All organizations consist of information workers whom collaborate and collectively generate extensive amounts of data. Some of this information is stored as content within the thousands of pages of documents, spreadsheets, or databases that every organization maintains daily, often called explicit knowledge. Still, other volumes of information are locked within their information worker's own collective experience, also called tacit information. High performing organizations find ways to maximize the use of information to promote their products and services as market leaders. Teams that are highly segmented, or that operate in silos, find it difficult to benefit from the proven successes and previous failures of one another. This is why organizing content and increasing collaboration is critical to high performing organizations. We must find an ideal way to unlock the potential of this information by making it easy to locate, organize, and share.
Microsoft SharePoint is a web based solution for organizations interested in organizing their information and knowledge into a simple and usable solution that is fully integrated with Microsoft Office. Roughly 80% of all organizations utilize SharePoint to distribute information efficiently and provide information workers quick access to knowledge, documents, and other regularly utilized information. With SharePoint you can quickly build secure intranet, extranet, document management, enterprise search, content management, and custom intranet solutions.
While many understand the capabilities of SharePoint, implementation and maximization of investment is where Phidiax adds value. SharePoint is a collection of technologies bundled together that create a common platform for solutions which allow scalability, or the ability to grow, seldom seen in other technologies. The same software that provides a simple document management solution running on a single server for a workgroup of 10 office workers can also provide a fully automated Executive Dashboard, Enterprise Search, Business Intelligence, custom application, and other powerful solutions for a Fortune 100 organization. It’s the adaptability and flexibility that makes SharePoint the leading solution for a vast majority of businesses.
Microsoft has expanded SharePoint’s capabilities into the cloud with SharePoint online, a fully independent SharePoint solution hosted on Microsoft’s Azure platform. This offering of SharePoint reduces the cost of implementing SharePoint for many organizations. Phidiax can guide you through the process to determine what version of SharePoint is right for you and how to best conduct implementation.
Organizations can appreciate the value of a solution such as SharePoint, but oftentimes may not have the depth of expertise nor the years of experience to successfully design, plan, deploy, and maintain a SharePoint solution. SharePoint is very much like an iceberg, the power and simplicity of the web based user interface and Office integration, belies the complexity and collection of underlying technologies that make it all possible. Phidiax contributes years of experience to guide you through the process of determining the correct server architecture, hardware, topology, services, and as well as many other technical facets.
Successfully implemented SharePoint solutions require more than just technical skill, but also deep understanding of the platforms capabilities and limitations, culture of the organization, and best practices established through trial and error. Phidiax works through the process of developing use cases, establishing baseline requirements, as well as designing complete solutions that will maximize the investment and minimize the complexity and cost.