ILTA’s volunteer base uses SharePoint Team Sites to collaborate on the many educational offerings provided to members, and ILTA’s vendor community relies on the technology to submit content, complete award applications and the like. ILTA also maintains an extensive speaker bureau database via SharePoint.
Per the agreement, ILTA will utilize the Handshake Toolkit to upgrade its SharePoint Team Sites and enhance the member experience when submitting, reviewing and understanding key data like the presentations for the annual conference, as well as feedback and reviews of those presentations by members. The Handshake Toolkit includes Handshake Software’s Relationship Framework; Handshake Content Designer and List Guru, a SharePoint list integration tool.
“We are extremely excited to be working with Handshake Software to enhance our SharePoint Team Sites and provide our volunteer leaders and the public enhanced collaboration and easy access to information like our awards applications, vendor sponsorship lottery forms and mini-focus group applications,”
Handshake will provide software, user training and extensive consulting services as part of ILTA’s Team Site upgrade partnership. The project is scheduled to kick-off in September and new ILTA SharePoint Team Site features and functionality should be available by late fall.
“We are thrilled to partner with ILTA whose members we have been working with on SharePoint-based portal and search projects for the past 15 years,” noted Douglas Horton, President and CEO of Handshake Software. “Anyone who collaborates with ILTA or submits ideas and topics for ILTA programs and content is bound to use SharePoint Team Sites so it is critical that we provide a user interface that is engaging and easy to use and functionality that enhances the overall experience.”
Clay Gibney, ILTA’s IT Director, is the project’s technology lead and will work hand-in-hand with the Handshake Software team led by Steve McHargue, Senior Technical Consultant and former large firm CIO.
The complete press release can be viewed here (http://www.handshakesoftware.com/