Microsoft & Sharepoint taking over the legal world – part #98
We know this is like a red-rag to some of you DMS olde timers but here's a new case study – see attached PDF – from Microsoft looking at its recent Sharepoint project with Clifford Chance. You can read the document yourself but there are two points to highlight…
• the firm has “outlined an ambition to host all of its enterprise data in the cloud by 2014” (it has also calculated that its total document archive will comprise more than 11 terabytes of data by 2015)
• its new Sharepoint Server 2010 project means it will be able to “retire” its current OpenText DM5 document management platform
Comment: So the largest law firm on the planet is dropping its traditional DMS in favour of SharePoint – and this puts all the critics of Sharepoint where?