Last week I spent the whole week in Texas visiting Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. I had the pleasure of presenting at SharePoint Saturday San Antonio. It was great to meet with old friends, strategic partners and new companies attending this important community event to learn more about the challenges and opportunities we all face in transforming companies’ online user experiences.
It’s been an exciting week for Content Panda! From the release of Content Panda Analytics – our newest feature giving you a slick view into the key metrics driving your SharePoint adoption campaigns – to speaking at several Office 365 and SharePoint events throughout the United States, there is a lot to talk about.
Content Panda, the online user experience expert, today announced the general availability of Content Panda Analytics, its newest end user monitoring feature available in Content Panda for SharePoint, providing a single dashboard displaying vital usage statistics to help companies improve SharePoint adoption.
Amidst all the work you need to do in order to successfully deploy SharePoint, there are two facets you must get right: consistent branding and streamlined permissions.
Whenever you are releasing anything new, you want to make sure you put your best face (and foot) forward. This means you must have the right branding consistently across every page and site you deploy with SharePoint. You also need to ensure the right people have the right access to the right sites at the right time. This can be difficult to do on a one-off basis.
SharePoint has excellent built-in security features that can extend your IT department’s existing layers of firewalls, security software, and protocols to protect your organization. However, it just takes one user downloading secure documents onto their personal device and sharing them through unsecure, unencrypted email to delegitimize your IT team’s efforts.
While it’s never too late to create an information governance plan, it makes the most sense to do so before you begin your SharePoint deployment. Take this opportunity to learn from others’ missteps: Of the companies AIIM surveyed that had already started a SharePoint migration, half of them plan on going back to update and better enforce information governance policies this year.
Training is an extremely important pillar that must be included in any major SharePoint migration project. Create a comprehensive training plan accommodating the different learning styles, geographic challenges, resource constraints, and roll-out strategy you have. Take into account what functions in SharePoint you’re implementing, the important tasks you want employees to learn, behaviors you want them to practice, and also how much money you have to do all of this.