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Microsoft Says More Businesses Moving to SharePoint

by | Jan 19, 2009

Microsoft says it has been cutting into the ECM market share of other companiesDespite word from IBM that it was cutting into Microsoft”s enterprise content management (ECM) market share, Microsoft says it has had millions of customers move to SharePoint for their ECM needs.

According to David Scult, a general manager in Microsoft’s Information Worker Division, 10 million users have switched from Domino and Lotus Notes to SharePoint and Exchange, including major companies like Blockbuster and Proctor & Gamble.

However, Scult did admit that it”s likely 50 percent of Fortune 100 companies use Lotus Notes, but he said it is more likely that many companies use a combination of Lotus – for some legacy applications – and a Microsoft product.

"[T]echnically, these customers may be using both IBM and Microsoft platforms, but in reality 80 percent of most of the Fortune 100 have moved or are moving to Microsoft Exchange as their primary messaging application and SharePoint for their primary collaboration needs," he said.

Scult also said the company has seen an increase in demand for the company”s cloud computing applications, Microsoft Online Services.

Last week Microsoft announced it would begin alpha testing of Office 14 which includes various cloud computer applications including one for SharePoint 14.ADNFCR-1861-ID-18980735-ADNFCR