Category Archives: Knowledge Management

4 Stories on Solving Real-World Problems with Cloud Computing

By Chuck Hobart VMC ENGAGEMENT MANAGER Cloud computing has become so trendy that its definition and purpose is often nebulous and, frankly, cloudy! However, when it comes down to it, the cloud is simply a tool to help make certain … Continue reading

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Build Better-Looking Sites With SharePoint 2013

In 2009, Tropicana unveiled a new packaging design for its orange juice. The design was deemed generic and nondescript by consumers and sales of a product line plummeted 20 percent, even though the juice in the carton did not change. … Continue reading

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With SharePoint, Sometimes The Best Solution Is The Easiest

Tunnel vision is a physiological or psychological process in which the viewer loses his or her peripheral vision and can only clearly see the center of the field of vision. Tunnel vision can also figuratively mean a point of view … Continue reading

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Why It’s Critical For SharePoint Sites To Have Disaster Recovery Mechanisms In Place

In 1978, China introduced the one-child policy to curb overpopulation. The policy decreed that urban couples could only produce one baby. While the population was controlled, an unexpected problem arose: General son-preferences in China contributed to a gender disparity. The … Continue reading

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Use SharePoint To Make Social Marketing Efforts More Targeted

In 490 BC, Greek messenger Pheidippides ran from Marathon to Athens to announce that the Persians had been defeated. The non-stop trek was about 25 miles long. Upon arriving, Pheidippides announced, “We win,” before collapsing and dying. In contrast, the … Continue reading

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Automating My Site Creation in SharePoint Increases Organizational Efficiency

Before excavators, trenches had to be dug by hand, a painful and labor-intensive process that required a lot of human labor. After excavators were developed, comparable digging work could be accomplished in a shorter time span, manned by only one … Continue reading

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The Advantage Of Straightforward Solutions in SharePoint

Named after an American cartoonist, engineer and inventor, a Rube Goldberg machine is an over-engineered system that performs a very simple task in a very complicated manner. These apparatuses have reached such popularity that there are the subject of annual … Continue reading

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Improve Employee Onboarding Processes With A SharePoint Custom Solution

An urban legend about alligators living in the sewers has persisted for decades. According to the story, families brought baby alligators home as pets after vacationing in Florida and while things were good at first, the alligators eventually became too … Continue reading

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Use Business Intelligence In SharePoint To Make Better Decisions

First introduced in 2002, the Roomba is a robot that knows where the walls in a house are, where the stairs begin, and which spots on the floor are dirtiest. The Roomba takes care of the menial chore of vacuuming, … Continue reading

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Increase Functionality By Integrating Other Technologies Into SharePoint

Recent research shows that the red wolf may be a hybrid species, a cross between the grey wolves and coyotes. With traits from both lineages, the red wolf is an old and resilient creature, with roots spanning back between 150,000 … Continue reading

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