concerns and questions, and together, we can make the most of ANY content management system, regardless of the provider. After all, your business is more likely to be about something else OTHER than running a content management system.
Is your Information Architected to get out of the way of your business, or better yet to fully support your business?
Is your Information Architected for SharePoint or Enterprise Content Management as a whole?
Contact us at 617-933-9655 to discuss how you can reap the benefits of an architecture that will enable you to maximize the value of your content, information and knowledge without pursuing a painful and expensive re-architecting of your systems.
More details on our practices in these areas can be found at:
- Information Architected for SharePoint
- Information Architected for Enterprise Content Management (ECM)
Free resources on SharePoint
We have made a variety of free resources available regarding SharePoint, including a whitepaper written in early 2009, a series of nearly 100 questions answered from client inquiries in recent months, case studies, and more.