It appears the Washington Post Co. is the next large showdown for MS vs. Lotus vs. Google...
From Internet Evolution: Washington Post CTO Talks Collaboration
Looking at this article, it appears that there will be a major platform consolidation coming, and a significant competition amongst the vendors...
"It is not about 'build it and they will come,' " said Yuvi Kochar, corporate CTO for The Washington Post Co., highlighting the mistake many IT managers made in Phase One of the Enterprise 2.0 period. "That's a dream every IT person has which is never fulfilled. But that's because it's not about just having good technology. It's about: How do you show value to your customer? How do you get them to adopt it? Who champions it in each functional area?"
As corporate CTO for The Washington Post, Kochar told Internet Evolution, he is charged with creating collaboration opportunities across all of the entity's businesses. The company is implementing a wide range of enterprise 2.0 technologies in its individual divisions (Google Apps, SharePoint, Lotus Notes, etc.), and Kochar's challenge for the year ahead is to launch a common collaboration platform company-wide.
"These are diverse businesses and we run them in relatively siloed fashions," he said. "You think about our education business -- we own Kaplan -- and then consider a cable company. There's not a lot of synergy between the two organizations... So there's not a lot of collaboration going on across businesses. We're thinking about how we can start some grassroots-level collaboration in a narrow functional area."
Anyone know how large the Washington Post group of companies is?