Recently came across a pretty interesting analysis published on Microsoft Press by Forrester Research Inc. The report is focused towards to Information and Knowledge Management Professionals and provides an insight into Collaboration Platforms for Q3 2009.
What I found worth talking about was that many of the products that were reviewed had much later version release date to that of SharePoint 2007 (Nov 2006) and still SharePoint exceeds their market share in content offering and strategy.
Also worth noting was that many vendors are entering the market of Collaborative Platforms from different avenues. Some traditional collaboration, while others from social networking (the new breed) and others content generators. So could be a pretty decent business offering if you can combine them into your fully fledged collaborative solution roadmap.
With IBM and Microsoft in the lead - it really boils down to Microsoft being the leader on strategy and very close to IBM leading on Content Offering for Q3 2009 - thats according to Forrester. So at this stage and less than a few months away from SharePoint 2010 hitting RTM - this only paints a picture of what we should expect this report to provide this time next year.
Cant wait! :-)
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