Regulated Businesses Should Carefully Consider the Implications of Replacing SharePoint’s Newsfeed with Yammer

Heavily regulated businesses in the financial services sector should carefully consider the implications of replacing SharePoint’s Newsfeed with Yammer. The task of complying with new FINRA regulations, specific to conversation “surveillance”, which are set to go into effect in December, 2014 may be much harder to achieve with Yammer, unless the migration is carefully researched and deemed to be the right move for one’s specific organization. An opinion on these new regulations, and what impact they will have on the compliance burden can be found in an article published on the Wall Street Technology web site, which is owned by…
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SharePoint 2013 is Widely Recognized as an Attractive Solution for Information Governance

SharePoint-Videos publishes lots of training content on configuring SharePoint 2010 and 2013 as an enterprise solution for records management, or content, or even document management. We aren’t alone in this opinion. No less an authoritative source as Forrester Research offers a webcast and/or a report on the same topic. Further, when we used the Google Search Engine to look into the number of references to SharePoint to be found on the web site of the Risk Management Institute, we learned quickly the site is, apparently, published on SharePoint, itself. So the posts we’ve published to this blog on what we…
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Implementing SharePoint as a Records Management Solution to Lower Operating Costs

Building a business case for a law firm to implement SharePoint 2013 as a records management solution should be a straightforward proposition. SharePoint 2013 includes a new E-Discovery feature targeted to law firms, and more. In a video tutorial titled How Litigation Holds and E-Discovery Work in SharePoint 2013, John Holliday, JD, explains how litigation holds and E-Discovery work in SharePoint. More information on the new SharePoint 2013 E-Discovery feature can be found in an article titled eDiscovery in SharePoint 2013 on Microsoft’s MSDN site. On June 10, 2013 Gartner released its Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software. Excerpts from this…
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SharePoint 2010 or 2013 Document Sets May Provide Attorneys with a Comparatively Low Cost Method of Managing Legal Documents

Document sets are one of the most important new features of SharePoint 2010. Microsoft® added new eDiscovery features with SharePoint 2013. SharePoint-Videos offers a video tutorial on Document Sets, titled “Creating Document Sets.” We also offer a complete video tutorial course on crafting a records management solution with SharePoint 2013. Law firms with a real for a method of managing legal documents can now seriously consider building a solution with either SharePoint 2013, on premises, or with SharePoint Online. Just how expensive is it to build a comparable solution with alternative methods? I recently located some pricing information on a…
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Regulated Businesses Looking for EGRC Capabilities Should Consider Building them On SharePoint

The cost of implementing an Enterprise Governance Risk and Compliance (EGRC) solution can be substantial. Back in June, 2012, in a product information guide for RSA Archer published on SC Magazine’s web site, Peter Stephenson estimated starting costs for a “mid-range configuration” at $55K. RSA Archer is one of several products capable of provising consumers with the capability of managing an EGRC effort. Organizations already equipped with SharePoint may be able to deliver EGRC capabilities, at a lower cost. Potential costs savings can be derived from an effort to simply add EGRC methods to a software platform already in place…
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