All Posts by - Jordan Richards

Most Confidential or not in Information Management Part 1

Posted by , February 9th, 2016

I’m sure everyone’s aware of the words ‘Most Confidential’ but in reality most organisations don’t actually give much thought beyond storing in a file share somewhere with the words ‘Most Confidential’ being part of the title.  I have seen this in massive enterprises. Its really a grey area even from a technical standpoint. And that’s […]

Titus SharePoint Security

Posted by , July 26th, 2015

Microsoft SharePoint is becoming a critical business platform for collaboration in all its forms – from Document and Records management – to Knowledge management and Information Management. It is simply growing beyond a document repository and becoming a information hub for a variety of critical business data. What this translates to in a security context […]

Importance of Software Testing

Posted by , March 20th, 2015

Yes I’m sure most people nod a head at this title, and even perhaps say ‘why are you telling us something we already know’. But lets be honest.. do you know that there are some methodologies and best practices behind this. Its not just a case of random. Or have a developer write a User […]

Self Service Business Application Delivery

Posted by , November 11th, 2014

One of the biggest benefits I have seen from implementations of SharePoint – is the notion of self service Business Application Delivery.

Enabling the Social Business Platform

Posted by , October 16th, 2013

Some thoughts on adoption of Enterprise Social Networking (ESN). Our friends at Microsoft have bought the best of breed Social Business platform (Yammer) and intend to tie it directly into their Enterprise Applications like SharePoint. Making it the major playing in the ESN marketplace.  You might be thinking $1.2 billion for what? What does it […]

Remote Storage and the Enterprise

Posted by , August 1st, 2013

A subject which keeps reoccurring in our technical circles is the notion of having us our stuff in the ‘cloud‘. Buzzword Bingo aside – what we are really talking about is Remote Storage and Outsourced Software as a Service (SaaS).  I will focus on outsourced Software as a Service (SaaS) including Azure and Amazon Web […]

Information Lifecycle Management (ILM)

Posted by , July 21st, 2013

Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) Buzzword Bingo or not? If you haven’t heard of Information Lifecycle Management before this is a quick overview and why I believe that it’s important in your business, why its needed, how it fits in and what it means to people working in the industry. Oil and Gas companies collect a […]

Minimal Download Strategy (MDS) In SharePoint 2013.

Posted by , February 6th, 2013

One of the nice features of SharePoint 2013 is the notion of Minimal Download Strategy (MDS).  If you think about the way the Enterprise Application Providers are pushing their global solutions in a SalesForce.com software as a service way (i.e. SharePoint Online and  Office 365). There are a few issues with this (I’m quite opinionated […]

SharePoint 2013 First Impressions

Posted by , January 4th, 2013

Over the July 21st weekend I managed to get the beta of SharePoint 2013 downloaded. Interesting times as I have been quite eager to see how it goes after the various what-if ideas postings around the net.  Most of the work I have been bought in to do for the last few years as been around […]

Knowledge Management and Birthday Presents

Posted by , October 11th, 2012

One of the things I want to discuss is the concept of Knowledge Management?  Yes! that generic catch all statement that techies dismiss as meaningless waffle and business process people find hard to give tangible benefits.  How do we actually show metrics on what has been gained from a knowledge stand point. Breaking it down. […]