Social Business transformation
Came across SharePoint expert, Michael Sampsons blog comments on Thomas Vander's article: http://currents.michaelsampson.net/2009/03/response-to-sharepoint-2007-gateway-drug-to-enterprise-social-tools.html
"If an organization has purchased and installed SharePoint without aproper technical due diligence about what it can do and can’t do in the“enterprise 2.0” or social computing area, it’s not Microsoft’s fault."
"Microsoft’s marketing has outstripped the technical functionality ofSharePoint for collaboration and social computing. No doubt about it."
Michael has this 7 pillar framework: "See my 7 Pillars framework for more, and then read the front page of SharePoint 7 Pillars, which concludes that SharePoint fails 6 and passes 1 of the pillars"
- Pillar 1 ... Shared Access to Team Data
- Pillar 2 ... Location-Independent Access to Team Data, People and Applications
- Pillar 3 ... Real-Time Joint Editing and Review
- Pillar 4 ... Coordinate Schedules with Team Aware Scheduling Software
- Pillar 5 ... Build Social Engagement through Presence, Blogs and IM
- Pillar 6 ... Enterprise Action Management
- Pillar 7 ... Broaden the Network through Automatic Discovery Services
Well, reminds me about the Enterprise 2.0 shoot out in Boston last year: http://mikeg.typepad.com/perceptions/2008/06/e20-conference.html
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According to Michael Sampson's blog (http://www.michaelsampson.net/2007/07/mark-bennett-on.html ) a Lotus Notes 5 customer in New Zealand is planning a roll-out of Notes 8."All of the Domino Servers run on Linux, and they are considering the roll-out of some Linux desktops. In terms of Notes 8, Mark says, "What exactly do our people need beyond Notes 8, the inbuilt productivity editors, and a browser?" In other words, Notes 8 paves the way for a move away from both a Windows desktop and Microsoft Office."
See also the IBM web page discussing the IBM open client solution on Linux: http://www.ibm.com/lotus/openclient[Read More]
Very interesting article by Michael Vizard - Microsoft's SMB Dominance is under threat! http://www.extremerfid.com/article/Microsofts+SMB+Dominance+Is+Under+Threat/182141_1.aspx
"But a curious thing is starting to take shape in the SMB market as the loyalty to Microsoft among ISVs in this space becomes increasingly strained. The process that drove a wedge in that loyalty was Microsoft's decision to acquire a number of companies and begin aggressively marketing applications targeting the midmarket space. This naturally set ISVs on edge, with many of them shifting their stance from being pro to neutral about Microsoft to being neutral or against.
The reason solution providers need to pay attention to what's happening in the ISV community is that about one-third of all infrastructure is sold at the time of application deployment. Given that, the influence that ISV exerts on what infrastructure is chosen by the customer is immense. And what solution providers are going to see a lot more of is ISVs trying to push their customers toward Linux and open source.
.... ISVs will exercise enough clout with their customers to require more solution providers to have a deeper knowledge of all things open source. That may come with some additional cost for solution providers, but the days when a solution provider can focus on exclusively one platform in the SMB space appear to be coming to a close."
So, if you are a Microsoft ISV or solution provider or systems integrator or any other type of business partner, you got to check this out: http://www.ibm.com/lotus/abetterway ![Read More]