Here’s another alert. The gang down at Gartner released their ‘Magic Quadrant’ report for Enterprise Content Management a few weeks ago. It has some interesting things to say about SharePoint. It places SharePoint in the ‘Leaders’ quadrant, saying it has at least basic capabilities in all six of the core ECM functional components it tests for. The report says Microsoft has driven the most change of any vendors in the ECM space over the last year and a half.
Gartner suggests using SharePoint for mass deployment while adopting one of the big ECM solutions for high-end processes may be a good strategy for the next few years. Something I don’t necessarily disagree with. They also suggest customers may want to review how SharePoint is performing over time, evaluate future releases and determine whether a continued strategy of coexistence with another solution is still the best strategy. This is something I’ve already discussed in earlier posts.
The report touches briefly on SharePoint records management. Gartner believes SharePoint has made progress on records management, but still has some ‘maturing’ to do.
If you have trouble sleeping anytime in the near future, you can read the whole report here: http://www.mediaproducts.gartner.com/reprints/microsoft/vol6/article3/article3.html.