Forrester – Trends 2005: Collaboration

The market for point collaboration products is shrinking as collaboration features are absorbed into applications and software infrastructure. In 2005, collaboration capabilities will continue to move into the infrastructure, with Microsoft emerging as an early platform leader. Tension will develop between infrastructure providers and application vendors that offer proprietary collaboration tools. Firms will swap out point products for infrastructure and application features and the market will continue to consolidate.

[Via Recent Research from Forrester]