Monday, June 7, 2010

Inside Sony's SharePoint 2010 roll out

Case studies about SharePoint 2010 are already surfacing. This one from Sony is worth a read. It details the communication and collaboration challenges Sony faces as a global organization -- including some employees' struggle to get their arms around 300 inbound e-mails a day. (Or, as I like to say, how they lead lives of quiet desperation out of their inboxes.)

The case study goes into how Sony was using SharePoint 2007, why it decided to upgrade to 2010, and the results of the deployment.

"By deploying a collaboration solution based on SharePoint Server 2010 and FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint, Sony Electronics is promoting innovation and building a stronger sense of community. Employees have better access to information and in-house expertise, increasing productivity and lowering costs, and the company speeds through application development," states the case study.

After reading through the story, my reaction was this: While many tech analysts have predicted 2010 to be the year of collaboration, Sony is showing that 2010 could be the year of *virtual* collaboration. I left my thoughts in a comment under the case study, so flip over to catch them. What do you think? Feel free to leave your comments here, or better yet, at the end of the case study.

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