The requirements and expectations for today's websites have come a long way in recent years. Responsive design, multi-device targeting and a full-featured publishing platform that integrates with business data are key requirements. Our Content Management System of choice is Microsoft SharePoint, as it ticks all these boxes.
SharePoint on the Internet?
Whilst SharePoint is traditionally used inside the firewall its use as a public facing web platform has greatly increased in the last 3 years. Just take a look at topsharepoint.com to see examples of this. In fact this very website appeared at the top of topsharepoint.com's top rated websites built on SharePoint shortly after it's launch. The website below,
www.northampton.ac.uk is maintained by Fuse on SharePoint 2013 in Microsoft's Azure datacenters.
Larger organisations can reap many benefits by implementing SharePoint as their internet platform.
CMS Publishing System
Content Approval Process
Granular User Permissions
Powerful Search Functionality
Multiple Built-In Web Parts
Document and Image Management
Video and Media Management
Fully customisable using Master Pages, Page Layouts and CSS
Lists for data storage
InfoPath for rich forms
- Event / Calendar support
- Silverlight WebParts
- User Profiles and built-in Authentication
The key advantage of SharePoint is that it can be the one platform that companies can reuse across the organisation (think Intranet, Application Development, Collaboration, Social Enterprise, Dashboard Reporting etc.). This then enables cost saving on licences, infrastructure, and most importantly - training for both users and the support team, as well as tight integration between systems.
What Can Fuse Do?
Whether or not you already have SharePoint installed we can take your website wish list and turn it into reality. Choose your features and we can guide you to the most cost effective solution. We have the development expertise to customise the site exactly how you need it. We can even host the site for you.
Get in touch with our technical team to start discussions on how we bring you the online presence needed to stay ahead of the competition.