What Is SharePoint and How Do Businesses Use This App?

What Is SharePoint and How Do Businesses Use This App?

Microsoft’s SharePoint has been around for numerous years and is a multifaceted tool businesses use for a variety of reasons. The application is available in several different formats, depending upon your business needs and requirements as follows:

  • SharePoint Server
  • SharePoint Online
  • SharePoint Designer 2013
  • SharePoint Foundation
  • OneDrive for Business Sync

An interesting fact is that over 75% of Fortune 500 companies use SharePoint. However, these businesses use it for different things. It’s important to keep in mind SharePoint is not a single software application, but rather a single platform you can use to access several different types of programs. In addition, SharePoint is not typically installed in individual computers, but rather on the back-end side of networks to help link together all of your employees’ devices and computers.

Some of the more common ways business are using SharePoint are to:

  • Project collaboration within the same building or multiple locations.
  • Store documents securely, which can be accessed by anyone with the proper access.
  • Create a corporate extranet to provide information and access to content with vendors and business partners.
  • Set up a corporate intranet to provide employees and contractors with relevant employee communications.
  • Build and set up a company website on the internet.

As you can see, there are numerous ways to use SharePoint, which can be accessed from mobile devices and computers using virtual desktops and cloud computing. To learn more about virtual environments and cloud-based solutions for your business, contact the experts at CyberlinkASP today by calling (972) 262-5200.