SharePoint’s been around now for over a decade, and its community of users may still scratch their heads at what it really is, what is does and how to access its multitude of features.
For sure, it’s a content management system that harbors sharepoint content security concerns; others may accept SharePoint in the context of a development framework. And, yes, its collaborative nature is the backbone of the platform, notes Brien Posey in his Redmond.com article, “Working Together: Integrating Microsoft Office with SharePoint 2013.”
More importantly, SharePoint’s development has emerged to the point where it supports the widespread notion that we are adopting a more “people focused” role in Organization 2.0; this, versus being steeped in “information or knowledge centered,” as Chris Daily points out in his post on CMS Wire, “Delivering Organization 2.0 with SharePoint 2013.”
When it comes to sharepoint security, Daily notes that the platform is working on “two levels:”
“The security...supports access...on two levels. Single users relates to individual ...access while the concept of groups supports departments or temporary project team members linking up together, establishing relationships and ultimately adding value to the business... Audiences are pre-defined groups that can be set up based on a number of factors including attribute values.”
One important element lies within the e-Discovery feature: It can support retention as well as identifying information for future scrutiny.
Still, as Daily points out, areas of “security (and) confidentiality” can inhibit users from sharing information; as such, Organization 2.0 exists with no Gold Standard of inhibiting access within the SharePoint universe. Employees create wikis and blogs and offer content they recommend to allow other employees to tag and follow.