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Innovation Intranet Microsoft SharePoint

The changing shape of modern intranets

I talk a lot about the five pillars of enterprise intranets: Content, Communication, Collaboration, People and Process; in the past we were the first company to develop a solution accelerator for enterprise intranets. This became our Hadron 8020 portal and attempted to serve all those needs and act as the one place that users can go to […]

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Content management Microsoft 365 SharePoint

SharePoint – a strategic platform for business productivity

It’s long past time for another blog, so here are some musings on using SharePoint (which I really rather like a lot). What is SharePoint SharePoint is a Microsoft platform technology, running on servers or in the cloud, which allows a large range of business solutions to be rapidly built, deployed and managed for any […]

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Innovation Microsoft Wearables

Two Weeks with a Microsoft Band

The very nice folks at Microsoft lent me one of the few Microsoft Bands in the UK and with the announcement of a 15th April UK launch I thought I should publish my observations from living with one for 2 weeks. As ever Microsoft have done a less than spectacular job of marketing this innovative […]

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Best Practice Content management Improvement Intranet SharePoint Windows

15 Reasons Not to Use Folders in SharePoint (and 3 reasons why you could)

Folders are terrible as a means of organising content. It’s a deeply broken approach and carrying it over to SharePoint is a deeply bad idea. Here are 15 reasons why and a couple of counter arguments for balance.

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Improvement

Zero Tolerance and the 1%

​Reading the Friday morning blog of the rather excellent Ed Reid  this morning on how many small improvements can make a big difference I was struck that it resonated with part of my talk at the NHS event Cloud2 hosted in Manchester the day before. As with Ed’s comments, I referenced the Olympic 1% improvements […]

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Best Practice Collaboration Technology

Stop it being about the tech – it’s about people

As a company, we have just moved completely to the Office365 suite, mostly driven by a desire to improve our email (though it was pretty good before) and also from a desire to start using Lync (even though we are big users of Skype already) for our internal communications because of the way it looks […]

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Informatics

The challenges of content creation vs. content discovery

In our development of the NHS SharePoint Solution Accelerator we hit the common problem of how to design a document library scheme that met the core needs for our clients. At the heart of this is a set of design goals, which can be simplified as: –          A single place to access information –          A […]