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If there is one thing to take away from the last year, it is that information should not be taken for granted. Not only can a data breach cause huge issues, but it can actually be used to generate revenue.
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 to the new environment. If that happens, you will simply replicate the same old issues that you experienced with file shares and legacy systems.
The first item on our digital workplace checklist was to make your information more useful. To truly be useful, information also has to be easy to find. One way to ensure that your organization’s information is easy for your employees to find is by adopting a “one-stop shop” approach to information delivery. This doesn’t mean that all of your information is in one place. Rather, that you unify your information management approach and eliminate silos.