Managed site decommissioning helps organizations avoid problems with team or project sites that have been abandoned, superseded or outlived usefulness.
Nashville, Tenn. (PRWEB) September 13, 2012
SharePoint Solutions has added new site lifecycle management features to its highly acclaimed Site Provisioning & Governance Assistant(SPGA) SharePoint add-on. These new features allow SPGA users to easily define when a SharePoint site should be expired, closed and decommissioned.
SPGA provides companies with a simple and consistent method for creating and configuring new SharePoint 2010 sites.
“Site lifecycle management is the process of managing a SharePoint site from inception to the time when it either becomes obsolete or is deleted,” said Tony Bierman, managing director of SharePoint Solutions’ Commercial Software Division.
“Managed site decommissioning helps organizations avoid problems with team or project sites that have been abandoned, superseded or outlived usefulness,” he continued. “In other cases, decommissioning is the answer to growth that is negatively impacting the relevance of search results and making it more difficult for users to find content.”
According to Bierman, a company with many orphaned team and personal sites, as well as inactive document and meeting workspaces, may experience:
- Wasted time as employees struggle trying to find information
- Diminished usability as searching through abandoned sites produces less and less relevant search results
- Legal vulnerabilities due to outdated or inaccurate information
- Security threats
Often the “pain points” of these areas overlap, creating problems and disruptions across departments or entire divisions. Unless the lifecycle of sites is actively managed, companies face the prospect of accumulating SharePoint “ghost towns.”
“The only way to prevent this kind of unpleasant fallout is to anticipate and plan for a site’s expiration from the point of its creation,” Bierman said. “SPGA’s Lifecycle management features allows owners to do just that.”
For more information about the Lifecycle feature, visit: http://sharepointsolutions.com/SharePoint-Add-ons/2010-products/Pages/Sharepoint-Lifecycle-Management.aspx?productKey=SPGA2010
Based in Nashville, Tenn., SharePoint Solutions is a Microsoft Certified Partner and a nationwide leader in expert-led public classes on SharePoint products and technologies. The company’s software division professionally develops high-quality commercial add-ons for SharePoint. For more information about SharePoint Solutions, visit http://sharepointsolutions.com.