This is the eleventh article in a series entitled: Data Management and Organizational Resilience. ASG is offering a series of blogs as well as a white paper that aggregates these blogs into one download, with the intent to make the case for data management and its correlation to the Organizational Resilience Management function.
The Value of Data Management Tools and a Proposed Solution
Understanding the cost of NOT being resilient leads the reader to an apparent conclusion, in order to understand the common operating picture we must have large amounts of information (data) which is easily understood, accessible, changeable, searchable, quantifiable, actionable, measureable, usable and recoverable. There is a suite of products from Microsoft that support all these attributes and more. Some you’ve been using for years like the Office Suite and Exchange Email. Combined with SharePoint, these familiar tools become extremely powerful. SharePoint provides a secured, accessible, central collaboration platform for document management and business activities. SharePoint can centralize enterprise data such as calendars, contacts, tasks and more. It provides data analysis and manipulation tools, enterprise search, all in a platform that can be easily modified and extended with new features as your business needs change. SharePoint can deliver on a variety of clients from laptops to smart phones. There is an ever expanding variety of 3rd party custom features and utilizes other industry forms of communications like RSS feeds and social media connections.