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A research paper by Internet Research Group (IRG)

“SharePoint is now changing the world as only a successful Microsoft platform can because of Microsoft’s dominance of software markets. Any software vendor or system integrator with an adjacent offering needs to understand SharePoint and how SharePoint will disruptively change all of these markets,”

This report deconstructs SharePoint’s success, projects the impact and addresses the opportunities and issues of being part of a Microsoft-controlled ecosystem.

Vendors potentially impacted by SharePoint include: IBM (FileNet), EMC (Documentum) and Interwoven as well as all of the nascent Web 2.0 and collaboration ventures. SharePoint ecosystem vendors include AvePoint, Bamboo Solutions, Colligo Networks, CorasWorks, Neverfail Group, NextDocs, NextLab, NextPage, K2 and Quest Software.