As you may have heard, this year, Kiefer Consulting is celebrating being in business for 30 years. Yes. That’s right. 30 years!Read More
As the Nintex xchange conference kicks off this week, we wanted to write a blog that highlights how Kiefer is working with clients to improve critical business workflows in state and local government (SLG).
Focus on the Features: Move SharePoint and OneDrive files in Office 365 and keep metadata and version history.
Our Focus on the Features blog highlights exciting features in the Microsoft Office 365 applications that you use every day. You may not realize that these features exist, so these blogs will hopefully shine some light on the capabilities that enable you to do more with Office 365.
When an organization is new to SharePoint or has upgraded to a more recent version, the changes can be daunting, or even jarring for some users at first but it doesn’t have to be. With the right planning and understanding, we can make this transition much more seamless while teaching our colleagues how and why these changes benefit everyone.
If you follow the Kiefer blog, you might have noticed that we spend a lot of time writing about the benefits of automation and the value of streamlining business workflows. Our team has experience with a wide range of tools to help organizations save time and effort and bring consistency and efficiency to tasks that are performed on a regular basis. This blog covers a few of the tools you might consider when you are looking to build SharePoint workflows.
Let’s start here… Imagine a large array of gears. Each gear is representative of a process that is critical to your business. If one of those gears moves a little slower than the others, your entire system may be affected. So what is a business/business unit to do if there are processes that are negatively impacting the business? What is one to do if one of the gears in the array is moving slowly? How can a leader of a business unit identify the most inefficient processes and improve business operations?
We have worked with a number of clients that were hoping to take a critical business process and optimize or automate the process. Their goal was either to reduce the amount of time it took to complete the process or free up resources. Sometimes, these initiatives fail.Read More
SharePoint Architect Roles & Responsibilities in a Shifting Tide
For many IT professionals, building, supporting, and managing SharePoint infrastructure has become a full-time career, and as such, a dedicated role. However, if your SharePoint infrastructure is moving to a cloud-based solution, it may seem there is little room for growth in this niche, unless you plan on going to work for the cloud solution provider.
An organization’s intranet has the potential to be a valued resource for employees. It also can become the most underappreciated and underutilized resource that the organization has invested in. If you want to build a great intranet, you have to connect users to relevant and up-to-date content – quickly. If you are unable to deliver the desired information quickly, users will lose confidence in the intranet. Once users stop using the intranet, they’ll resort to using e-mail to locate and share information. This method is not only slow, but it also doesn’t guarantee that users are working with the most current and up to date information.