SharePoint 2013 brilliance through simplicity #1 – Organisation

Published on November 27, 2013 by Fay

Posted in Technology

This SharePoint 2013 ‘brilliance through simplicity’ post is the first of a short series outlining some of the simple ways in which SharePoint can help a business.

Think for a moment about the kinds of information businesses need to store. Schedules, customer information, project documentation, marketing case studies, policies and procedures, HR records and more.

Typically these would be stored in shared network folders, a Dropbox/Skydrive, calendars in Exchange or disparate systems. This approach is quick and easy to set up, but has problems making it unsustainable: conflicting file versions, differing places to look for the information and each piece of information is isolated and not linked to others.

SharePoint can give quick and efficient access to all of these kinds of information in a centralised, but consistently organised, space. A SharePoint site can be divided into departments, projects or other areas and documents, calendars and lists of information can be tagged, linked and grouped with metadata.

Mixed in with other built-in features like a powerful search, version history, Office integration, security model and document control mechanisms, SharePoint gives you a world-class, highly usable, -organised- information store.

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