Colligo Blog: Barry Jinks

Is your organization on track with current mobile content management (MCM) trends?

Mobility is definitely at or near the top of IT department agendas for 2016. In our recent webinar “Enterprise Mobility: Awakening the SharePoint Force” 451 Research mobility expert Chris Marsh and I discussed mobile content management trends and how MCM is gaining rapid market traction to empower information workers to be productive anywhere, while enabling …

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3 MCM Challenges That SharePoint Can Solve Now

As mobile content management gains rapid momentum, so grows the IT headaches. IT pros must find the right, delicate balance between productivity, security and governance. Imbalance can become very costly, while finding the right balance can accelerate enterprise success. The good news? If you already have SharePoint deployed in your organization for enterprise content management, …

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Join us March 29! Enterprise Mobility: Awakening the SharePoint Force

Enterprise mobility isn’t the next big thing anymore; it’s here now! Multiple forces have come together to make it a reality, but the challenges faced by IT have become more complex and critical to business success. From supporting field teams to unlocking mobile productivity for entire organizations, IT sits squarely at the core of mobile …

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SharePoint 2016 Tech Talk on Mobile Content Management with Bill Baer, Dan Holme and Barry Jinks

Join us this Friday at 9 AM for this month’s IT Unity Tech Talk. Microsoft’s Senior SharePoint Product Manager Bill Baer, 9-Time MVP Dan Holme and myself, the CEO of Colligo will be discussing the hot topic of mobile content management with SharePoint 2016 and Office 365. By mobilizing SharePoint (on-prem or Online), SharePoint architects …

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Why I’m excited about what Microsoft had to say at Ignite

I had the privilege of traveling to Chicago for the Microsoft Ignite show last week. I arrived on Saturday to attend an advanced briefing session with several folks on the Microsoft SharePoint and Office product teams.  Some of the discussions I can talk about and some I can’t. So, here’s a quick summary of the exciting things I learned. …

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On-Demand Webinar: Bill Baer on SharePoint-Office 365 Hybrid

If you missed last week’s webinar “Making Sense of the SharePoint Hybrid Hype with Bill Baer,” you can now watch the recording or download slides here. Over 1000 IT professionals registered for the event…  So what did we learn? Is hybrid all hype or reality? Hybrid Is a Reality Today & It’s Here to Stay During …

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Hybrid is Hot, Hot, Hot… Microsoft’s Bill Baer Makes Sense of the Hype

In a previous post, I shared results from the new AIIM SharePoint Industry Watch Report. The paper confirms that hybrid is all the hype and cloud intentions have doubled since AIIM’s last survey in 2013! Adoption of SharePoint Online / Office 365 has already jumped from 8% to 18%. It’s interesting to look at why organizations …

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SharePoint Still Excruciating for Mobile Users – 2015 AIIM Report Review, Part 4 of 4

The recent 2015 AIIM SharePoint Industry Watch Report revealed a glaring gap in mobile device support for SharePoint. Only 2% of organizations surveyed reported widely supporting mobile devices! This is a major issue as CIO’s are increasingly adopting a mobile-first enterprise strategy.   Figure 10: How would you describe your use of SharePoint in the …

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Challenges of Integrating SharePoint with Other Systems + Question for You – 2015 AIIM Report Review, Part 3 of 4

SharePoint is not an island in enterprises … more and more often it’s being integrated with other enterprise systems. According to the latest AIIM SharePoint Industry Watch Report, the three most popular enterprise systems being connected to SharePoint today include other ECM/DM systems (14%), CRM/services desk applications (13%), and formal project management systems (12%). How …

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Winning Strategies to Bridge SharePoint Gaps – 2015 AIIM Report Review, Part 2 of 4

In my last post I highlighted some of the SharePoint adoption gaps uncovered in the new 2015 AIIM SharePoint Industry Watch Report. This post will discuss strategies that can be employed to address them. Over half of survey respondents agreed that users understand the need to file content in SharePoint but “some do and some …

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