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Collaboration and Social Networking is still trying to find its own place in the enterprise. Now, executives are for it and the end user is against it. Who will win this battle? Why would you reconsider using these communication tools, or not?

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Content Management

How Much Bloated Content Are You Carrying Around? Get Rid of It

A client of ours was having problems with sluggishness and poor performance on one of its servers. Time to spend more money on hardware? One of our professional services staff suggested the client clean up its content.…

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Email Liability

Is Your Email a Liability? Yes, More Than Likely

Email is a strange topic. Supposedly, all adopted collaboration options will result in a decreased email glut. But it’s not happening. I don’t know if it’s because we are so used to communicating via email that we just can’t give it up.…

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Email Pollution Is Costing You Money and Productivity

Email Pollution Is Costing You Money and Productivity

Which do you find more irritating, ‘wasteful’ meetings or excessive emails? It seems wasteful meetings win, but not by a landslide. According to a study by Workfront, 57 percent of employees find wasteful meetings impact productivity, and 53 percent are annoyed by email interrupting their day.…

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Data Maturity Model

Is Your Organization Deficient in Information Competency?

Interestingly, many organizations have jumped on the communications and collaboration bandwagon. Millennials love new technology – after all, it was their baby food. But organizations still fail at user adoption and achieving the anticipated benefits.…

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SharePoint

Managing Metadata in SharePoint Can Be a Pain in the You Know What

I am writing blogs aligned with our next webinar Going Meta in SharePoint – Tricks of the Trade, and am somewhat incredulous. Creating term sets can require a lot of time, and I mean a lot of time.…

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SharePoint Folders

The Battle Rages – SharePoint Folders Versus Metadata

I am a huge proponent of metadata. Even though we generate metadata as a business, I will go so far as to say that any metadata is a good thing, even if we didn’t create it. Yet how do I approach managing my own content?…

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Cloud Security

Got a Handle on Cloud Security in SharePoint Online, OneDrive, and Yammer? What about Compliance and Records Management Infractions?

The average organization uploads 1.37 TB of data to Yammer, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive each month. That’s the equivalent of 120 million pages of Word documents. And this is only going to increase.…

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Security Breach

Do It Yourself IT – Increasing in Popularity and Increasing Your Risk of a Security Breach

For a couple of years, shadow IT, sometimes referred to as stealth IT, has been under the radar for many organizations. The way I look at it, you reap what you sow. Organizations expect employees to use their own smartphones, tablets, and laptops – what a nightmare that must be for the IT professionals supporting them.…

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Cybercrime

I Predict Growth in Cybercrime During 2018 – Not Exactly Brain Surgery

As 2017 is wrapping up, we have dire predictions for cybercrime in the year to come. In an article in Infosecurity Magazine, Trend Micro predicts an increase in vulnerabilities in the internet of things (IoT), which, as it notes, does not rely on regulations or industry standards.…

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Digital Workplace

Intelligent Content in Context – Effectiveness

Effectiveness can increase revenue, improve decision making, and reduce risk. Sounds like sales mumbo jumbo, but it really isn’t. I would think that was an objective for all organizations.…

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