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16 Aug

The secret of success with enterprise social networks

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Enterprise social networks (ESN) first started to gain currency in the late noughties. In 2010, Gartner, the analyst, predicted that “by 2014, social networking services will replace e-mail as the primary vehicle for interpersonal communications for 20 percent of business users.” More recently, McKinsey, another analyst found that almost 70% of corporates have enterprise social […]

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15 Aug

Lightning Tools & Skybow Technology Alliance

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Lightning Tools is delighted to announce the technology alliance with Skybow. The Skybow products are a great addition to any SharePoint investment allowing your organization to extend the capabilities of SharePoint to meet the needs of your business. Available individually, or as a solution builder, the Skybow tools consist of: Theme Designer Build out your […]

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9 Aug

Monitor your SharePoint add-ins with an approval policy

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It’s predicted there will be over 5 billion phone users (5.07bn) by 2019, accounting for around 67% of the world population (7.52bn). And on practically every one of those phones will be a multitude of apps. There are currently 2.8 billion and 2.2 billion apps on the Google Play and Apple App Stores, respectively. But […]

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2 Aug

Are you making the most of your SharePoint extensions?

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There’s no doubt that one of the biggest draws to SharePoint comes from the flexibility of the platform. This flexibility comes in many forms: internal customisations can be applied to improve out-of-the-box SharePoint features, external data can be can be brought in from outside applications and databases, and companies have the option of either on-premises […]

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27 Jul

The benefits of decentralised access permissions management

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Your IT department is responsible for the security of the various IT platforms and solutions that your organisation uses every day. This, on the surface, is logical, as your IT team are experts with these platforms and, in many cases, they understand the mechanics and internal infrastructure: how they are coded, built, customised, etc. It […]

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27 Jun

3 simple steps to break down enterprise data silos

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There’s a huge amount of hype surrounding the potential of data analytics today. Big Data tools can crunch through thousands of rows of data and help you discover patterns you’d never have otherwise noticed. However, for many organisations, the ability to gain value from the information they hold is hamstrung by an enormous and sometimes […]

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9 Jun

How to manage SharePoint permissions in bulk to save time

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SharePoint permissions provide key functionality to your business, helping you define ‘who can see what’ when it comes to important, sensitive and valuable documents. As such, SharePoint permissions play a large role in the life of a SharePoint administrator or Site owner. Permissions aren’t limited to just documents, though. Permissions apply to any SharePoint ‘object’—which […]

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