Earlier in the week Jack Santos pointed me to a new AIIM report on SharePoint. (AIIM used to be an imaging organization; now it pitches itself as targeting the enterprise content management community. The report is free, but you need to register to download it.)
The report makes for interesting reading. Some tidbits that leapt out at me:
- 78% of respondents are either currently using SharePoint or plan to install it. That kind of market penetration makes it an uphill battle for Microsoft competitors such as IBM and Oracle.
- For 23% of the respondents, 100% of their employees access SharePoint, with that percentage forecast to double in the next 12 months. In short, SharePoint is on a trajectory to foster enterprise-wide collaboration.
- Sixteen SharePoint installations are storing more than 20 TB of content.
- The top three applications for SharePoint are (1) workspaces/team sites, (2) document management, and (3) fileshare replacement. This maps to what our clients tell us.
If you have SharePoint installed or are investigating it, I would encourage you to read the report. It has a lot of interesting information, including some SharePoint implementation advice/comments from survey participants (see page 30). The survey is based on replies from 624 AIIM community members. 77% of the participants were from North America; different organization sizes and industry sectors are well represented.