I’ve had three surveys on SharePoint cross my desk (well, e-mail inbox) in the past month. Most of them share the same questions about what SharePoint is being used for and whether they are on 2010 yet. I read them with interest to see if there are any wildly varying results or, barring that, to monitor for trends.
Now I get to add my own data into the mix. Gartner was kind enough to administer an attendee survey at our Catalyst conference. I used the opportunity to ask some of the standard SharePoint questions to validate how they applied to our audience, which tends to be large organizations, forward-looking but slightly conservative in deployment, and analytical in approach. I also added some unique questions to the mix that I’ve wanted to know, such as:
- The degree to which SharePoint overlaps with existing products by category
- How many organizations have multiple enterprise (not multiple departmental) SharePoint instances
- How many organizations still have SharePoint 2003 running, let alone 2010
- What percentage of organizations are paying for SharePoint (rather than just using the free stuff)
- Whether SharePoint 2010 forces quicker adoption of Office 2010 or vice-versa
I’ll be doing a webinar to show the results and how they jibe with what we’ve been hearing from clients in our ongoing conversations. I hope you can join me.
Taking the Pulse of SharePoint 2010: A Catalyst Attendee Survey
12 October 2010
9:00 AM EDT and 12:00 PM EDT (it’s offered at two times for the convenience of attendees in different time zones)
Click here for more information or to register
Also, don’t miss these two upcoming webinars on SharePoint delivery and information protection:
Making Microsoft Sharepoint Deliver (29 Sep 2010)
The Role of SharePoint in Information Protection (30 Sep 2010)