In 2012 many organisations are planning to implement SharePoint 2010 or have already started to use it. Very few organisations have completed their implementations and even fewer feel it has been a complete success and the benefits have met their expectations.
Now, let me be clear here:
- SharePoint 2010 is not the only technology solution for intranets.
- SharePoint 2010 needs to be tested with your business needs.
- It is how it is implemented and managed that is key to its success.
Which leads me to my main point. To gain the full benefits from using SharePoint 2010 you need to have a strategy which has to fit with your business’ overall strategy. This is no different in principle to creating an intranet or digital workplace strategy.
You need to be clear, very clear, on your business’ direction now and for at least the next 12 months. This gives you time to create a strategy from which you can plan in more detail how your short term goals will be achieved and gain the full benefits.