Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Microsoft and IBM Share Similar Collaboration Goals, but Follow Different Paths (Gartner)

Microsoft and IBM are looking to broaden their collaboration products; however, they are using different approaches to achieve very similar goals. Consider the long-term vision of each vendor when deciding which products to buy.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Developing a plan for integrated collaboration requires more than just an evaluation of product capabilities. Vision counts. Organizations should filter out IBM's inability to sell its own capabilities and Microsoft's focus on end-user appeal to develop these plans.

STRATEGIC PLANNING ASSUMPTION(S)

By 2009, Microsoft's collaborative vision will achieve significant, if not overwhelming, enterprise adoption (0.9 probability).

By 2007, IBM will win favor in more-complex, demanding situations, while Microsoft will prevail with customers looking for an out-of-the-box solution (0.7 probability).

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