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Vendor Landscape: Collaboration Platform

Stop! Collaborate and listen…to the rapidly changing collaboration marketplace!

  • The adoption of collaboration platforms is rapidly accelerating. Not all platforms are created equal, and choosing the right platform can be a daunting task in a market with many emerging new features and shifting delivery options.
  • Choosing the wrong platform is a costly mistake for any organization, not just in terms of the time and money wasted on the platform, but also from the failure of the platform to meet business needs.
  • This solution set will help you understand and identify collaboration opportunities that exist within your organization, identify leading vendors and compare capabilities, and select the right solution to implement.

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Critical Insight

  • The rise of social collaboration features has fundamentally altered the collaboration landscape – vendors now offer social media equivalents for enterprise use, alongside more traditional collaboration functionality like content management. The rise of these features is a relatively recent phenomenon. Info-Tech recommends that organizations take advantage of this new functionality to enhance internal collaboration.
  • The market is also being disrupted by the rise of ubiquitous mobile access, cloud-based storage solutions, and freemium products that allow you to try before you buy.
  • Selecting a collaboration platform involves defining the organization’s functional requirements, creating a shortlist based on these requirements, formally evaluating vendor offerings, and choosing the platform that is best tailored to the organization’s unique circumstances.

Impact and Result

  • Understand the features and business benefits of using a collaboration platform, where the market evolved from, and where it is going.
  • Plan and select a collaboration solution that brings distributed people and information together to get more done in less time.
  • Use Info-Tech's Vendor Landscape to compare the major collaboration platforms available and prepare a vendor shortlist, saving time and money in the selection process.
  • Use Info-Tech's collaboration platform RFP template and demo scripts to prepare solid requirements for vendor finalists and select the right product.

Vendor Landscape: Collaboration Platform

1. Narrow down a list of collaboration vendors

Create a strong list of vendor candidates.

2. Compare leading vendors and develop a shortlist

Narrow the leading vendors down to the most appropriate few.

3. Contrast and evaluate a shortlist of vendors

Select the right collaboration platform vendor.


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