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The Best Features for Mobile Users in Microsoft SharePoint 2016   no comments

Posted at 5:52 pm in IT service,IT Solutions

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Microsoft SharePoint 2016 has some interesting features that mobile users should definitely check out. These new features will be a welcome addition to the existing features that most of us already love. For users who prefer to customize sharepoint as per their needs, SharePoint customization becomes easier and more interesting with the new version. Here are some of them:

Better reporting analytics

Enterprise mobile users have come to love SharePoint’s enhanced reporting analytics. These reporting analytics are meant to offer the management team deeper insights into how users are accessing and using information that resides on the SharePoint sites they own. The information regarding mobile users that the enhanced reporting analytics will make available includes:

  • The activities they are involved in
  • The number of new people/organizations that are adopting SharePoint
  • SharePoint mobile users’ strong scenarios and those that don’t work

Armed with this information, business leaders can course correct in a way that would best serve the mobile users in their system. You should watch this trend carefully into 2017.

Responsive Browser Experience

Microsoft’s decision to add HTML5 has made it possible for mobile users to work using a device that has a responsive browser experience. This feature is a key development for every mobile user using SharePoint 2016 now and in the future.

Better governance

Mobile users have been interested in seeing improvements done to SharePoint governance. They want to an administrator to be able to limit access to certain SharePoint resources via the various mobile devices that people use at the workplace. Therefore, these users welcome with open arms the news that SharePoint 2016 would enable these functions. Adding various restrictions to users on mobile can also help enhance your enterprise security.

Improved integration of SharePoint Partners

The SharePoint platform today seamlessly integrates with the Microsoft partners’ ecosystem. With SharePoint having become an established leader in the intranet software space, the main growth areas have shifted from the platform to its partners. Programs like Choose Your Own Device (CYOD), enterprise mobility and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) represent the expected innovative points going forward.

The idea is to create an ecosystem that will support many different operating systems and mobile devices. The applications that will be used in SharePoint should be focused on fulfilling the needs of the consumer.

Microsoft is taking a hybrid approach to implementing SharePoint. This is in order to service all mobile users that are outside and inside the firewall. This approach also provides the company with the challenge it needs to be innovative in its attempt to deliver more features and improved functionality in the SharePoint platform.

As Microsoft looks into the future, is there something you would want considered for those SharePoint users on mobile? Add your thoughts and tell us what you are looking forward to seeing in the next version of Microsoft SharePoint.

Written by on October 21st, 2016

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IT Firm Mphasis Launches Digital Accessibility Practice   no comments

Posted at 7:26 pm in IT Solutions

Top IT Solutions Edmonton instigated its digital accessibility practice by appointing a Chief Accessibility Officer, Cristopher Broyles. As a pioneer in the IT industry, Mphasis prides itself as one of the first IT firms to build accessible technologies. With the appointment of Cristopher, the company is showing its intentions of growing rapidly in the industry. The Chief Accessibility Officer will spearhead the company’s internal digital accessibility processes and practices as well as training capabilities to educate customers especially those in the financial services vertical. The new appointee will also be responsible for developing and delivering accessible and customizable end-to-end solutions, which leverage strategic consulting, tool-agnostic intelligent, industry best practices and best-in-market experience.

Launches Digital Accessibility Practice

Mphasis Success in Accessibility

Already Mphasis boasts an incredibly strong history of advocacy as well as success in accessibility. The firm has once received the President’s Award for employment and inclusion of persons with disabilities and the NCPEDP-Shell Helen Keller Award. According to Mphasis, the lack of available assets translates to losing out on 20% regarding quality talent — more than 400 employees of the firm are with a disability.

What Does The New Appointee Bring To The Table?

Cristopher has 10+ years of extensive work in offering accessibility, both digital and physical, to guarantee optimal user experiences for every user, in state and federal government, industry and education. He joins the firm after serving in Perkins School for the Blind as the Acting Chief Accessibility. The school is one the most common and oldest schools for individuals that are visually impaired.

Cristopher’s federal experience entails working at the following;

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

In all the above state departments, Cristopher led 5-year department-wide web-accessibility remediation efforts that encompassed policy, marketing, education, and governance.Mphasis’s Senior Vice-President and Head of Digital, Yesh Subramanian said, “Given that 1 in 5 individuals will at one point in his or her life have a disability, it is highly crucial for all enterprises to adhere to the ADA (American with Disabilities Act). Digital accessibility is critical especially because of the growing list of digital assets.” He said that digital accessibility practice is important in the financial services realm where self-service is turning out to be central to the digital experience.

This is what Cristopher had to say regarding his appointment, “Joining Mphasis is truly an exciting opportunity. I have been a champion for accessibility across industries for many years. Throughout this time, I managed to implement sustainable and fruitful programs across a good number of vertical. However, providing digital accessibility to insurance, banking, wealth, and brokerage management is an individually dynamic space.”

About Mphasis

An HP enterprise company, Mphasis allows chosen clients to meet all the demands of a growing marketplace. The Economic Times most recently named Mphasis as the ‘Most Distinguished Digital Company in 2015.’ Additionally, the American Banker and BAI ranked Mphasis among the top FinTech companies. Mphasis has been able to achieve all these by combining cutting edge solutions with superior human capital in hyper-specialized areas. You can learn more about Mphasis by visiting

Written by on May 28th, 2016

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