Jinfo BlogInformation Architecture: Why SharePoint 2007 Needs It [ABSTRACT]

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By Marc Stephenson

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Abstract

Microsoft's Sharepoint is here to stay in the enterprise information environment, but its ubiquity does not imply perfection. Marc Stephenson points out that the very usability of Sharepoint on the user level can prevent it from being deployed in a way to ensure technical longevity, and that a clear information architecture is critical to getting Sharepoint implementations right.

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Microsoft's Sharepoint is here to stay in the enterprise information environment, but its ubiquity does not imply perfection. Marc Stephenson points out that the very usability of Sharepoint on the user level can prevent it from being deployed in a way to ensure technical longevity, and that a clear information architecture is critical to getting Sharepoint implementations right.

What's Inside

I'd guess that 75% of all SharePoint implementations are done without any information architecture whatsoever. This is typically because they are just deployed by the IT department pretty much in isolation from the business's information management requirements, usually because IT want to see what SharePoint can do (it's a new toy and it will look great on their CVs), or the head of IT thinks it will quickly solve some business problems (it might - eventually).

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