BaseCamp – September 2012 – SharePoint as a Business Critical Platform for your Organization

BaseCamp September 2012

SharePoint as a Business Critical Platform for your Organization


Line of Business systems that support structured decision making and business processes are often isolated and provide limited exposure across the organization. Leveraging SharePoint as the system of engagement for your line-of-business systems is one way to access the power of your legacy systems and the flexibility of the latest web based technologies to get more value out of both environments.

To achieve this level of business integration, you will need an organizational strategy that focuses on business needs. Summit 7 Systems offers a Roadmap and Strategy session for many Enterprise Content Management, Search, and Business Process Management platforms.  This services will provide your organization with a clearly defined route to a unified solution.


If your strategic initiatives include solving more potent and pressing business problems, and leveraging the full capabilities of the SharePoint platform or you would like to learn more, please Contact Us.


CRN Next-Gen 250Summit 7 Systems named to the CRN Next-Gen List for the Second Consecutive Year

The CRN Next-Gen 250 highlights up-and-coming Value Added Resellers and System Integrators that have recently entered the market with a smart and different approach to solution selling and integration.

"Being named to the CRN Next-Gen 250 list for the second year is a honor,” noted President and Managing Partner, Scott Edwards. “Summit 7 Systems’ mission is to deliver thoughtful and innovative business and technology solutions. This recognition from CRN is validation that our efforts are well focused."

The Next-Gen 250 list is a selection of solution providers who are zeroing in on lucrative and emerging technologies; among them cloud computing, mobility, unified communications, collaboration systems, business analytics and business intelligence. As an organization, Summit 7 Systems focuses on these technologies as key components of an overall business solution to help drive organizational performance.

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5 Steps for Constructing a Successful SharePoint Migration Plan

What makes a SharePoint migration success has absolutely nothing to do with SharePoint, but is a combination of planning and business analysis activities to ensure the right content is moved, it is all searchable, and your end users expectations are met. At the end of the day, a successful migration is about helping your end users to be more productive. This webcast will walk through five planning steps that will help ensure your plan, and your new SharePoint environment, will meet your business goals, including:

  • Define your business priorities
  • Rebuild your taxonomy
  • Map your sites/site collections to your revitalized information architecture
  • Establish clear and simple governance guidelines
  • Implement transparent change management

Come join Ben Curry (Summit 7 Systems) and Christian Buckley (Axceler), two of the most well-known voices on SharePoint migration, as they share planning best practices and their real-world experience to help you better prepare yourself and your team for your upcoming SharePoint migration.

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Roadmap and Strategy: Part 2 "Why is SharePoint Strategy Important?"

Ben Curry, Principal Architect and Managing Partner, delivers his second blog for aligning SharePoint platform strategy and business.

Is SharePoint a business critical platform for your organization? Why?

  •     Is it a front-end for a critical business process?
  •     Is it the BPM engine for a critical business process?
  •     Is it a content repository/silo for a business critical process?
  •     Does your CxO know SharePoint exists and use it regularly?

 If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions…then you’ve got BCSP (Business Critical SharePoint). It’s not a disease…it’s a different approach to implementing SharePoint. BCSP requires a structured and methodical approach to your technology platform.

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Measuring Mobile Engagement with Google Analytics

Designer, Andrew Boulton, uses Google Analytics to verify an improving mobile experience.

You listened to your audience and rallied to give them what they want: a simple, slick mobile optimized web site. But, has anyone noticed? Was it worth it? Google Analytics is one tool that can help us answer these questions pretty categorically.

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Speaking Engagements:


September 20
Rocket City SharePoint Users Group
Naomi Flanagan


September 27
5 Steps for Constructing a Successful SharePoint Migration Plan Webinar
Ben Curry


October 3
Five Ways to Prepare for SharePoint 2013 – Perform Inventory and Analysis Webinar
Jason Miller


October 16
KM World Enterprise Search Summit 2012
Ben Curry and Summit 7 Systems – Exhibitor


November 12-15
SharePoint Conference 2012
Summit 7 Systems – Exhibitor