Entries by Oliver Wirkus

Information Barriers for Office 365: Enhancing Control over Communications

Employees are the source of corporate information. They constantly create documents and data records, generating gigabytes of corporate information every single day. And this corporate information needs to be protected. Many organizations trust Office 365 and SharePoint Online as a secure platform to run their corporate intranet. This puts some pressure on Office 365 to ensure that sensitive corporate information is not just […]

From Document Management to Knowledge Management: How AI is Changing the SharePoint Landscape

Towards the end of 2019, Microsoft announced it’s first new service since the launch of Microsoft Teams: Project Cortex. This new initiative has the potential of becoming a game-changer in how we contextualize corporate content. Most notably, Project Cortex focuses on creating Knowledge Networks that will help organizations enable true Knowledge Management across the enterprise. […]

User Adoption Matters – How to Succeed with Your Office 365 Rollout 

For most organizations, the step towards the cloud (Office 365 and SharePoint Online) is a significant step not only for the organization, but the entire staff as well. As a consultant, I realize this every time I assist organizations with migrating from file-shares to SharePoint Online. Quite often, organizations manage this transformation by augmenting a SharePoint Online rollout with user training. Unfortunately, activities that are proven to drive user adoption, such as internal user adoption campaigns and proper change management, sometimes take the backseat – much to the detriment of the staff. In this article, I’ll discuss how including them in your Office 365 or SharePoint Online rollout can drastically increase the user adoption rate.