What is Collaboration?
Collaboration is a recursive process where two or more people or organisations work together to realise shared goals. Most collaboration requires leadership, although the form of leadership can be social with a decentralised group. Teams that work collaboratively can generally obtain greater resources, recognition and reward when facing competition for finite resources.
SharePoint 2013 is the business collaboration platform for the Enterprise and the Internet. When people need to work with others, with content and information or line-of-business data, they can use the rich, out-of-the-box set of integrated capabilities in the SharePoint 2013 platform. People can customise these capabilities to address specific business needs and integrate them with other products and solutions. Using the same set of capabilities and tools, companies can deploy SharePoint 2013 both inside the enterprise and outside of the firewall so employees, customers and business partners can collaboratively work with the platform.
How can ICS Solutions help?
Collaboration is a key feature of SharePoint 2013; providing organisations with the tools to increase employee productivity and maximise its intellectual property.
The SharePoint Self Service Collaboration offering provides users with easy access to SharePoint's powerful collaboration features – allowing end users to build new collaboration sites via a provisioning workflow wizard that can be configured for each client’s needs. A common challenge facing organisations seeking to implement collaboration tools is understanding the requirements. The SharePoint Self Service Collaboration service helps by providing standard collaboration service options and templates, which can be extended or tailored as required. Finally, ICS Solutions implementation methodology provides a framework to assist in the discovery and implementation of collaboration capability, suited to both the user and the business.
Why invest in SharePoint collaboration?
- Improved team performance by connecting people, information and processes.
- Shared team calendars enable greater team coordination, as well as tasks, issues and contact lists.
- Document libraries enable creation, storage and management of key resources from anywhere at anytime.
- Blogs providing a mechanism for capturing and sharing personal experience and knowledge, whilst wiki’s provide a mechanism for rapid publishing and for dynamic idea generation.
Find out more about SharePoint 2013 and collaboration at our next seminar.