Useful Enterprise Search Hastens SharePoint® User Adoption

conceptSearching’s White Paper on SharePoint’s Term Store is a good example of the type of business case Microsoft Managed Partners for SharePoint® make to promote their add-on solutions. A quick read of this white paper exposes common themes. The rhetorical argument usually follows this route; “our add-on will: Hasten SharePoint End User adoption, and Enable a successful application of SharePoint within the enterprise to capture truly useful Business Intelligence (BI) , For SharePoint customers of conceptSearching these benefits are delivered via a suite of products, including: conceptClassifier for SharePoint contentType Updater conceptTaxonomy Manager and conceptTaxonomy Workflow Their target market amounts…
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Familiar SharePoint Story: Slow User Adoption Rates builds software tools to facilitate cross platform data communication for enterprise software; for example Microsoft® SharePoint® and Lotus Notes from IBM® . The company focuses on a specific area of need that it claims is pervasive: slow user adoption rates of purchased software that should enhance collaboration between silos within a business but, somehow, falls woefully short of the mark. cites Forrester Research as an authority with an opinion that supports’s business premise. The specific piece of research from Forrester is Forrester’s September, 2011 study, “The State Of Workforce Technology Adoption: US Benchmark 2011”. claims that…
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What is the Most Popular Implementation of SharePoint for Larger Groups of Users?

OpenText, an 18 year player in the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) market recently released its annual “How are Businesses Using SharePoint” for 2011, which is the third consecutive year for which they have undertaken this study. OpenText interviewed 2100 participants for its study. The largest category of participants interviewed, 37%, were “IT Pros,” roughly equivalent to “Citizen Developers” as defined by Gartner. We are particularly enthused about the “Citizen Developer” concept and have targeted many of our tutorial videos to an audience of Citizen Developers. Forty nine percent of the SharePoint communities surveyed by OpenText ranged from a minimum…
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Musings on SharePoint

SharePoint is ubiquitous. A panaromic range of implementations developed by many builders, planners, architects and users are in place and need to be chronicled.

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