A month ago (May 2011), I started a new venture called ‘TrecStone’ - under which I’ll be doing consulting work, potentially adding other folks to the team down the road. As you may imagine, I’ll be spending a lot of time in the Microsoft SharePoint space. More specifically, I’ll be assisting organizations with their SharePoint platform strategy and utilization of out-of-the-box capabilities.
The short story is that many organizations start their SharePoint implementation with a specific project or goal in mind. Once that solution is in place however, efforts to expand use of the platform tend to fade. With much of the cost of SharePoint being up-front in hardware, software, training and customizations, it should be a priority for the business to make the most out of the platform they’ve already invested in. Yet, many times the enormous potential of the SharePoint platform remains unfulfilled. My passion is to help organizations better understand their business needs and how SharePoint’s out-of-the-box capabilities can be aligned with those needs.
I’m particularly excited about Office 365 entering the marketplace, as it will introduce new users and new use-cases while at the same time removing significant efforts to get started and manage server environments.
Check back to see how things evolve as we get ramped up: http://www.trecstone.com
Please let me know how I can help you or your organization!