Tag: Collaboration

Whitepaper: Document Review And SharePoint Document Collaboration
Whitepaper: Document Review And SharePoint Document Collaboration
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This whitepaper records the results of a survey of Microsoft SharePoint customers, conducted in October, 2011. This whitepaper documents the results of this survey both from a business user1 and IT professional standpoint, from which we were able to draw conclusions. Far removed from the marketing hype and assumptions that usually provide the backdrop to software purchasing decisions, this whitepaper provides concrete evidence to help influence future purchasing decisions and ensure a realistic view of Microsoft’s collaborative capabilities.

Managing the Information Explosion and Risk Generated by SharePoint’s Collaborative Tools
Managing the Information Explosion and Risk Generated by SharePoint’s Collaborative Tools
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Thousands of diversified organizations in vertical markets including technology, pharmaceutical, retail, finance, education and federal agencies all have the same problem: how can you possibly manage the information explosion – and risk – inherent within SharePoint’s collaborative tools? SharePoint offers tremendously powerful social computing tools, but administrators remain rightfully worried about the holes that such capabilities open.

Fortune 250 Company ABB Adopts 'Socail Email' to Drive Its Global Collaboration Initiative by harmon.ie
Fortune 250 Company ABB Adopts ‘Socail Email’ to Drive Its Global Collaboration Initiative by harmon.ie
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Fortune Global 250 power and automation technologies group ABB is currently rolling out a multi-year, global collaboration program. Designed to improve the company’s competitive advantage, customer satisfaction, and improve work efficiency, this initiative is intended to encourage and improve employee interaction and information sharing among the company’s 124,000 employees. To bring everyone on board, ABB is using harmon.ie for SharePoint to integrate people’s social and collaboration spaces into the email client, where people are accustomed to spending their workday.

ABB grows internal collaboration through ‘social email’
ABB grows internal collaboration through ‘social email’
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Familiar interface increases uptake of Microsoft SharePoint
ABB, the power and automation technologies group, has adopted ‘social email’ software from harmon.ie as part of its effort to improve collaboration across the global business.

Prior to the implementation, ABB’s employees would access on average six to nine platforms to get their work done. This required them to toggle between their IBM Lotus Notes email, various Microsoft Office applications, instant messenger service from Sametime, web-based applications such as SAP and file servers including eRoom, Microsoft Sharepoint 2010 and Lotus Notes team rooms.

New Collaboration Tools Present a Challenge for IT Professionals
New Collaboration Tools Present a Challenge for IT Professionals
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Demand for Cloud, Mobile and SharePoint Growing

A survey of CIOs and IT directors shows that the sharp increase in cloud and mobile platforms is changing how people collaborate in the workplace, and presenting new challenges to corporate IT departments.

Although desktop email remains the preferred collaboration tool for 71% of workers, 87% of survey respondents generally and 92% of organizations with 3,000 or more employees have deployed SharePoint. While 53% indicated that SharePoint is helping their employees collaborate with colleagues, clients and suppliers, many respondents also expressed concerns about it. For example, 64% of respondents in the financial sector reported that SharePoint requires a high level of customization. SharePoint’s limited reporting and analytics features were another sticking point for senior IT management, as was its poor user interface.