Microsoft SharePoint

Colligo Webinar on Getting Value from SharePoint: Q&A (Part 2 of 4)

In February, I was the guest speaker at a Colligo Networks webinar on 7 Ways to Get More from your SharePoint Deployment Now! There were a number of questions that were asked during the discussion that we didn’t get to on the day, so we said we would answer by blog (and email). So … question #2 …

Carl: Typical SharePoint Implementations

Carl asked, “Michael, in your oppinion, how does a typical SharePoint implementation look today, what is it used for and what does it typically lack?”

My response:
– there’s a wide variation. Given my work in using SharePoint for collaboration, a lot of what I hear about is the collaboration pieces, plus also document management and intranet things.
– I see lots of places where the technology is now ready to be used, and the IT people are wondering what to do next. How do they drive adoption and usage?
– some places are worried about runaway success with SharePoint, and how to put a few more controls around the use of sites
– some places are trying to get people interested in using SharePoint, and how to stimulate adoption beyond merely SharePoint being “another place to store files” or “something else that I have to do.”

What else should be said in answering this question?