[Evangelism] Re: Sharepoint vs. Plone
matth at netsight.co.uk
Tue May 5 06:52:50 UTC 2009
On 5 May 2009, at 01:32, Nate Aune wrote:
>> I had a couple of people come by the stand and look at the
>> brochure, and
>> when I approched them they said 'oh we use microsfot technology...'
>> or 'oh
>> we are going to use sharepoint'. I think the key is to really show
>> that Plone vs Sharepoint is like Apples vs Oranges. They really are
>> different beasts. I normally start by telling people that they can
>> together and really serve slightly different functions. The
>> people I
>> showed demos to of Plone at the expo really were blown away by the
>> flexibility of Plone and what can be achieve with it.
> Yes, it's not fair to compare the two systems because they are
> fundamentally targeting different use cases, but one cannot deny that
> Plone's feature set overlaps a lot with what Sharepoint provides, and
> vice versa.
The thing being that in many cases, whilst they target different use
cases, I think that Plone *is* a better fit than sharepoint at many
things people install sharepoint to do.
Matt Hamilton matth at netsight.co.uk
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