IT managers choosing SharePoint over WordPress
- 09 March, 2011 11:20
Despite an increase in popularity of WordPress, IT teams are still choosing to deploy SharePoint as an enterprise CMS, a local chief architect has claimed.
SSW (Superior Software for Windows) chief architect, Adam Cogan, told the audience at the Australian SharePoint Conference in Sydney that despite many companies being unable to deploy SharePoint without adding extras like comment functions and spam filters, it is still preferred by CEOs and CIOs.
“I have a lot of conversations with CEOs and CIOs about whether to go to SharePoint or not... so I want to talk about these types of conversations,” he said.
“SharePoint is a bit of a big beast and part of the reason it goes well is that it integrates quite well across a number of feature sets.
It’s often not best of breed at anything but holistically, it’s quite good.”
Cogan addressed a room of web developers and IT managers and said that while there are a large number of free or low-cost CMS options available, enterprises using Microsoft products will generally choose SharePoint.
“There’s a lot of competition out there... but companies still choose SharePoint,” he said. “... It doesn’t matter how good the other ones are, they don’t have Office integration.”
To successfully deploy SharePoint, Cogan said having a balanced IT team was vital.
“The problem when you approach a SharePoint project that doesn’t have much experience, you come across with way too much code to maintain due to a lack of guidance,” he said.
“I would typically say that you need architects, developers and designers”
Having an integrated team was also important, with Cogan saying that time is wasted if a CMS deployment isn’t based on collaboration amongst the IT team.
“One of the things we’ve experienced is that the designers and developers [should be] working together,” he said. “... there is a lot of burnt time if you decide to use teams that are responsible for [only] one part of that.”
Cogan’s talk comes as Marist College in Canberra last week shared its SharePoint success story, with ICT manager, Michael Plenty, saying the system was deployed within a matter of months.
Follow Lisa Banks on Twitter: @CapricaStar
Follow Computerworld Australia on Twitter: @ComputerworldAU
Join the CIO Australia group on LinkedIn. The group is open to CIOs, IT Directors, COOs, CTOs and senior IT managers.
- The SPARC Difference - Reduce Risks, Cut Costs, Power Innovation
- Choice and Control – Considerations for Developing Enterprise Cloud Strategies
- Industry Edge: Health & Life Sciences Edition
- Striking The Balance in Mobility: User Needs vs Security Concerns
- Tranzqual Improves User Experience for Mobile Workforce
Why change management doesn’t work
Larry Page wants to see your medical records
Dual-Persona Smartphones Not a BYOD Panacea
After two-year hiatus, EFF accepts bitcoin donations again
CIOs struggle to deliver timely mobile business apps: survey
Customer Success - Slater & Gordon Lawyers
Lawyers work hard, and they work fast. Any activity that takes their focus away from the task at hand represents lost productivity and lost revenue. Slater & Gordon Lawyers needed to filter spam and email-borne malware and provide high availability for email. Results from the business solution they chose include 250 hours of IT staff time reclaimed annually for other tasks, long delays in email delivery alleviated, reduced email-related storage costs, and email failover to the cloud in minutes, avoiding hours-long outages. Find out how they got these results.
The Big Data Security Analytics Era is Here
Large organisations can no longer rely on preventive security systems, point security tools, manual processes, and hardened configurations to protect them from targeted attacks and advanced malware. Henceforth, security management must be based upon continuous monitoring and data analysis for up‐to-the‐minute situational awareness and rapid data-driven security decisions. This means that large organisations have entered the era of big data security analytics. Learn more.
In Control at Layer 2: A Tectonic Shift in Network Security
Network hacking and corporate espionage are on the rise and set to intensify. Information security risks remain commonplace, and most organisations need to increase vigilance. This paper has analyses the realistic threats to fibre optic Ethernet networks – both at the LAN and WAN level. Read now.