Significance of SharePoint 2013 in Providing Organization 2.0

Posted by Sophina Dillard on Saturday, 1 June 2013 0

The previous versions of Microsoft SharePoint were launched so that they could expedite content search via content web query, however there was a constraint to it as searches could not be found on site collections. Now the latest version, SharePoint 2013 by using third party connectors can easily index site content from various sources such as websites, file shares, lotus notes. SharePoint 2013 has been developed by Microsoft to build up a single warehouse or source of index. It provides single enterprise search center experience to the user preventing need to visit different applications to search similar information and hence saves time.Nowadays there is demand for enterprise application development as it helps various organizations to run a smooth setup.

In recent times many businesses have changed their approach from information centric to knowledge centric and SharePoint 2013 can offer a wide variety of features to support this shift. 

What is SharePoint 2013?     
SharePoint 2013 is actually a web application platform that is embedded with many functionality such as the web sites creation, Web 2.0 collaboration features e.g. wikis, reviews and blogs ratings. Its other features are enterprise content management, good search capability and also business intelligence reporting and analysis by Microsoft. As far as SharePoint 2013 technical viewpoint is considered it has many added features such as integration of external data and user interface widget development becomes very easy.

The collaborative behavior of Web 2.0 helped Amazon, eBay to gain popularity as shopping giants as they became pioneers with consumer reviews and ratings which helped their customers in buying products. Whereas this technology helped delicious to share bookmarks.

Emergence of Organization 2.0

The concept behind Organization 2.0 has emerged from Enterprise 2.0 with a major abstract shift as it tends to move business from a traditional position of being knowledge centric to people centric. It mainly consists of information, people, technologies which result in actual execution. These elements when combined together make the organization people more engrossed.

With the new range of SharePoint 2013 employees can now very easily use a new set up through the MySite area where the profiles for user can be saved and employees can hence be tracked and contacted for any input. There is provision for employees to store content in My content section and hence can very well keep track of published content through My Newsfeeds area in the Profile section.

The core aim of being an Organization 2.0 is to facilitate free information sharing and collaboration by employees within the organization. This is also meant to maintain focus on business objectives and tactics.

How SharePoint 2013 Helped Organization 2.0?

Organization 2.0 simply does not mean that the traditional knowledge structures have been removed. Here SharePoint provides following features to support information creation, access and use.

Content Management: It helps to control the web content in images or textual form to control templates.
Document Management: It helps in managing documents very easily and also facilitates collaboration among multiple document files and hence reduces confusion and duplication.
Records Management: It provides enterprise level capability by managing all digital content in order to accommodate various formal and regulatory requirements to make platform more people centered. 

The e-Discovery feature can easily retain and identify information for future investigation

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