Many content management vendors are running scared as Microsoft poises to enter the content management market with its portal product SharePoint Portal Server. Billed as an “integrated content management and workflow technology solution,” SharePoint Portal Server manages information at the document level and provides users notification of change to documents, robust search facilities, the ability to categorize information, and the ability to connect to various data sources and deliver information to the Web. Many in the content management industry are creating strategic alliances to ensure their survival after the software giant enters the market. Smart move.
Read the entire article by Peter A. Buxbaum, “Microsoft has no Lock on Content Management Success.”