Project Management: Using technology to get better results

Good project management addresses business problems that arise in all five phases of a typical project. What’s exciting is finding ways of applying technology to business problems, to help project managers initiate, plan, execute, control and close their projects in more efficient and profitable ways. In this article, we’re going to take a look at how SharePoint can be used … Read More

SharePoint planning tips – Part 3

Information Governance. That term sounds big and boring, right? Something that requires writing a big, boring document and downing double shot espressos to stay awake whilst doing so. I hear you yawning and asking, is this something we really need to consider for our Office 365 SharePoint deployment? Well, if you focus on keeping it simple, it can be a … Read More

SharePoint planning tips – Part 2

Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint Online are fantastic options for businesses wanting to reduce the complexity of their infrastructure. In our last article, we kicked off a discussion on the importance of taking time to properly plan your SharePoint platform. Our first two planning exercises are designed to help you focus and clarify: The goals of the business and any … Read More

SharePoint planning tips – Part 1

One of the most powerful features of Microsoft Office 365 is SharePoint Online. But before you jump in and configure your new SharePoint site, it’s worth taking a step back to do some planning exercises. SharePoint has the ability to provide a technical solution to business problems. Constraints within the business, when broken down into their components, are usually comprised of … Read More

Developing your cloud strategy – part 3

We’ve explored what we see as the first two critical steps in a strategic cloud journey; engage and enable.  At the core of this approach is the reason why we do what we do.  We believe that our clients should have the best of available cloud technologies and that their Infrastructure as a Service should deliver them far greater business … Read More

Developing your cloud strategy – part 2

In our previous article, we began to explore our concept of cloud strategy.  We covered off on the first step, which involves making a leap from dabbling in cloud platforms, to having a business with a cloud strategy at its core.  The next two steps are designed to build out the strategy in such a way that business value is delivered via document … Read More

Co-authoring for greater collaboration

Remember the old “This file is locked for editing by another user” error message you’d get when trying to open a document across a file share?  Thank goodness those days are over.  If you’re still getting that error message, it doesn’t have to be this way! The wonderful world of co-authoring. If you’ve ever imagined being able to work on a … Read More

Power BI; powerful departmental insight

It is easy to think that Big Data is all about having access to a huge sum of information, as the name implies.  While it certainly is that, the key for business is that Big Data is about harnessing the right data sources.  By aggregating data and analysing averages in a meaningful way, it is possible to gain insights that are … Read More

Information Strategy; taking stock of your information assets

An information strategy is not usually the first thing that founders and managers put in their business plans.  But it is essential at some point to take stock of the information that is moving throughout your organisation and to formulate a strategy that values it as the critical asset that it is. Information is an asset Every organisation has a … Read More

Intranet project – 6 things yours can’t live without

Intranets have been around for years, but new versions of Intranet platform technologies are causing many organisations to rethink their internal websites. If you’re considering kicking off an Intranet project in your organisation, here are 6 things you can’t live without. Dedicating the time to properly plan and implement a new Intranet or a migration from an aging one is … Read More