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Online vs. On-Premises: How Does Cloud Adoption Affect SharePoint Records Management?

Posted by Andrew Borgschulte On June 21, 2017

A recent study by Sharegate highlights the growing popularity of SharePoint online across organizations. Not surprisingly given the overall IT culture today, SharePoint Online adoption is increasing.

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A New Platform is not a New Strategy: Don’t Migrate Your Problems along with Your Content

Posted by Cynthia Wood On May 3, 2017

For many large organizations seeking to update and improve their content management strategy, Microsoft SharePoint provides an opportunity to "start fresh.” However, while SharePoint may overcome some of the limitations of legacy platforms, it is not a magic bullet. Without a fresh focus on information architecture and governance, old – and familiar – ways of doing things can easily carry over...

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The Number One Way to Cause SharePoint Risk and Compliance Issues

Posted by Chris Caplinger On April 13, 2017

A report from Kaspersky Lab finds that a staggering 73% of companies had internal incidences last year, mostly caused by poor or inadequate training. This is certainly distressing news from an information governance perspective. Let's dig in to the numbers a little more and talk about some ways to combat this problem.

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SharePoint Records Management: Take Care Where You Share

Posted by Shawn Cosby On March 31, 2017

Last week, a security researcher discovered something very troubling on, Microsoft's free document-sharing site. The search bar at the top of the page allowed him to search through hundreds of documents with highly sensitive information.

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SharePoint Records Management: Online vs 2016 On-Premises

Posted by Chris Caplinger On March 16, 2017

When it comes to SharePoint records management, the process and strategy is dependent on whether your organization uses On-Premises or Online. A recent blog article from Sharegate goes over the differences in detail in a helpful way.

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SharePoint Records Management Initiatives Driven by Security Fears

Posted by Shawn Cosby On March 10, 2017

A recent survey from AIIM highlights the drivers for organizations to undergo or re-evaluate their information governance and SharePoint records management initiatives.

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SharePoint Framework Out for General Release

Posted by Brett Grego On March 2, 2017

Microsoft has pushed SharePoint into general release. As some of you may be aware, this is a big release for SharePoint developers everywhere.

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6 Questions for Companies and their SharePoint Compliance Plan

Posted by Chris Caplinger On February 24, 2017

An article from Silicon Republic covers some important questions that all companies dealing with data should be aware of. We’re going to discuss their importance to an overall SharePoint compliance plan. Cybersecurity and information governance are inextricably linked. Directors in all organizations must be aware of the impact that they have on one another.

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3 Areas of Focus for SharePoint Records Management Improvement

Posted by Andrew Borgschulte On January 27, 2017

As we've referenced before, more than half of all organizations have experienced a data-related incident. Out of those who reported an actual breach, half attributed it to hacking and the other half to employee negligence. Unfortunately, according to the report, about a third of these negligent acts were willful. Let's explore a few areas that are particularly high risk and can be solved by a...

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Common Questions Executives Have About SharePoint Information Governance

Posted by Andrew Borgschulte On January 13, 2017

1. We already have a File Plan and our policies and disposition are well defined.  Why do we need SharePoint Information Governance?

If you have a comprehensive File Plan with policies and disposition well defined, that is a great start to SharePoint Information Governance, but other things are critical as well.

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