Data Techniques

SharePoint Online Intranet

Industry: IT Infrastructure

Data Techniques is a leading network infrastructure architect company who operate across the UK and are based in Hampshire, United Kingdom. They have delivered networking solutions to a vast number of sectors including retail, banking, and even central government.

Data Techniques needed a new SharePoint site to aid with their communication and collaboration due to the rise in people working remotely, not just at home but also at client sites. They divided the business up into departments and each department provided us with a specification of what they needed on their part of the SharePoint site.

THE BRIEF
THE SOLUTION

The SharePoint experts at Dolphin IT Solutions created a new SharePoint site collection for each department and grouped them together using SharePoint Hub Site functionality, making the navigation between each site collection seamless. The main landing page needed to roll up internal employee news which was achieved using the SharePoint News web part; the staff also needed to see a collection of Tweets from approved accounts such as BBC News. Normally you can do this using a Twitter List, but SharePoint does not provide any native support for this, so we built them a Twitter List web part using SPFx (SharePoint Framework).

Dolphin IT Solutions assisted each department with the creation of their Team Sites (these are a good option for collaboration – whereas Communication Sites are more known for their flexibility with how you can choose to present content) and the functionality within them. For some sites the developers at Dolphin IT Solutions set up automation using Microsoft Power Automate (née Microsoft Flow) to automatically create new folders when a new project commences within the business.

We then set up a clear, structured hierarchy within Azure Active Directory to easily setup the desired permissions on each area within the SharePoint Site.