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Silver Spring, MD, USA -- SharePoint 2007 customers are increasingly turning to Microsoft partners to provide capabilities where the platform either lacks or underperforms, according to research undertaken by CMS Watch, a vendor-independent analyst firm that evaluates content technologies.
"After initially marketing SharePoint as a virtually omnipotent platform, Redmond is now emphasizing partner-oriented solutions," notes CMS Watch founder Tony Byrne. "On the whole, that's a good thing, but customers need to prepare themselves to deal with multiple vendors and solutions as part of their SharePoint architecture."
These findings come from CMS Watch's The SharePoint Report 2009, a 241-page evaluation of SharePoint from an enterprise perspective, assessing its suitability for nine different business scenarios and evaluating twenty-two software partner offerings across eight categories:
The report also found:
"We are witnessing the evolution of SharePoint from a product to a platform to an ecosystem," notes CMS Watch principal, Alan Pelz-Sharpe. "Enterprises investing in SharePoint need to develop a broader strategy that takes into account this wider, more complex landscape - and our goal is to help you do just that."
The SharePoint Report 2009 is available for purchase and download at /Reports/SharePoint/.
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