SharePoint is transforming an industry. Seriously! Until a few months ago, I didn't really understand what it was and how to use it.
Fast forward a few months and I can confidently deploy a SharePoint environment and go through some basic configurations and some advance level. Yet, this post is not to educate you on how to deploy SharePoint, yet it is aimed at pointing out the business benefits of deploying such an environment (if done properly).
So, what is SharePoint? This question has evolved so much over the years that it has become almost pointless trying to make your own meaning of this question. So here is an answer from Wikipedia. "SharePoint is a web application framework and platform developed by Microsoft. First launched in 2001, SharePoint integrates intranet, content management, and document management, but recent versions have broader capabilities."
Even on the Microsoft website, SharePoint is described as a tool to help organise, collaborate and share. From my understanding, the product does all of this and more. Now that you know what SharePoint is, let us talk about how SharePoint can help transform your business.
One popular misconception is that SharePoint is only for big businesses and teams, I have found out that this is not usually the case. SharePoint is for all teams and all businesses of all industries and size. The devil is in the implementation.