Have you ever experienced an implementation of new technology, and found people were not aware of what was happening, or when, or what they needed to do? Or worse: there was no understanding of why we are even doing this? I was working with someone from internal communications the other day, and he was baffled… READ MORE
This is the love story of a crazy biker chick, who fell in love with people, technology and motorcycles… The Challenge Office 365 On the 29th of February 2016 I had this crazy idea: to write 365 blogs on Office 365 in a year, one a day. Just to prove that I could share something… READ MORE
One of the biggest concerns companies have out there is that by switching to SharePoint, companies will loose the ability to keep private data private. This is an absolutely wrong assumption. In fact, SharePoint is rock solid when it comes to security and security configuration. It uses a concept called “Security Trimming”. I personally call it… READ MORE
This FREE eBook contains excerpts chapter 1 User Adoption of Internal Systems from the book ‘PROVE IT’ Using Analytics to Drive SharePoint Adoption and ROI. This eBook explores the reasons why staff resist any new or changed internal system and the strategies that can be employed to ensure the ultimate aim of the system –… READ MORE
When it comes to SharePoint, the challenges are usually the same in almost every user organization. Companies pay tens of thousands of good cash on SharePoint implementations and customizations to tweak the usability and “look and feel” towards their own processes and also sometimes towards the usability from End User perspective.
Early Release – Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Planning for Adoption and Governance – Chapter 2 Defining the SharePoint Solution ScopeEbooks
Increase SharePoint User Adoption and manage Governance SharePoint Solution Scope With Early Release ebooks, you get books in their earliest form – the author’s raw and unedited content as he or she writes – so you can take advantage of these technologies long before the official release of these titles. You’ll also receive updates when… READ MORE
After writing a product review on harmon.ie, I had a discussion on twitter with @ericatoelle where she argued that software and tools don’t really don’t increase SharePoint adoption. At first, I was taken back and thought, “Wow, how can you say that?” To me, it seems like a lot of SharePoint’s barriers to entry have to do with the complexity of performing what should be simple tasks. Third party tools can fill these tools and dramatically improve the user experience. When it comes to managing documents and document metadata, simplifying the user experience seems to me to be something that would really make a difference. Erica talks about SharePoint adoption as intrinsic motion on her blog with a great reference to a Ted Talk. I love Ted Talks.
One of the things I have learnt is give people reasons to go to SharePoint and this will help with your user adoption strategy. I have written before about ways to achieve this but I thought I would share one solution that we use.