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My life was once filled with fancy server-side scripts, but now I'm just another SharePoint consultant.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

SharePoint Deployment SWOT Analysis

I have a reason for throwing SharePoint down a well-defined method of business analysis. This has become increasingly more important, as I have become some kind of SharePoint "huckster", with no innate talent for sales.

So, here I go, a SWOT analysis of SharePoint. SWOT is really for business firm analysis, so this is a bit of a stretch.

Strengths:

Microsoft Enterprise level product
Nine products in one package (OOB)
Web-based tool eliminates the need for VPN
Deployed in many diverse corporate environs

Weaknesses:

Microsoft brand is tarnished
Expensive upfront and per user
Requires a knowledgeable executive-level champion

Opportunities:

Organize and find business documents fast
Improve business processes and the flow of information
Extensible
Rapid solution deployment
Can help companies become more transparent

Threats:

Scope creep can render solutions inoperable
Lack of governance and planning can lead to a failed deployment

2 comments:

  1. Good hoot. Keep it up will visit your blog again for more valuable information’s…

    Thank You
    SharePoint Development

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  2. Did you make a compraison between MOSS 2007/2010 and some open source solution like exoplatform, or other?
    Thanks

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