W17: This session was focused on architecting a logicaldesign of SharePoint that effectively supports your information management requirements and governance plan – the “technical” side of governance.
In a CIOUpdate.com article entitled Prolific SharePoint Sites Undermine Governance, technology writer Jake Frazier outlines a common problem with the growing number of SharePoint customers: the uncontrolled growth of SharePoint sites, and how it impacts governance. SharePoint is proliferating in the marketplace, with KMWorld reporting SharePoint licenses at over 130 million worldwide. The more sites that are created and the more content added to your environment, the more difficult it can be to change course, correct mistakes, and implement a governance model. But the business value to having a formal governance model in place is enormous. As Mr. Frazier points out,
“To accomplish the defensible disposal of information, including information in SharePoint sites, companies must put in place and enforce a record retention policy that recognizes the three major reasons to keep information: business value, regulatory requirements and legal holds.“
SharePoint has become a critical business platform within most organizations, and yet many companies struggle with making SharePoint scale to meet their growing end user demands. As SharePoint grows (more users, more business scenarios addressed, more solutions deployed), it becomes more complex. Administrators are looking for best practices, trying to learn from the rest of the community. More and more organizations are thinking about governance as a way to help them to get their environments under control and to help them scale. Some of these best practices are unique to SharePoint, but most can be applied to any enterprise application. In our experience as Microsoft Gold Partners, adherence to five key focus areas will help companies get their SharePoint environments under control, allowing them to get the most value out of their SharePoint investments.
Why not Turn SharePoint Governance into a Proactive Practice When establishing processes and the organization for governing SharePoint, you often end up with a practice that responds reactively. When managing the SharePoint environment you make changes only when issues occur instead of before they occur. The concept of proactive governance is an idea that changes the… READ MORE
To give you an insight into the European SharePoint Conference we have highlighted the ITDM Tracks on Tuesday the 18th October
Mike Fitzmaurice, Nintex, USA who will be presenting a track on “What to Avoid to Ensure Workflow Projects Succeed” at 12:15am