Since its initial introduction, Microsoft SharePoint has significantly increased in popularity with organisations of all sizes. As a result, the number of online SharePoint resources has increased with many more companies using it for more than synchronising communication and collaboration.
SharePoint is a Microsoft application which serves as a back-end solution for bringing company employees and devices together. Up until recently, organisations of all sizes have been using SharePoint to increase coordination, collaboration, and agility within a company that has employees spread across different regions. With the rise in SharePoint popularity, more organisations are opting to use the platform for creating and managing their company website.
If you are unfamiliar with some of the ways other companies are using SharePoint to create and manage a website, here is a list of the top ten websites to provide you with an idea of how intuitive SharePoint can be when it comes to building a professional looking website.
1. AAR Association of American Railroads
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) is an organisation established in 1934 for the purpose of facilitating productivity and safety across the freight rail industry in the United States. The AAR establishes policies and sets standards, in addition to offering research and technology associated with the railroad industry. This ensures US freight railroads operate in the most efficient, safest, cost-effective, and environmentally sound way possible.
The AAR also produces and distributes a broad range of publications that assist freight professionals with different issues they face on a daily operational basis. The Association of American Railroads is an organisation that oversees a highly functional network that constantly offers new efficiency and safety innovations. The new innovations range from high tech operational facilities capable of managing rail traffic and capacity to new technologies that help to reduce the environmental footprint while simultaneously enhancing rail safety.
Vaisala is a 70 year old organisation that specialises in global industrial and environmental measurement. The company produces a wide variety of products that help to streamline measurement and observation projects in addition to offering meteorology services, controlled environments, and operations that are critical to weather conditions.
Vaisala was established by Professor Vilho Väisälä in 1930 when he discovered radiosonde operating principles which refers to a type of weather balloon. Since this time, the company expanded into more than one hundred countries and is considered to be a global leader in a variety of different measurement fields. Vaisala employs a staff of more than 1,500 workers with about 98 percent of production being distributed to more than one hundred locations throughout the world.
3. Stora Enso
Stora Enso is a company that specialises in producing paper, packaging, and forest products and distributing the products to organisations in the publishing and printing industry, as well as packaging companies, paper merchants, and construction companies. The company produces paper for books, magazines, and stationery in addition to producing wood and industrial packaging products.
Stora Enso develops new services and products that are primarily based on renewable materials such as wood and other natural resources. The purpose is to replace non-renewable materials with environmentally sound products such as biomaterials, fiber packaging, plantation pulp and other renewable materials. Stora Enso products facilitate a smaller carbon footprint while providing companies with products that fulfill different retailing needs using materials that are renewable.
JAS is an Italian company that was established in Milan more than thirty years ago. JAS started out as an airfreight service which focused on trade in Europe and the Far East for the fashion industry. Less than ten years after its inception, JAS added ocean freight service to its existing airfreight services.
Currently, JAS is considered to be a prominent airfreight forwarding service which has expanded to the United States from the Far East, Europe, and Italy. In early 2000, the company also expanded into the Middle East to provide industries and companies with improved freight services. JAS also deals with oil and energy projects and has launched improved delivery solutions, smarter tracking technologies while offering services to other vertical markets.
Waitomo is a major tourist destination in New Zealand due to its cultural history and tourist attractions. The word Waitomo consists of two parts which include Wai for water and tomo for hole or entrance. The entire word Waitomo essentially means a stream which flows into an entrance or hole in the ground.
Waitomo is known for its many waterfalls, rural landscape views, and green fields that spread across the countryside. The area is also renowned for its numerous Gloworm Caves with boat rides that allow you to explore 120 years of history and spectacular limestone formations. It stands as a major tourist destination as a result of its interesting history 30 million years ago when the area was completely submerged under the sea.
Currently, Waitomo marks a significant period in the natural history of New Zealand with numerous sights and attractions. For this reason, tourists are unable to see everything in one day and instead, often spread their visit across multiple days.
6. Taibah University
Taibah University is an educational institution established in 2003 and located in Medina, Saudi Arabia. The purpose of the university is to offer a quality education while reflecting on Islamic identity, coexisting with present variables and relying on a deep-rooted past. The university has been approved by the Council of Higher Education with a Royal Decree that integrates two campuses into one independent educational institution in Medina. The two campuses include King Abdul-Aziz University and King Muhammad Saud University which combined, make up Taibah University.
Taibah University seeks to consolidate academic research and the teaching process through the integration of a variety of different sciences, research programs, and advanced study. The university offers distance learning opportunities to meet the increased demand for higher education opportunities outside of the physical location of the Medina campus.
7. Australian Immigration
The Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection is an organisation that manages migration, contributes to border management and security practices, and protects refugees while participating in international human policy. During 2015, Australian Immigration and Border Protection will be consolidated with the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service.
Other key objectives for this organisation are to promote citizenship in Australia and to facilitate fair decision making for people that are leaving or entering the country. This helps to ensure immigration law compliance and maintains integrity when it comes to decisions on people entering or leaving Australia.
8. Fortius Sport and Health
Fortius Sport and Health is a Canadian-based company that specialises in helping athletes of all different levels identify and achieve goals. The company assists those playing a sport for the first time to advanced level athletes that are committed to living an active lifestyle. Fortius also reaches out to senior citizens that simply want to stay healthy and offers a variety of different programs for athletes at all levels.
Fortius has been an integrated athlete development organisation for more than one decade and educates athletes on the best practices in training, as well as sport and exercise medicine. The programs offered help athletes to identify gaps in their current system and take part in support systems to improve the overall health of Canadians.
This is achieved through collaboration of a group of like-minded people and professional organisations such as Resident Sport Partners and Resident Retail Partners that recognise the power of physical activity to improve lifestyles. Collaboration is also strengthened though key community, media and corporate partners.
9. Council of Healthcare Science
The CHS (Council of Healthcare Science) in Higher Education is based in London and is an organisation that represents the interests of the healthcare industry. CHS is designed to improve and uphold the standards for healthcare training and healthcare science education. This includes education in clinical psychology, life sciences, clinical engineering, and medical physics.
The Council of Healthcare Science team is comprised of academic healthcare science senior members. There are over 50 senior members associated with CHS. Additionally, there are two different special interest groups whose purpose is to effectively implement two different programs which include the Modernizing Scientific Careers program and the Practitioner Training Program Special Interest Group.
Sesame Bankhall Mortgage Processing (SBMP) is a financial organisation in the UK that assists mortgage advisors with processing their cases. In exchange for using their services, the advisor receives procuration compensation at a competitive rate. SBMP also helps advisors find appropriate solutions for their client’s specific mortgage needs and negotiates exclusive products for mortgage customers.
SBMP was established as joint venture participation through the Sesame Bankhall Group and the Melton Mowbray Building Society. Sesame Specialist Lending Services is a subsidiary of the Melton Mowbray Building Society and is also associated with Sesame Bankhall Mortgage Processing.
Why should I use SharePoint for my website?
The SharePoint websites we have discussed in this article represent only a small number of the professional looking and highly functional websites that can be created with SharePoint. Not only is the platform cost effective, the tools provide an easy way to manage web content, customer experience management, your social media presence, and build a highly engaging website. It also provides a single fully integrated platform that helps you to effectively tie your organisation together with the option to scale up or down at any time as your business needs change.
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