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Ecosystem Partners That Can Help You Mind Six Gaps in SharePoint

Published: 12 October 2012

ID: G00236573

Analyst(s): Hanns Koehler-Kruener , Gavin Tay , Mark R. Gilbert


Many clients ask Gartner how to deal with Microsoft SharePoint's functional shortcomings. This report identifies gaps in six key areas and profiles vendors of tools that can plug them, but also warns IT managers not to customize SharePoint deployments without scrutinizing the long-term implications.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • Six Key Functional Gaps in SharePoint
  • Representative Vendors That Can Fill the Gaps
    • Gap Category 1: Administration and Compliance
    • Gap Category 2: Workflow Automation and Business Process Management
    • Gap Category 3: Remote BLOB Storage/External Storage Management
    • Gap Category 4: Mobile/Device Support
    • Gap Category 5: Records Management
    • Gap Category 6: Taxonomy/Classification
  • Understand Add-On Support Costs and Avoid Lock-In
  • Address Business Needs and Avoid Too Many Stop-Gaps

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