SharePoint Increases Efficiency and Leads to Restructuring

April 5, 2012

Christian Buckley often covers SharePoint and enterprise from the perspective of a business analyst.  In, “Increased Productivity Means Focusing on Adoption,” on AIIM, Buckley draws an analogy between the increased productivity in the manufacturing sector, and subsequent failure to increase demand, and the same scenario unfolding in the IT world.

Buckley sums up the argument:

“Just as our economy moved from an agricultural to an industrial market, and from industrial to an information-based marketing, within the world of the Information Worker this increase in productivity is allowing organizations to move from a hardware-centric view (where IT pulls cables, stands up servers, maintains those servers) to a business intelligence and decision support view. Where are the business opportunities today? And where does SharePoint fit? There is a gap between productivity increases and resource utilization decreases, and here are three business impacts that I believe will become more visible:  1) Repurposed roles 2) Increased reliance on services 3) Focus on user adoption.”

So how does SharePoint fit in and how can enterprise solutions in general respond?  Smart third-party solutions are one way to increase efficiency all the more.  A solution like Fabasoft Mindbreeze can provide an organization with an intuitive interface and intelligence search results.  Working as a stand-alone solution or as a compliment to SharePoint, Mindbreeze can free information workers from enterprise customization and maintenance leaving them time to focus on business analyst functions.

“Our information pairing technology makes you unbeatable. Information pairing brings enterprise information and information in the Cloud together. This gives you an overall image of a company’s knowledge. This is the basis for your competitive advantage. In this way you can act quickly, reliably, dynamically and profitably in all business matters.”

Buckley argues that business analyst numbers will grow as the maintenance functions of IT workers continue to decline.  Organizations can begin to focus on complimenting smart business decisions with smart technology decisions, instead of spinning wheels in an attempt to keep on-site servers and solutions running.  Sounds like a good trade-off.

Emily Rae Aldridge, April 5, 2012

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