SharePoint is Microsoft's fastest growing product ever. But is it an enterprise CMS?
SharePoint has enjoyed a kind of grassroots deployment model that has helped bring more organisations into the enterprise content management fold, and has made SharePoint Microsoft's fastest growing product ever. The problem is, many of the SharePoint implementations tend to be siloed and maintained at the department level.
This can make things tricky for an organisation who needs to be aware of what is happening with their corporate information for regulatory compliance reasons, or for those who just need easy access to all their data.
For their part, Microsoft has strongly encouraged a partner ecosystem that fills SharePoint's gaps. Partners like Open Text build integrated solutions to provide a richer content management experience without forcing users out of their comfort zone. Open Text, with development offices on the Microsoft campus in Richmond and it's premiere partner status, is committed to building better integration between its own and Microsoft's products - especially SharePoint. And Techtonics has invested in SharePoint training and development so that the ECM products we implement and support will work with SharePoint.