As businesses that employ enterprise content management tools get ready for the release of SharePoint 2010, nearly a quarter of them say that they are turning to the new platform because it provides expanded collaborative opportunities, according to a recent poll by CMS Wire news.
While 29 percent of respondents say they use another ECM solution, 24 percent say that they plan to implement SharePoint 2010 because it provides the opportunity for employees to work together through a collaboration portal and social media features, according to the survey. The CMS Wire poll reached 1,575 respondents, asking them if their organization is planning to implement SharePoint 2010.
IT expert Barb Mosher says that Microsoft should deliver on its promise of added collaborative capabilities.
"While many of you are not in a SharePoint frame of mind, those that are seem focused primarily on its collaboration and social media capabilities," Mosher says. "Microsoft isn”t one to sit back and let things ride. They may come late to the party sometimes, but they always come. And they always bring something new and exciting when they arrive."
SharePoint 2010 will be released on May 12, 2010. President of Microsoft business division Stephen Elop will then deliver an online speech about the productivity features that it will offer.