Make Metadata Shine

You might have noticed how people in different regions or countries refer to an item by different names.  A handheld light might be called a “flashlight” by an American and a “torch” by someone in the British Commonwealth.  SharePoint can … Read More

Site & Library Consolidation

I recently had yet another client who had used SharePoint like a filing cabinet inserting folders for every category imaginable and new libraries for anything with slightly different metadata (columns). They even created subsites to keep it all separate! They … Read More

Phases of Work

Phase I – Process analysis We analyze your business processes and look for ways to automate it and incorporate it in the SharePoint Collaboration system. This includes controlled access, workflows, archiving, policies, email access, reporting, dashboards, etc. Phase II – … Read More

Using Document Sets instead of Folders

Folders have issues in SharePoint.  Not only do they require clicks to drill down, but they make migration to new versions of SharePoint difficult and expensive in hours required to migrate them.  Plus they make administration & reporting ​more difficult. … Read More

Are You Using Office 365 for Greatest ROI?

Facebook recently  turned the $141 billion data-center computer-hardware industry on its head. Julie Bort described it well when she wrote in Business Insider: “Facebook’s extraordinary Open Compute Project is doing for hardware what Linux, Android, and many other popular products did for … Read More

Site and library consolidation improves efficiency

I recently had yet another client who had used SharePoint like a filing cabinet.  They wanted me to migrate everything to their new Office 365 site.  The mess I found was disheartening.  Around 180 subsites were created as the client created … Read More

Odd-Even year roller coaster

Well, 2016 has stuck to the odd-even year roller coaster with revenue dropping 80% to it’s lowest level in 13 years. Already 2017 is on pace to be the highest grossing year in my history with several contracts signed. The … Read More

2017 Outlook

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2017. The economic signs are all pointing to a year of growth, for business & IT is particular, but especially in SharePoint as the shortage of expertise grows more acute. The perception of businesses that … Read More

Robots and Displaced Workers – a suggested solution

I have been reading an increasing number of stories about the advances in robotics. From service jobs at McDonalds to assembly line work to chatbots. While some believe that new jobs will be created I cannot see enough jobs for … Read More

Dynamics 365 for Marketing

I am very pleased to annouce a new addition to the Caladan team! A specialist in Dynamics 365! This is a difficult skill to find and they are not cheap! As you may know, Dynamics 365 unifies CRM and ERP … Read More