Janet M. Nast-Carter (firstname.lastname@example.org) says, "When anyone [at our company] needs to collaborate with other departments on large projects, we use SharePoint" from Microsoft Corporation of Redmond, Wash. "This [online tool] allows us to upload as many files as needed regardless of the size.
It is designed to be a document storage and collaboration tool, and it does a great job with options to check out documents as well as version tracking."She
also notes that SharePoint is Web-based and, therefore, "has built-in security options so that you can specify who has access to which sites and to which document libraries within each site." Nast-Carter
says the best thing about SharePoint is its ease of use."It's very easy to learn.Therefore, most people can create a site on the fly in about one minute; ramp-up time for the basic features is about two hours, if that."
According to Nast-Carter
company's use of SharePoint includes approximately 100 users collaborating on projects in as many SharePoint sites."It's just a great tool for sharing information company-wide." She
is an IT and training development coordinator for The Ken Blanchard Companies
in San Diego, Calif.