A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013

A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013
A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013 - Book by Saifullah Shafiq

Sunday, December 1, 2019

SharePoint vs Box vs Google Cloud vs Salesforce

Funny how companies fight for their share of the pie (Government funding). It used to be SharePoint, the leader in portal technology, almost all government agencies were using SharePoint in one way or the other at one point in time. Then atlassian stuck their teeth and grabbed a piece of the meat. Then came Box. Dropbox was the pioneer as far as I remember but Box soon left them behind. Box initially grew quickly and started capturing the market but they have kind of slowed down. They have a good marketing team that is able to sell their product to the corporations but their adoption rate is unfortunately slow. Google Cloud has done an amazing job. Google Cloud is giving tough competition to AWS. Google Drive is faring better than One Drive. Most exciting of all is the Salesforce, they have been the leader in the CRM space but recently they have reinvigorated their marketing efforts. Companies are now replacing their SharePoint based portals with Salesforce based portals. You don't believe it, right? but it's a fact. Salesforce DEV console offers an easy way to customize the UI. Serious developers still prefer to use Visual Studio Code for custom solutions but having the ability to do it all in the cloud is a huge sellable point. Salesforce learning curve is not much different than SharePoint though. For beginners, learning SharePoint and Salesforce is not much different. I am a SharePoint lover so obviously I am biased. I still love SharePoint. Microsoft has been focusing on selling Azure cloud and Office 365 (and other products like MS Teams) therefore the SharePoint sales has not been that good as it could have been.

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