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Should I Prepare for a Hybrid SharePoint Platform?

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Jan, 23, 2015 06:01

Hybrid SharePoint 2013 | Office 365 In previous posts, EPC Group has discussed the differences around SharePoint 2013 on-premises (private cloud) vs. the hosted (public cloud) as well as a hybrid SharePoint 2013 deployment which allows for a middle ground for you to tailor based on specific requirements, concerns, security requirements, as well as custom development strategies. There is an inherent tradeoff […]

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Topics: Hybrid Cloud Advisory Practice, Hybrid SharePoint Platform, Information Architecture

Public & Hybrid Cloud Governance Strategies Deep-dive

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Jan, 22, 2015 01:01

Public and Hybrid Cloud Governance Organization’s across the globe are wondering how the cloud will impact their business and whether a hybrid SharePoint / hybrid Office 365 / SharePoint Online or Microsoft Azure environment makes sense for their IT strategy and related technology roadmap. Related posts: Data Breaches and Implementing Proactive Security Policies – Office 365 & Azure Public & Hybrid Cloud Governance Strategies […]

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Topics: Hybrid Cloud Advisory Practice, Hybrid SharePoint Platform, Microsoft Azure

Defining Your Organization’s Office 365 and/or SharePoint Vision and Mission Statement

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Jan, 22, 2015 07:01

A common question that EPC Group receives from our clients or potential clients is around how best they should define their organization’s Office 365 and/or SharePoint vision and related vission statement for these powerful platforms. Related posts: Scalability Planning in Your SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 Roadmap Developing and Implementing Your SharePoint 2013 and/or Office 365 Roadmap Building a […]

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Topics: IT Roadmap, Office 365 Roadmap, SharePoint Roadmap

SharePoint 2013 as a Service and a Solution (SPaaS)

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Jan, 21, 2015 10:01

As the Information Age reaches a new level of maturity, many organization are finding that the data and content they have been storing, both physically and electronically, have become both an immense administrative burden as well as a security risk and a key to unlocking potential for the organization. With consumer electronics and network bandwidth, […]

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Topics: Information Architecture, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint as a Service - SPaaS

Differences between Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Records Management (RM) in SharePoint 2013 & Office 365’s SharePoint Online

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Jan, 20, 2015 01:01

One area you must ensure you have a clear understanding of is around your organization’s stance on what the differences are between a standard document and an official record and what the official legal criteria is that drives these definitions. Related posts: Reviewing Metadata “Content Types” in SharePoint Server 2013 & Office 365 Data Breaches […]

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Topics: ECM-Enterprise Content Management, ERM-Enterprise Records Management, Office 365 Consulting

Understanding Operating in the Hybrid Cloud – Office 365 & SharePoint 2013 – EPC Group Strategies

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Jan, 20, 2015 12:01

This blog post will provide “from the consulting trenches” (Hybrid Cloud) strategies and granular details of EPC Group’s approach to the new Hybrid Office 365 and/or SharePoint 2013 architecture’s growing proliferation and how it may affect your organization. No related posts.

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Topics: Uncategorized

Key SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 Methodologies and Best Practices

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Jan, 16, 2015 08:01

EPC Group’s industry leading SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 consulting practices are driven by underlying methodologies, strategies and lessons learned that have stemmed directly from initiatives executed within organizations of all sizes and from all business. There are key methodologies and matching granular questions that must be put in place in your SharePoint 2013 and/or Office 365 implementation and […]

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Topics: Uncategorized

Security and Identity Management Considerations for Application Development “From the Trenches”

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Jan, 16, 2015 07:01

There are a number of security, identity management and authentication considerations when developing custom applications and related features in SharePoint 2013, Office 365, SharePoint Online and Microsoft Azure. You should always keep in mind SharePoint 2013’s “claims first” authentication architecture during your development as well as in discussions with the business about their custom requirements. With SharePoint 2013’s user authentication based on […]

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Topics: Application Development, Identity Management, Office 365 Development

