SharePoint Governance – What, why and how?
Many of today’s Sharepoint installations within organizations have evolved through a very short period of trials and errors, with little or no thoughts given to effective information, development and deployment management processes. It has grown organically to the point where “business users” are struggling to effectively find information as and when needed, “IT leaders” are struggling to create a corporate culture where SharePoint is used to it’s fullest potential and “upper management” is not able to collect KPIs to justify the investment into SharePoint. In other words, the SharePoint installations have become unmanageable, cluttered, uncontrollable, non-scalable and insecure.
This session will provide practical guidance for business and technical leadership in an organization on how to tame SharePoint based information explosion. It will walk you through real life scenarios and challenges faced by organizations in managing myriad of SharePoint usage, and prescribes best practices to streamline them through an effective set of corporate policies. It dives into various models of SharePoint Governance through the three dimensions of people, process and technology.
Essentially, it will explain what steps can an organization take today to maximize the long term returns of this wonderful software called as “SharePoint”.
Agenda for the webinar:
- Discuss challenges faced by organizations in deriving maximum value from their SharePoint installations.
- Provide practical guidance for business and technical leadership in an organization on how to tame SharePoint based information explosion
- Walk through real life scenarios and challenges faced by organizations in managing myriad of SharePoint usage
- Prescribe best practices to streamline SharePoint usage through an effective set of corporate policies
Your host for this event:
Piyush Prakash, has over ten years of experience working on an array of strategic planning, technology assessment, internet infrastructure, software architecture, development and implementation projects. He has worked with several fortune 500 clients as well as startups and product companies evangelizing SharePoint and other Microsoft technologies based solutions.
He has managed large teams, developed and delivered enterprise solutions, and played key role in getting iLink’s “Services Ready certification for SharePoint Solutions” from Microsoft. His experience spans several industries including HealthCare, Finance, Entertainment, Chemical and Information Technology.
Steve Soper is currently the Director of the Enterprise Software Practice at FusionStorm. Within the span of ten years, Mr. Soper has expanded FusionStorm’s Enterprise Software unit from a regional, Oracle-only consulting practice to a national multi-vendor presence encapsulating Microsoft, Open Source and a slough of other best of breed vendors. Steve has built a talented engineering team but also contributed directly on various projects as both an implementation engineer, architect and project manager. Mr. Soper has a Business Administration degree with an Accountancy Concentration from the California State University at Sacramento. Prior to FusionStorm, Steve worked as a financial consultant specializing in Healthcare reimbursement and bond financing.
About iLink Systems
iLink Systems is an ISO certified mid-size (200+ employees) software solutions provider offering Microsoft technology-based solutions to firms ranging from startups to Fortune 50 companies. iLink is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Preferred Vendor and one of the very few companies trained and certified by MCS (Microsoft Consulting Services) to be “Services Ready” to deliver SharePoint based solutions.. Technologies implemented for its clients include .Net (including WPF, WCF, WF and Silverlight), Business Intelligence – SQL Server 2005 (with integration, analysis, reporting, OLAP, etc), SharePoint 2007, BPI – BizTalk (with WF, HL7 accelerator), Mobility, ASP.Net, AJAX, etc. iLink’s core competency lies in Information Worker Solutions, Business Process Integration, Data Management Solutions, Microsoft mobility solutions, and horizontal solutions around User Experience, QA & Testing and Web Marketing. Based out of Redmond, WA, iLink also have offices in Austin TX, Fairfax VA, Atlanta GA and an off-shore software development center in India.
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- IT Director/Manager
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