David Ferris: Teamspaces Supplant File Systems

Cool to see that Microsoft SharePoint is already the leading example of teamspaces :-).

I do agree by the way that the structure provided by teamsites (e.g. Microosft SharePoint 🙂 ) are the logical next step in the evolution of fileshares / network folders. They certainly will become the standard in years to come …

Shared file systems used to be, and still are, common places to keep shared information. Shared email folders are another place to keep common information.

Teamspaces (e.g., Microsoft SharePoint) contain a lot of structure. Among other things, they have a file store. As users get familiar with teamspaces, they often find that teamspaces are a more natural place to save files than in file servers. This intuition is often well-placed. Teamspaces will be important information repositories.

In many ways, consumers are leading the way here with the use of social teamspaces, such as Myspace.


[Via Ferris Research Weblog]

Peter de Haas
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  1. And exactly how are these team spaces going to succeed where the document management solutions failed? It’s not that I don’t think that the File Server needs to go away and soon, I just don’t see people taking the time to use these systems any more than they have to.
    Sean—

  2. @Sean,
    Teamsites in themselves are not a document management solution by default.
    In my mind Document Management is a far more structured approach then let’s say Document Collaboration. Teamsites provide context to the information stored as well as add collaboration capability. These are added value compared to “plain old” directories on networkservers.
    IN addition Document Management / Records Management (we call this Eneterprise Content Management these days)functionality could be implemented depending on the purpose of the teamspace.

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