Top 10 Reasons to Use SharePoint as a BCM Tool

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					                                 Waypoint Advisory
                            Business Continuity Solutions

SharePoint has become a ubiquitous platform for managing information of all types, including
documents and database information. As a result of its application development capability, the
SharePoint user population now exceeds 100 million and is growing fast, and from a Microsoft
perspective, SharePoint is at right near the top of the list of their strategic products. Many
organizations use SharePoint for help desk and call center management, personnel and resource
scheduling, asset management, compliance reporting, and a myriad of other applications
including its use as a replacement for traditional network shares/folders.

Recently, companies have taken a look at SharePoint as a platform for managing their BC/DR
information…after all, SharePoint is the de facto standard for managing documents and for many,
BC/DR means documents…emergency action plans, department/workgroup plans, technology
restoration procedures, policies, etc. BC/DR also means maintaining database information
pertinent to BC/DR…teams & roles, key employee lists, suppliers, application and server
inventories, etc. and database management is also part of the SharePoint repertoire.

SharePoint offers out-of-the-box functionality without the hassle of maintaining a custom-built
software system, with a highly intuitive interface pretty much eliminating the need for expensive
and extensive training…everyone can use SharePoint!

          Top 10 Reasons to Consider SharePoint as a BCM Tool
            1.   Deploy a holistic and collaborative approach to BC/DR management

            2.   Consolidate all business continuity/disaster recovery info in one place

            3.   Manage critical information in easy-to-use databases with full reporting

            4.   Effectively handle all documents without limits

            5.   Secure confidential information with numerous permission levels

            6.   Avoid extensive user training with the intuitive SharePoint interface

            7.   Collect subject matter expert information by way of surveys

            8.   Manage risk through proactive discussions and collaboration

            9.   Easily tailor the environment to your specific needs

            10. Dramatically reduce costs associated with a BCM tool

Thank you for attending today’s session, and it is hoped that you have been provided with the
necessary information required to make informed decisions about the use of SharePoint as a
platform to manage your BC/DR program.

                                     Questions and follow up

                                     Jeff Wagner, CBCP


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