Top U.S. SharePoint Influencers Discuss Productivity Opportunities and Challenges

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Analyst Dana Gardner Moderates Discussion, a proven enterprise mobile collaboration leader, today announced the availability of “Microsoft SharePoint at a Crossroads — Opportunities and Challenges for Users to Advance Their Productivity,” a podcast discussion featuring 2014 Top 25 SharePoint Influencers Christian Buckley, Joel Oleson and Laura Rogers. founder and CEO Yaacov Cohen also joined the discussion, which was moderated by industry analyst Dana Gardner as part of the Interarbor BriefingsDirect series. Listen to the full podcast here:

“Understanding SharePoint today means understanding what’s happening across the enterprise, including the rise of BYOD, enterprise social networks, the cloud and more,” noted Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions. “The number of changes occurring at the same time is staggering, and it takes bringing the top influencers together to get a holistic view of present and future enterprise content management trends.”

The discussion brought together three leading SharePoint influencers to analyze the rapidly transforming SharePoint landscape. The podcast discussion centers on:

  1. The value of SharePoint for secure mobile + cloud document sharing and collaboration
  2. Challenges for making the transition to the future of enterprise collaboration and productivity
  3. How Office 365 intersects with SharePoint to create higher value
  4. The impact of social and mobile features on collaboration strategies
  5. The influencers’ take on Microsoft’s future direction and vision for SharePoint/Office 365


“With social and mobile-enabled workers changing the enterprise dynamic faster than ever before, discussing the future of enterprise collaboration and content management is essential,” said Yaacov Cohen, founder and CEO of “SharePoint and Office 365 are transforming to meet new end-user needs, and I’m excited to lead the exploratory discussion with top influencers in the space.”

Listen to the full podcast or download the transcript.

Building on its SharePoint influencer initiative, recently announced the 2014 European Top 25 SharePoint Influencers at the European SharePoint Conference on May 7th in Barcelona. See the full list here!


About BriefingsDirect BriefingsDirect is an 8-year-old ongoing podcast series hosted by Dana Gardner, principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions. The podcasts examine IT trends and analysis that impact software strategists to provide insights and better outcomes on enterprise software, cloud computing, big data analytics, and mobile convergence.

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