“Everything you need is here”

A co-worker of mine just got back from the Webmaster Jam Session and relayed this metaphor for Sharepoint, Microsoft’s CMS/Portal/EBTKS-ware, which we have been evaluating:

Implementing Sharepoint is a lot like building a house. It’s like a friend of yours says, ‘I know exactly what to do.’ And, he drives you to a Home Depot, drops you off at the front door and says, ‘Everything you need is here.’

Paraphrased from Jared Spool

* This post was originally published on September 26, 2007 at http://www.csb7.com/blogs/whyblogwhy/2007/09/26/everything_you_need_is_here

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