FYI an excerpt from a SearchDomino article I wrote recently:
With continued growth in the IBM Lotus Notes install base and expanding deployments of Microsoft SharePoint, there has been renewed discussion about the competitive environment of IBM Lotus Notes/Domino versus Microsoft SharePoint -- especially in light of a recent Forrester report entitled: "Notes Versus SharePoint: Which Collaboration Platform Is Right For You?" While this comparison is a timely topic for many organizations, it's useful to expand the scope of the analysis (Figure 1).
See the full article for more details.
The quadrant model builds on a framework I’ve been refining since the early 1990s, when I joined the Notes team at Lotus. I expanded it further when I worked for Groove Networks, and a later version of it appeared in some of the work I did as Research Director for Burton Group’s Collaboration and Content Strategies service, a few years ago.
The version above, from the SearchDomino article, highlights some important recent market dynamics, including features/capabilities such as tagging, syndication, and subscriptions evolving from specialized product categories into foundation-level platform services.
These are exciting times, at the intersection of communication, collaboration, and information architecture software product/service domains; it’s great to see the continuing evolution and innovation.