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Teamspaces Supplant File Systems

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.

David Ferris

One Comment

  1. Posted May 30, 2006 at 4:32 PM | Permalink

    David,
    A couple of questions:
    1. in what situations is the “intuition” to use a teamspace vs. a file system mis-placed?
    2. pls elaborate on the ways you see consumers “leading the way” with the use of social teamspaces?
    M.

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