SharePoint 2010 Sees Continued Traction as Enterprise Records Management Platform

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Rapid Adoption Supported by Record Participation in Colligo Networks’ Webinar

“The response from large enterprises highlights the rapid adoption of SharePoint 2010 for records management, of which email records management is a critical component,” said Barry Jinks, CEO, Colligo Networks.

The growing interest in SharePoint 2010 as a platform for records management in large enterprises was confirmed last week with Colligo Networks’ record-setting webinar, “Unleashing SharePoint 2010 for Records Management, Governance and Compliance.” Nearly 3000 SharePoint professionals participated in the event, the largest number for any SharePoint webinar to date.

In the webinar, Ryan Duguid, Microsoft’s Senior Product Manager for SharePoint ECM and Compliance, explored the extensive records management (RM) capabilities of SharePoint 2010. He was joined by Art Bellis, VP Sales and Marketing, GimmalSoft, who reviewed the role of DoD 5015.2-compliance in an enterprise RM strategy, and Trevor Dyck, Director, Product Management, Colligo Networks, who explained the importance of managing corporate email as records. The webinar is available to view on–demand now at: http://www.colligo.com/webinars/recordsmanagement/.

A survey of webinar participants revealed:

  •     Using SharePoint 2010 for records management shows significant traction in large enterprises, with nearly half of all webinar participants representing organizations of over 1000 employees.
  •     Records management is the primary business driver for enterprises over 1000 employees that deploy SharePoint, followed by document management and collaboration.
  •     Nearly half of all participants held IT/Technical positions, suggesting that records management in SharePoint is still driven by an organization’s IT department.
  •     ¬The top industry represented in the webinar was government, followed closely by computer services and computer software.
  •     Participants from 86 countries confirm the global market reach that SharePoint has achieved.

“The response from large enterprises highlights the rapid adoption of SharePoint 2010 for records management, of which email records management is a critical component,” said Barry Jinks, CEO, Colligo Networks. “Important information previously stored in personal mail folders must now be recorded and retrievable to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and corporate policies. Colligo Contributor empowers the entire organization to solve the email records management challenge by letting them use the tools they know in familiar ways.”

Email Records Management in SharePoint 2010
Colligo Networks has published several case studies featuring companies using Colligo Contributor for email records management. These case studies are all available on the Colligo Resource Center at http://www.colligo.com/articles/resourcecenter.asp and include:

Microsoft Legal and Corporate Affairs (LCA)
Microsoft LCA manages email records with Colligo Contributor in order to drive compliance, facilitate retention policies, enable better enterprise search, and reduce ediscovery costs.

Webcor Builders
Leading contractor firm, Webcor Builders, implemented Colligo Contributor for email records management to ensure email findability during ediscovery initiatives, as well as to facilitate better collaboration across project teams.

Watson Wyatt Worldwide (now Towers Watson)
Global HR firm, Watson Wyatt Woldwide, chose Colligo Contributor to reduce risk and improve regulatory compliance through email records management, by standardizing the way its associates use, track, store, and dispose of emails.

Morris - Depew Associates
Engineering consulting firm, Morris-Depew, relies on Colligo Contributor to improve regulatory compliance, increase team collaboration, and simplify document management.
This webinar is the most recent in a series of SharePoint 2010-related webinars featuring Microsoft speakers that has reached over 13,000 SharePoint, enterprise content management, and records management professionals worldwide. Previous SharePoint 2010 webinars can be viewed at the Colligo Resource Center.

About Colligo Contributor Pro
Colligo Contributor is the complete email and document management suite for Microsoft SharePoint. With Colligo Contributor, tagging, storing, finding, and sharing essential content in SharePoint is as easy as dragging an email to a folder in Outlook, or filing a document in Windows Explorer. 30-day trials of Colligo Contributor are available at http://www.colligo.com/try. Volume pricing and other enquiries can be directed to sales(at)colligo(dot)com.

About Colligo Networks
Colligo Networks is the leader in email and document management solutions for Microsoft SharePoint. Enterprises that use SharePoint rely on the Colligo Contributor suite to improve collaboration, increase productivity, and mitigate corporate risk. Featuring seamless integration with Microsoft Outlook and Windows Explorer, Colligo Contributor drives user adoption by making it easy to tag, find, store, and share SharePoint content in familiar ways, even when offline. Colligo Contributor is used by over 4000 organizations in 55 countries, with Global 500 customers including Microsoft, Kraft Foods, General Motors, and Siemens. Colligo Networks is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. For more information, please visit http://www.colligo.com.

Colligo is a trademark of Colligo Networks, Inc. All other corporate names and / or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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