Wednesday, October 28, 2009

As of 2009, more than half of the best corporate intranets are based on SharePoint

I'm working hard on finalizing a new technical platform for my the Intranet at my company. We're rolling a pilot Social Media platform into production any day now, and we want a solid, functional, and inexpensive place for the permanent solution to land in a year when the pilot expires. In the meantime, we want all new development on one standard platform to reduce costs and dramatically increase control for our communications team.

We've met with some of top social media people in North America to talk about the platforms they use, and we've been talking to content management experts about best practices for deploying and managing corporate content. We've also done some we research, and the results are interesting - especially in terms of platforms. Here's an excerpt from a huge study on intranets:

Most impressively, fully half of the winning intranets used SharePoint, especially the recent MOSS platform (Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007). As the following chart shows, SharePoint use has grown dramatically in recent years. This is particularly impressive given that, from 2003–2006, the winning intranets didn't use earlier versions of SharePoint at all.

I'm looking forward to getting to end-of-task on this and seeing it go into production!

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