SPTechCon was yet again four exciting days of top SharePoint MVP and expert speakers, 80 classes and tutorials, exciting new vendor displays, and panels focused on changes in SharePoint. The team from CardioLog Analytics was excited to touch down in the Lone Star State and have an opportunity to learn and network with some of the fastest SharePoint minds in the community.
The CardioLog Analytics team at SpTechCon Austin 2015
SPTechCon 2015 Takeaways:
- SharePoint User Adoption is still a challenge many organizations face
Just because an organization has deployed SharePoint, and its employees have signed up for the portal, doesn’t necessarily mean that the portal is being utilized to its full potential. Many organizations invest large amounts of time and money into deploying and maintaining their portals, so it’s important that the users are gaining the most from them. User adoption is key for ensuring that the ROI of the portal is being actualized. Analytics are an important method for measuring adoption, and thus determining what steps should be taken to improve user engagement and adoption levels.
- SharePoint Decision Makers are at a Crossroad: On Prem V. Cloud
Many organizations now are facing a crossroad they may not have foreseen. To remain with an on-premises solution, or to migrate to the cloud with SharePoint Online. Although many organizations are still sticking to their guns, and remaining with their on-premises solution, many have taken on a new perspective when it comes to migrating to the cloud. Analytics are key for planning, testing, and implementing the appropriate tools for the Migration process.
- Social is still buzzing
Integrating Social into the Enterprise is becoming not just trendy, but necessary to many organizational decision makers. They have indeed began gaining enthusiasm regarding Yammer, SharePoint Social, Sitrion, and other platforms. By generating reports for Enterprise Social Networks, organizations can gain the upper hand in knowing exactly what’s going on within their platforms. The overall user experience within the social platform can be enriched with the use of analytics, and can help organizations reach their platform goals.
The event itself was a great way to prepare for the Microsoft Ignite Conference that we will attend this May in Chicago.