Low Levels of User Adoption Continue to Tarnish the Success of SharePoint Implementations by Large Communities of Users

According to content posted on the Titus, Inc. web site, the report on SharePoint published in September of 2013 by AIIM, SharePoint 2013 – Clouding the Issues indicates low levels of adoption as a major hindrance to the success of SharePoint implementations for large communities of users. If you have a stake in the success of SharePoint for your community, then this obstacle to success can actually lead to insomnia. It’s difficult to deliver on an expected return on investment if end users still fail to adopt the computing system you need them to use to achieve the operating cost…
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The Dark Side of SharePoint Adoption Campaigns

SharePoint-Videos.com hosted a webinar titled “Conquer the Chaos Of SharePoint End User Support” on Thursday, February 6, 2014. Over 200 people attended this hour long presentation by Asif Rehmani, SharePoint MVP and MCT. Some of the questions submitted by attendees presented the familiar problems often accompanying the dark side of SharePoint adoptions. So it makes sense to devout a post to this blog on the topic. If you fear your organization resides on the dark side of a SharePoint adoption campaign, and need to confirm your concern, here are some points to look for: “We have a questionnaire we use…
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An Example of How to Measure End User Progress In a SharePoint Adoption Campaign

Many of our customers are using our End User Video Tutorial sets. These customer are using either our SP101 or SP131 End User Video tutorial sets for SharePoint as a method of presenting their communities with a very direct presentation of the computer techniques they will need to use, on a daily basis, as they implement SharePoint computing. But these sets can also provide stakeholders with important metrics on usage. In the case of communities supported with SharePoint 2013, Microsoft’s Productivity Hub is no longer an option. Our video tutorial set can be successfully implemented, in conjunction with an implementation…
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SharePoint Adoption Strategies Benefit When Users are Trained to Implement New Methods

When an organization’s computing infrastructure already includes SharePoint, it makes sense for the IT Department, and even Line of Business (LoB) units to evaluate the suitability of SharePoint for any of a wide range of enterprise objectives. The key ingredient, regardless of the plan, will likely be user training. We market a help system for SharePoint, VisualSP™, which is designed to support precisely the type of training effort promising to contribute to a successful SharePoint user adoption campaign. If readers need some background on this point, I would point them to SharePoint user adoption planning & tips – Part 1….
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On Demand, In Context Content Delivery Systems Benefit SharePoint Partners And Users

I’ve spent a considerable amount of time in this blog talking about why SharePoint end users benefit from technical training content they can access when they need it (meaning on-demand), and where they need it, which is often directly within the workspace for SharePoint (in other words, in-context). SharePoint-Videos.com has developed a system capable of exposing this type of content — video tutorials, slide sets, documents, images, etc — directly to all levels of SharePoint users. Our system is VisualSP™, the Help System for SharePoint 2010 and 2013. This system is also capable of empowering SharePoint Partners — developers, integrators,…
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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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Organizations Supporting a Mix of SharePoint Versions Benefit from Online Video Training Options

For organizations with a mix of SharePoint® server versions, group subscriptions to online video training content are a sensible method of providing administrators, developers, and systems architects with the technical training content they require to successfully support all SharePoint users. One might ask “when does it make sense to support a mix of SharePoint server versions?” The best answer to this question is when a migration plan is still under consideration. In this scenario, the proof of concept still hasn’t been verified, so it doesn’t makes sense to move an entire organization over to a new server platform. Usually a…
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Use VisualSP, the Help System for SharePoint to Expose Training Content to a Wide Range of SharePoint Users

VisualSP™, the Help System for SharePoint®, can be used to expose training content tailored for end users. But the system can also be used to expose specialized training content directly to teams of developers spread out across an organization. Using the VisualSP™ system in this way, Line of Business (LoB) units can be pulled into the SharePoint implementation. Most heavily regulated businesses include a group tasked with ensuring the business complies with all of its regulatory reporting requirements. These compliance teams are usually granted a dedicated site collection in SharePoint implementations. The VisualSP™ Help System is installed for all site…
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Custom, Organization-Specific Apps May Help Hasten End User Adoption of SharePoint 2013

On Thursday, November 21, 2013, SharePoint-Videos debuted a new video tutorial set, “SharePoint 2013: Beginning Development”. This tutorial set is available for purchase for either individual viewing, or for unlimited viewing by groups. “SharePoint 2013: Beginning Development” can be useful to any organization looking to hasten end user adoption of SharePoint 2013 with Apps specifically developed for the organization. End users will more quickly adopt new methods of processing work, like storing documents in shared libraries in SharePoint 2013, rather than in file folders, or replacing email updates with list updates on SharePoint team sites, when the new methods are…
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New Features Are Added To VisualSPtm, The Help System for SharePoint

VisualSP™, the help system for SharePoint now includes several new features. Businesses of all types, with a serious commitment to SharePoint, should consider adding VisualSP™ to drive end user adoption of the SharePoint computing experience. The new features of our product promise to enable our customers to successfully capture a handsome return on their investment. VisualSP™, version 4.5.0, is installed via an executable. The application includes a number of wizards. These routines check to ensure the required components of a successful installation are all in place, before an attempt to install the product is undertaken. So the installation process of…
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