A SharePoint Site Collection has disappeared or been deleted, how do I restore it?

sharepoint, SharePoint Administration
So you come in of a morning and you have a whole host of e-mails from users complaining that content isn't working for them. You visit the main page, no issues, but then you go to visit a site in another collection... and you receive a dreaded 404 error: This error (HTTP 404 Not Found) means that Internet Explorer was able to connect to the website, but the page you wanted was not found. It’s possible that the webpage is temporarily unavailable. Alternatively, the website might have changed or removed the webpage. Checking the recycle bin shows that the web is still active, and so it appears that there's something wrong with the Site Collection. Although not present in the front end thankfully there's a cmdlet to allow you to…
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Five Problems Information Management Solves

Enterprise Content Management, Information Management, sharepoint
What are the problems that enterprise information management (EIM) can help solve? The main benefit of enterprise information management is the creation of a systematic and responsive management of data organization with heightened power for the creation of information, expression, delivery, and utilization for various organizations. EIM can supply and maintain information of an enterprise business in a way that is protected, easily accessed, significant, precise and convenient. EIM can also supply advantages in the following aspects: Management of Information Improved success of data utilized for business planning and execution via: A unified, cross-program perspective of subject areas or data domains for the enterprise. A complete view of the life-cycle of enterprise data that backs up strategies for business and a more intensive understanding of these areas of expertise and…
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The Benefits of Effective Information Management

Enterprise Content Management, Information Management, sharepoint
Effective information management The quality, consistency and accuracy of your data can be leveraged to make correct business decisions. IM sets the framework by which data is used because it: The quality, consistency and accuracy of your data can be improved to make appropriate business decisions. IM prepares the framework by which data is used because it: Attends to the quality, uniformity and replication of information. Supplies a secured view of data from numerous systems. Restores data according to business needs. Elucidates clear standards around how data is received and managed. Constructs standards around data ownership. Addresses observance and IP retention by systematizing standards for information manipulation and delivery. Information Management intensifies process organization and output The effect of technology has been many contrasting information management systems. Today’s requirement is…
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Understanding Information Management

Enterprise Content Management, Information Management, sharepoint
As defined on Wikipedia, Information management or IM is the ...collection and management of information from one or more sources and the distribution of that information to one or more audiences. This sometimes involves those who have a stake in, or a right to that information. Management means the organization of and control over the planning, structure and organization, controlling, processing, evaluating and reporting of information activities in order to meet client objectives and to enable corporate functions in the delivery of information... Codingo agrees with the definition from the website. Information, as we all know, includes both electronic and physical information. The organizational structure must have the capability to manage the information throughout the life cycle of information, without any regards to the source or format (data, paper documents,…
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