Enterprise Content Management
Member Management for Associations and regulatory bodies

On March 27th, we hosted senior leaders from regulatory bodies and associations, spanning a variety of industries, for a round-table event to discuss the common issues and potential solutions these regulatory agencies & associations are currently facing. Challenges, opportunities, observations,

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Disaster Recovery and back up

It isn’t until disaster strikes that organizations often learn how vulnerable they are. A large US-based financial institution was planning a new marketing campaign. Independent research showed that customers perceived them as behind-the-times and lacking in innovation and they were

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SharePoint Support

There is a widely-held opinion that SharePoint’s 2013 Records Management out-of-box functionality is not robust enough to manage records at an enterprise level. This blog explodes that myth and exposes the top challenges that can make or break your SharePoint

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At Navantis we see hundreds of SharePoint environments. Some we build, some we rescue and a lot of which we manage. Our clients run their business on SharePoint. It’s their communications portal, their frontend interface to applications, their internal or

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The recent announcement that Lenovo is planning to throw their hat in the BlackBerry fire-sale ring has caused a flurry of commentary in newspaper business columns and blog posts – and the noise is not likely something that will help

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I recently returned from my second International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) conference and thought I would blog about some of the trends I’ve noticed within the legal vertical since I started at Navantis 18 months ago.  There’s no real structure

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At Navantis, we have completed many CRM implementation projects and I believe the ‘missing link’ in most plans is the amount of time allocated to Change Management. Training alone does not ensure the successful adoption of your new CRM environment.

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There are by default four search scopes in SharePoint 2013: This Site (the default) People (searches personal sites and skills) Conversations Everything For search results of “This Site”, the search results page is actually in the site collection itself.  For

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The SharePoint 2013 term store is a “farm” level repository of hierarchical term sets and terms used by SharePoint for both metadata and navigation. If you are using the Office 2013 preview environment, by default the term store administrator is

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We have a client that is hosting their site on Microsoft Azure.  It is a basic content managed site with a SQL Azure backend.  When our client got their monthly hosting bill, we discovered a significant transfer cost that couldn’t

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Maturing Enterprise Content Management has become a critical success factor in managing information in global organizations.  In many cases, we see organizations who have implemented traditional ECM solutions such as LiveLink, Documentum, Filenet, etc. five to ten years ago.  Many

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In my visits with customers, I have noticed a new “sprawl” phenomenon – multiple SharePoint farms. In most cases, you only need a single SharePoint farm.  There are some good reasons why you might need a second one (for example,

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When intranets started, they were almost exclusively defined as being for “internal staff”.  They were typically hosted within the internal network and no one from the outside world would be able to access anything within the intranet.  The same was

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We have many customers who are upgrading from SharePoint 2003 or 2007 to SharePoint 2010.  Their existing SharePoint implementations vary from full blown intranets, local collaboration sites, or application portals.  We find many cases where one line of business implemented

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SharePoint 2010 provides a container approach to partitioning information, security boundaries and infrastructure:     When you design your SharePoint governance strategy, you can apply decisions on how the platform is divided at each layer in the model.  For example,

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One of the key facilitation techniques we engage in with all our customers is to start with “pain points”.  As part of every planning engagement, we start with a group session with a broad variety of stakeholders.  Using one of

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