Understanding and Overcoming Records Management Challenges EPC Group will share several new blog posts this week on SharePoint 2013, Office 365, and Records \ Enterprise Content Management (RM\ECM) strategies. So many organizations throughout the globe have not implemented successful records management initiatives because of the inherit difficulty applying retention policies to content. Another main issue IT has faced is […]
SharePoint 2013 and/or Office 365 Upgrade Checkpoint: Does your Information Architecture Align with Your IT Roadmap?
Ensuring Your System & Information Architecture Architecture Strategy Aligns with Your SharePoint Roadmap When an organization is near the point of kicking off and performing a upgrade and/or migration initative to SharePoint 2013 and/or Office 365, it is key to ensure core elements have been designed and put in place to meet not only the current needs of the organization […]
Term Store & Managed Metadata in SharePoint 2013 & SharePoint Online The Managed Metadata Service enables you to define a term store, as shown in the first image below, with related term sets and terms. The Term Store Management Tool, as shown in the second image below, enables you to perform the actions to build […]
Building a Best Practices Information Architecture for SharePoint 2013 \ Office 365 EPC Group approaches the architecture and design of SharePoint 2013 and/or Office 365’s Information Architecture (IA) using a the three-prong approach that provides placeholders for the requirements that must be documented but also sets expectations for the SharePoint project team to design an […]
Deep-dive of SharePoint 2013’s Logical Architecture To drill down into the overall logical architecture of SharePoint 2013, the underlying technical components and features that factor into the design of SharePoint 2013’s Information Architecture are as listed here: Service applications Application pools Web applications Zone(s) Site collections Sites Lists and libraries SharePoint 2013 allows for individual […]
Introduction and Strategy Overview Over the past 15+ years, EPC Group has found that records management initiatives can be successfully accomplished by following a framework of defined guidelines and principles driven by compliance, collaboration, associated cost, and business continuity. It is key that the initiative has executive buy-in to both promote and enforce the overall records management initiative. You […]
Core Records Management Features in SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 In the article, I will provide details of the records management (RM) capabilities available within SharePoint Server 2013 as well as Office 365 | SharePoint Online from over 50 projects implemented by EPC Group over the past year. It is key to ensure you have a deep understanding of the licensing model and capabilities […]
What is a SharePoint “Private Cloud” Overview To first describe and baseline a “private cloud” deployment, the following items and elements will typically be considered and implemented: Hosting SharePoint as infrastructure for a specific or a combination of workloads such as: o Enterprise Search o Application Platform for Line-of-Business (LOB) application o Business Intelligence Implementations o […]
Office 365 Hybrid – A Deep-dive from EPC Group The project stakeholders within IT may have a total understanding of the Office 365 offering but the organization’s legal and compliance stakeholders may still be unclear or hesitant because of the similar naming of products and their past understanding of SharePoint.