SharePoint has certainly come of age over the past few years. Initially SharePoint focused on primarily sharing information. But the latest SharePoint 2010 goes a step forward and involves collaboration. SharePoint 2010 takes information sharing capabilities from its 2007 predecessor and adds a collaborative element to it.
So what does SharePoint 2010 look like then? Well the core functional areas of SharePoint 2010 are:
Globalization has changed the way we do business. Today, we perceive and pursue opportunities differently. Our enterprises are expanding beyond our geographical limits into the low cost regions for manufacturing processes. But such expansion has its own risks. With dispersion comes lack of visibility, dwindling control, and difficulties in general management. So what do we do then? Should we give up on a business model that reduces costs and promotes inclusive growth?
For a long time, Microsoft’s Dotnet development platform has dominated the IT market. A lot of business applications and enterprise systems with high end customizations have been developed in Dotnet. But now the market has moved on to open source frameworks.
PHP based open source frameworks like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal have already attained tremendous popularity over a very short time. Things like open source nature, readily available plug-ins, customizable modules, support from developer forums, etc have further fueled this popularity.
Herbert Hoover said, “Competition is not only the basis of protection to the consumer, but is the incentive to progress.”
How true is that! Competition has given customers the weapon of choice. At the same time, it has driven enterprises to explore newer and more exciting technologies. A definite sign of progress we would say!