IRG Press Release – Microsoft SharePoint



John Katsaros
Internet Research Group
(650) 949-3256


Internet Research Group Publishes Research Study On
Microsoft SharePoint

Los Altos, CA – August 15, 2008 – Internet Research Group (IRG) today announced the release of its latest report on the network infrastructure, “Microsoft SharePoint (takes over the world).”

With the 2007 version Microsoft SharePoint has clearly achieved critical mass and is a billion dollar product line with more than 100M seat licenses sold. This new research report reflects IRG’s ongoing research into collaboration markets and IRG’s examination of SharePoint use and the growing SharePoint ISV, VAR and integrator ecosystem.

“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,” noted Peter Christy, co-founder of IRG. “Our goal with this report is to help our clients accomplish that more quickly and better.”

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.

You can download a table of contents for this study by clicking here.


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About Internet Research Group

The Internet Research Group (IRG) provides market research and market strategy services to product and service vendors. IRG services combine the formidable and unique experience and perspective of the two principals: John Katsaros and Peter Christy, each an experienced industry veteran. The overarching mission of IRG is to help clients make faster and better decisions about product strategy, market entry, and market development. Katsaros and Christy published a book on high tech business strategy Getting It Right the First Time – Praeger, 2005.

Editor’s note: Peter Christy is available to provide background discussion, quotes or references for articles related to network infrastructure and security.

Peter Christy, principal
Internet Research Group
(650) 559-2222 ext 301

John Katsaros, president
Internet Research Group
(650) 949-3256

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