A slow start

Love this item from Intranet Focus

regarding the implementation of SharePoint.

I had an initial meeting with our IT people yesterday on the implementation of SharePoint across our collaboration/knowledge sharing functions. The initial approach is to look at the metrics and value behind the current offerings. Maybe appropriate to start slowly – I doubt we will see a major impact internally until late 2010 – but really exciting at looking at how we can start connecting the various collaboration and knowledge tools we have.

My fear, speaking to other intranet folk who have implemented a new platform, will be anything and anyone associated with the old platform will be excluded, being seen as part of the problem, rather than using their skills and experiences to see how they have done the best with what they were given. Rather than a technical deployment it should be seen as a vehicle/platform for integrated collaboration. This vehicle takes trained drivers rather than mechanics. Interesting times ahead!

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