Why a governance plan for SharePoint should be implemented for software dependent on the platform

SharePoint 2013, on-premises, and SharePoint Online (a component of Microsoft’s Office 365 application suite) present stakeholders with a set of challenges. Perhaps this is nothing new, and normal for any decision to implement a computer technology solution for a specific organization, and its unique set of characteristics. But for any organization with a long-standing commitment to SharePoint, planning a migration to either platform from a predecessor can be especially daunting if a set of custom applications already exists. In this case the question becomes one of how best to migrate this already amortized investment in custom software over to a…
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An Example of Why It Makes Sense to Build a Governance Plan Prior to Embarking on a SharePoint Implementation

The AIIM® Organization publishes a short briefing paper, titled SharePoint for Collaboration: 3 Steps to Dynamic Co-Authoring. The briefing paper is authored by Bob Larrivee, AIIM Director/Industry Advisor, and Head of Research. The topic is a description of a computer process built with SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft Office 2010 to produce a co-authoring method for an organization. In case the reader is not familiar with this method, a co-authoring method enables team members to participate in the creation and editing of documents, even at the same time, while control is maintained over versioning. This topic, and Mr. Larrivee’s presentation of…
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