What could stop SharePoint December 8, 2008Posted by Lee Dallas in Content Management.
Tags: CMS, Collaboration, ECM, IBM, MOSS, SharePoint
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Considering the recent track record, it’s hard to imagine what could stand in the way of SharePoint gaining CMS market dominance over the next few years. Until you consider this announcement. One reason SharePoint is gaining acceptance is because of its close ties to the authoring tools. Everyone generally agrees it is less than it could be from an ECM feature perspective. Yet MicroSoft’s absolute dominance of the corporate desktop combined with the prevalence of MS Office applications fast tracks SharePoint to the head of the agenda in any CMS discussion.
But what if you weren’t running an MS environment. Then they have to compete on real cost of ownership and features. Is the MOSS story nearly as compelling if you have to go out of your way to make it work with something other than Office for document creation?
Corporations will be hesitant to drop huge amounts of money into desktop upgrades in the coming years and the prospect of dumping a CAL for a supported open source alternative backed by Big Blue is right in today’s cost conscious CIO’s wheelhouse. Without this key competitive advantage the battle for collaborative content mangement is a very different game.
Will Participation in Web2.0 be Free? June 12, 2008Posted by Marko Sillanpää in Content Management.
Tags: AOL, Collaboration, Web 2.0
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I was talking to a friend today that got a notice in the mail about joining a class action lawsuit against AOL. Back in the 90′s my friend had become a “Community Leader” for AOL. In this role it was his job to monitor a discussion boards and offer technical support to other users. Now some of these volunteers are saying they should be paid just like employees.
As I’m listening to him, I suddenly feel myself inside a railway tunnel with a train headed my way. I realized that this little lawsuit could really change Web2.0.
Tags: clearspace, Collaboration, Documentum, EMC, jive software
I was one of about 30 people to be fortunate enough to attend one of the more interesting sessions at EMC World for Documentum. Interesting in that it was all about implementing Web 2.0 solutions on top of the platform. Fortunate enough in that, for some reason, the session was scheduled for the last session of the last day. This meant for east coasters like me taking a red-eye home after losing more money at the tables.
“Taking Advantage of Social Computing with Documentum” presented EMC’s architecture in a light that would use it’s libraries for that would allow vendors to develop WIKIs, BLOGs and 360 networks that take advantage of the platform. (more…)
Sharepoint’s Real Competition – Exchange April 4, 2008Posted by Lee Dallas in Content Management.
Tags: Collaboration, Documentum Client for Outlook, ECM, Exchange, Outlook, Portals, SharePoint
I am in my early forties and I am frightening close the 300 lbs – I’m not prone to giggle. When I read Shawn Shell’s post on CMSWatch about an internal debate at Microsoft about Shared Folders vs. Sharepoint I giggled like a school girl. An imagined exchange played out in my head peppered with grandiose terms like “synergy” and accusations of the one group against another not wanting to be “team players.” However entertaining the speculation may be, the future relationship between Exchange, Outlook and Sharepoint is far from certain. (more…)
eRoom Users Call to Action March 31, 2008Posted by Lee Dallas in Content Management.
Tags: Collaboration, Documentum, EMC, eRoom, SharePoint
I’d be kidding myself if I didn’t admit that Sharepoint will control most of the collaboration market space but there is need and profit in the rest of that pie chart. IBM is not backing away from collaboration but EMC’s lack of vocal support of eRoom, pandering to backend integration and promises for the delayed Rich Internet Client suggest that eRoom is doomed. It could be that the market has made it’s decision already but YOU the customer have the power to SAVE EROOM. (more…)
Tags: CMS, Collaboration, Documentum, ECM, EMC, GoogleSites, SharePoint