DocPoint Solutions and ConceptSearching announced a partnership on February 28, 2012 that http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120228005402/en/DocPoint-Solutions-Partners-Concept-Searching is intended to “bring together DocPoint Solutions’ expertise in designing content and information management solutions using the SharePoint platform and the only Microsoft Managed Partner within the SharePoint environment delivering taxonomy management and auto-classification.” The short term area of opportunity targeted by this partnership is the US federal sector. This announcement is indicative, we think, of the substantial value that corporate and public sector users of SharePoint 2010 can capture through mastering Taxonomy and Term Store.
We like this announcement. We, ourselves saw great value for SharePoint users in Managed Metadata through SharePoint 2010. Mike Doane an expert and adjunct faculty member at the University of Washington authored this unique series of tutorial videos. As is our style, each video tutorial is heavy on communicating the precise computer operations required to derive best value from Term Store and Taxonomy for SharePoint 2010, and light on the personality of the trainer. Therefore, plan on lots of screen recordings, and an audio track rich in guidance from an expert in the field.
Corporate and public sector users with lots of data who need to closely manage information should seriously consider following the route of peers in the US Federal sector who have opted for ConceptSearching and DocPoint’s solution. It is worth adding to the note that we provided on their partnership announcement that an area of DocPoint’s strength is training. Once again, we think this is great and are heartened to note the attention paid to training in Term Store and Taxonomy as fundamental cornerstones of value for their solution. Our unique instructional videos on SharePoint 2010 managed metadata are a perfect complement to in person, instructor lead training on the same topics. It is worth noting that the unique features of instructional video tutorials on SharePoint:
- that they are available on demand
- and in context
provide the necessary support for users who truly do benefit from repetition and pervasive availability of training content.
The inherent features of SharePoint 2010 for managing metadata make it a near perfect option for the type of business and public sector users that we have described. Further, successfully building a managed metadat framework with SharePoint 2010 will contribute lots to magnetizing user interest in the platform, which interest often serves as a prerequisite for IT processes achieving mission critical status for groups of users. Therefore, we welcome opportunities to speak with groups interested in extracting value from SharePoint 2010 in these areas. Please either call us at (630) 786-7026, or Contact Us. We will be happy to discuss this topic at greater length.
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