I’ve mentioned sharepoint before as it’s been suggested I look into it for document management purposes, but also for other uses (company Intranet, memo broadcast, collaborative working, and so on) so I have setup a version on an old server to give it a try.
There may well follow several small posts as I get int0 using the system, but as a resource the first port of call is to replicate what we use currently (a wordpress blog) for our internal information flow. That will be pretty easy, as there are just a few posts on, mostly, IT related issues, but there are some other immediate adoptions we can take advantage of;
Standard company documents – currently on our existing Intranet, no easy way for staff to manage
Department pages/areas – intended to provide staff with helpful information and news about the various departments
Manuals/guides – there is a large requirement for this sort of information, some exists but is not widely available
Future requirements – as “new” ideas are formed thus new requirements from an IT service is required, SP represents one of the simplistic customisable options
The only problem is perhaps the confidence required in how to use such a system, but with some generic guidance I’m confident we can get this system used by all departments and start to build the information that we really do need to have in place to improve the efficiency of the group operations.
I’ll keep you posted on that….