SOURCE: Internet Research Group

August 15, 2008 09:00 ET

Internet Research Group Publishes Research Study on Microsoft SharePoint

LOS ALTOS, CA--(Marketwire - 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.

The study is available now. A table of contents for this study can be found at

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IRG provides marketing and strategy research reports and consulting services, specializing in areas related to the interaction of networks and applications.

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