SharePoint Without the Business Case

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A New Column By Howard Oliver, CEO, What If What Next,, Senior Associate, Cloud Ventures

A recent report determined that half of implementations of Microsoft Corp.’s SharePoint collaboration platform go ahead without a formal business case. According this research by The Association for Information and Image Management, a content management industry association. The challenge this is causing lies on the content management and records management side.

The ease of creating SharePoint sites means end-users can implement the technology. And the fact that end-users are creating their own meta data means that data has to be remapped for the records management function.

Clearly a better business case is required to handle to the Records Information Management issues in particular legal requirements for secure document storage.



About Howard Oliver
The founder and CEO of What If What Next, Howard Oliver ( for more than 20 years has been an entrepreneur, writer, thought leader, PR Guru, business development strategist, technology evangelist, manager and consultant for numerous service, industrial and high technology companies. Howard provides leadership in the application of Agile and Lean project management methodologies for technology enabled social media marketing and PR campaigns that deliver revenue, customer and alliance engagement, and media buzz. Clients in technology and other industries recognize him as a driven, highly creative and disciplined thinker. He also created the WebVoyaging® brand, a market engagement methodology that optimizes the deployment of cloud based, best-in-class marketing automation solutions. The WebVoyaging® process is inspired by the great visionaries who conceived of and built history’s great sailing vessels, which helped establish trade routes and created huge wealth. An accomplished business educator, Howard has recently created the WebVoyaging® Master Class, a training program for organizations interested in implementing Lean marketing automation solutions. Howard holds an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University. Howard is an avid sailor and collector of books.

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