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Executive Considerations for SharePoint 2013 – Reviewing for new expansion

SharePoint has been around for over 10 years, making the software a strong contender in the enterprise marketplace. It is the dominant software for creating organizational intranets with a recent survey indicating that around 50% of all intranets are developed using SharePoint

With the release of SharePoint 2013,  this market leader, which has historically been associated with intranet, content management and document management, flexes new strengths with  significantly broader capabilities. CIO magazine illuminates several core areas for executives to review when considering SharePoint 2013.


Better Business Intelligence, mobile and public website support writes Jonathan Hassell,  in his CIO article and talks about  a few of the SharePoint 2013 Highlights:

  • Enhanced business intelligence. Using SharePoint as a platform to expose business intelligence and big data reports with new expanded capabilities is a consideration for every business decision maker.  SharePoint and With Office 365, SharePoint offers enhanced security technologies, is easy to manage, and can be accessed from almost anywhere.

  • Your Web Presence opportunities for consistent branding strategies.

Keeping your corporate or company branding styles just  got easier.  “With SharePoint 2013, many  web designer with proficiency in HTML, CSS and JavaScript can in a short amount of time brand a SharePoint site and create a public-facing or internal site that looks good. Reducing  your internal support expense, as well as make it less costly to use SharePoint itself as a platform for public-facing websites.

  • Mobile Capabilities  The new release includes the capability to serve up pages to different devices (such as mobile phones and tablets) based on their characteristics. SharePoint 2013 also includes numerous features for search engine optimization (SEO), including XML based sitemaps, friendly URLs, SEO settings by different site collections rather than sites, and robots.txt support to define out of bounds areas for search engine crawlers.

To review modeling options business executives should utilize Microsoft resources in the   Microsoft System Center as well as consult with independent software vendors (ISVs) to build value-added solutions.  Read more on  New SharePoint Development Model Triggers Hopes, Questions.”   Jonathan Hassell.

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