“SALEM® is a framework and blueprint of 15 business service modules that provides enterprises with an entire logical and sequential SharePoint road map. This is followed by a sequence of additional, intensive strategic planning workshops and a complete strategic road map.” GARTNER SharePoint Landscape Report: Western Europe and North America 2012
Today, Morgan & Wolfe is unique in the SharePoint solution landscape in that not only do we deliver the only complete, enterprise-class SharePoint business solution – CBC®, but we also authored SALEM®, the original SharePoint business information framework which today underpins our entire SharePoint product line and is an independent global SharePoint certification programme (the Certified SALEM® Practitioner).
By defining an information architecture (IA) that underpins our products, our clients can be certain that there is an intrinsic logic and security to everything they do when engaging with CBC® solutions. We take away the pain by providing solutions that are built upon our independently-proven and endorsed, logical information architecture.
An Information architecture is ‘the structural design of shared information environments; the art and science of organizing and labelling websites, intranets, online communities and software to support usability and findability; and an emerging community of practice focused on bringing principles of design and architecture to the digital landscape. Typically, it involves a model or concept of information that is used and applied to activities which require explicit details of complex information systems.‘ (Copyright Wikipedia 2015).
Without an information architecture that has been independently tested time and time again an organisation has no proven map or governance to use to manage its information. Without an IA, a client may encourage information chaos and SharePoint sprawl over time.
There are some possibilities for basic SharePoint templated solutions, but there is only one choice when it comes to a complete, globally-tried and tested SharePoint information architecture – Morgan & Wolfe’s SALEM® architecture (Sequenced and Logical Enterprise Methodology™). To manage a business information lifecycle effectively, a fundamental understanding of the relationships and interactions between collaboration, content publication, information communication and external entity coalition communities and their activities is absolutely critical. Our CBC® solutions intrinsically contain all the SALEM® information architecture you need from day one making your life easier in managing organisational information effectively.