London, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/21/2013 -- The Intranet Benchmarking Forum (IBF), the global leader in intranet best practice and thought leadership, is delighted to announce its latest SharePoint advanced knowledge and learning programme for members. In particular this will focus on the new release of SharePoint 2013.
The SharePoint Advanced Programme will feature online knowledge sharing sessions, in-depth research and the development of best practices for its members.
Over the past few years Microsoft SharePoint has emerged as the dominant platform in the intranet space. Our 2012 member survey indicated that just over 70% of IBF members have used either SharePoint 2007 or SharePoint 2010 in the past 12 months.
In response IBF has produced an ongoing programme of research and facilitated knowledge-sharing to allow members to gain rich insights into the critical success factors in implementing and managing SharePoint.
In the coming months IBF will be producing a major research report into navigating the new landscape of SharePoint 2013, focusing on good practices for intranet managers. This builds on IBF’s hugely popular reports for SharePoint 2007 and 2010.
IBF will also be holding a series of virtual and face-to-face knowledge exchanges which will focus on SharePoint 2013. The first, led by in-demand intranet expert Sam Marshall, took place at the end of January. This session highlighted the new features in SharePoint 2013, and also identified the questions from members which they wanted to see addressed in the SharePoint Advanced Programme.
Topics of interest included the strength of the new social features in SharePoint 2013, the possibilities of migrating straight from SharePoint 2007 to the new release, support for mobile, cloud vs. on-premise implementation, content management and search.
Face-to-face sessions take place throughout IBF’s calendar of member meetings, while online sessions are recorded and accessible through the company’s secure member extranet. IBF also regularly shares case studies and best practices through the extranet.
Elizabeth Marsh, Director of Research at IBF, said “A new release of SharePoint is a major event in the intranet world. It’s so important for intranet managers to keep abreast of developments to enable them to make critical decisions about upgrading or switching over to the new platform. I’m pleased that our SharePoint Advanced Programme will give IBF members a huge advantage in truly understanding the capabilities and challenges surrounding SharePoint 2013.”
Despite the emphasis on SharePoint 2013, IBF’s 2013 research programme, knowledge exchanges and member meetings produce leading insights and best practices which can be applied across all intranet platforms. IBF also features specific sessions relevant to other major platforms such as Jive and IBM Websphere / Connections.
IBF is strictly vendor-neutral.
For more information about the SharePoint Advanced Programme please contact Elizabeth Marsh, Director of Research.
About the Intranet Benchmarking Forum:
IBF is the world leader in intranet benchmarking, research and interaction, with offices in London and New York. Its 80 plus members are all Fortune 500 and equivalent organizations, including Amgen, AT&T, Avon, Citi, IKEA, Exxon Mobil, ING and Liberty Mutual.
Since 2002, IBF has been helping members maximize the effectiveness and value of their intranets through benchmarking, interaction and research. Only major companies and public-sector organizations are eligible to join. Members agree to strict confidentiality on joining.
Because IBF is independent of any technology vendor all benchmarking findings and recommendations are impartial.
IBF is part of the Digital Workplace Group.
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