SharePoint 2013 BYOD Best Practices

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Jan, 15, 2015 11:01

Remote workers and internal or onsite workers empowered with “bring your own device” (BYOD) policies can push the boundaries of IT and the typical IT-driven culture. A lot of IT organizations are playing catch-up around governance and their information management policies and have pushed back on BYOD due to the added complexity it brings and ultimately forces […]

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Topics: BYOD - Bring Your Own Device, Identity Management, Mobility

Reviewing Metadata “Content Types” in SharePoint Server 2013 & Office 365

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Jan, 13, 2015 02:01

Reviewing Metadata “Content Types” in SharePoint Server 2013 and Office 365 | SharePoint Online A content type is a reusable collection of settings and rules applied to a certain category of content in SharePoint.Content types define more granular attributes for documents, content, and library or list items. They allow you to associate information management policies to […]

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Topics: ECM-Enterprise Content Management, ERM-Enterprise Records Management, Metadata - Content Types

SharePoint 2013: What Should You Do? Where Are You Currently? What is the Truth? Help! No B.S. Please

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Nov, 29, 2012 01:11

Have you ever seen the video where a guy in a cubicle (Office Space-esk) decides his computer software has put him over the edge? He takes his keyboard and gives the monitor a nice “wack” to nudge it into place after possibly not finding the right content or has maybe just had it with EMC […]

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Topics: Business Requirements Gathering, Consulting From the Trenches, Office 365 Roles and Responsibilities

SharePoint 2010 or 2013 Roles, Responsibilities & Support Policies from a SharePoint Consulting Perspective

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Oct, 10, 2012 09:10

The purpose of this article is to share EPC Group’s consulting experience to standardize the nomenclature and define the responsibility of individuals who participate in SharePoint 2010/2013 projects, support and users of the overall SharePoint Enterprise Ecosystem. This is a great template to utilizes and keep in mind when thinking about your organization as a […]

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Topics: Consulting From the Trenches, Office 365 Roles and Responsibilities, Office 365 Support

SharePoint Problem & Change Management Procedures Governance – Consulting Best Practices Example

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Sep, 20, 2012 08:09

I. Introduction The purpose of this example “document” from EPC Group is to define the procedures used to manage SharePoint 2010 / 2013 support requests, assign resources to those requests, and implement solutions to those requests, as well as provide ongoing support to ensure reliability and availability of information systems. These procedures apply to all […]

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Topics: SharePoint 2010, Sharepoint 2010 Consulting, SharePoint 2013 Consulting

Managing Your Current SharePoint 2010 Initiative with 2013 in Mind

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Jul, 17, 2012 01:07

With the SharePoint Server 2013 Preview being released yesterday there are a lot of organizations who are currently involved in large SharePoint 2010 deployments who are wondering how best they can adjust or minimize any system architecture or information architecture changes as well as governance updates to their current initiative. I have had the pleasure […]

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Topics: Business Intelligence (BI), Communities - SharePoint 2013 | Office 365, eDiscovery

Dissecting a Decade of SharePoint Consulting Success – Article 2 of 2: Whiteboarding

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Jun, 07, 2012 08:06

This is the 2nd of a 2 part blog post as EPC Group has embarked on and completed our 650+ successful SharePoint implementation. Part 1 of this blog post can be found here. In most any enterprise SharePoint implementation, SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2013, one of the single most valuable tools I find that most frequently […]

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Topics: Business Intelligence (BI), BYOD - Bring Your Own Device, Consulting From the Trenches

650 Successful SharePoint Implementations – Dissecting a Decade of EPC Group Enterprise SharePoint Success – Article 1 of 2

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Apr, 28, 2012 02:04

This is the 1st of a 2 part blog as EPC Group has embarked on and completed our 653 successful SharePoint implementation. In the sections below, we are going to dissect how an Enterprise or Global SharePoint implementation project can become a success 99% of the time. With SharePoint being one of the most popular […]

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Topics: Consulting From the Trenches, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013

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