Posts Tagged: sharepoint

Securing Data in the Cloud

This blog is an excerpt from our recent Industry Perspective, “Securing Your Data in the Cloud.” To download the entire brief, click here. When we think of data breaches, we might picture a TV plotline on shows like “Quantico” or real-life examples like Edward Snowden – where someone intentionally exposes sensitive information. But the reality… Read more »

SharePoint: 5 Things You Should Know

When I walked into a breakout session titled “SharePoint: Best Practices,” at the 2015 Next Generation of Government Summit, I’m pretty sure I was the only person in the room who had no idea what SharePoint even was. But the Department of Defense’s Gary Cage and Christine Frost, alongside the FDIC’s Russell Maltempo gave me… Read more »

What is Platform-as-a-Service?

If your agency isn’t currently deploying Platform-as-a-Service, it’s a safe bet it will be soon. That’s because PaaS is projected to grow at a compound annual rate of 41 percent through 2016, according to Market Monitor. The civil side of the federal government expects to spend $643 million on PaaS next year. The investment represents… Read more »

Free Yourself from the Tyranny of Sharepoint

Sharepoint is a plague upon the American workforce. This ubiquitous piece of collaboration software has taught millions of people that Intranets are destined to be places where you can’t find anything. It doesn’t have to be this way, despite what Microsoft may have you believe. There are alternatives to Sharepoint that actually work in ways… Read more »

Microsoft Office 365 vs. Google Apps for Business Cloud Showdown – Part 3: TeamSite vs. Google Sites

One of the more potent applications in both Office 365 and Google Apps is their intranet application. Microsoft’s offers TeamSite ─ hosted SharePoint; and Google’s, typical of their imaginative naming conventions ─ “Sites”. These apps differ fundamentally from standard web development environments in two ways. 1) In addition to text and graphics, SharePoint and Sites… Read more »

The Big Elephant in the Sharepoint room

After all the “SharePoint Saturday The Conference” excitement has died down. I looked at both the agenda and attendance and came to the obvious conclusion. We’re still more enthralled with technology than content. I will not say that is necessarily a bad thing, however, for a technology that professes to help manage content as a… Read more »