IBM's Web-based approach is distinctly different than the document-centric world of Sharepoint. It's this Web-oriented, open approach that may prove to be the difference for IBM. We'll have to see. Microsoft remains the major power in the enterprise. Its future is in proprietary systems. But who knows.
Who knows? Lotus knows ... Sorry, I had to do that ... One of the best and sharpest analysis of the competitive situation I have read in the last time. Proprietary systems make at the end dependant ... open systems and competetion give customers choices.