Present everywhere in organisations (with its office suites, messaging system, and content or document management), Microsoft is the dominant historic publisher in the collaborative world.
This market is undergoing major change:
- In its distribution method with the cloud/SaaS
- In its offer, especially with the emergence of entreprise social networks
- In the profile of its buyers within the company, increasingly less “ISM” and more “business line”
Competitors are also seeing this change. Pure players in the cloud and mainstream services (such as Google, Box, or Dropbox) have become credible alternatives to the traditional Microsoft model. Faced with this, the publisher is redirecting its strategy towards the cloud, enriching its offer with features and remodeling its ecosystem, which it has been forced to adapt.
Companies are legitimately wondering how to develop their information systems in the face of these changes, how to make the best use of the new Microsoft strategy, and how to integrate it in their global vision.
This guide offers a critical and objective look at the publisher’s offer, its ecosystem, and the third parties offering alternatives.