Cloud File-Sharing Platforms a Service in Your Enterprise Architecture - Part 2

  • May 10, 2013

In an earlier post on this topic, I  mentioned that for Cloud File-Sharing (CFS) Platforms to become a part of the enterprise layer -- as opposed to just serving as stand-alone tools like most of them do now -- they would need to improve in a number of areas. One of the key areas where almost all the tools need improvement is in the area of reporting and compliance

Salesforce adds Social Advertising to Marketing Cloud

  • April 25, 2013

Salesforce launched a new service called "Social.com" as part of its Marketing Cloud offering. Social.com allows you to create ad campaigns for Facebook and Twitter. It actually came to Salesforce via its Buddy Media acquisition but Salesforce has re-launched it as a separately-branded produc

Dropbox to discontinue Dropbox for Teams...

  • April 15, 2013

The poster child of cloud-based file sharing services, Dropbox has announced this new service targeting enterprises. The service costs $795 per year for 5 users and includes 1 TB of storage space. Enterprise features include

Is Hybrid Cloud File-sharing Right for You?

  • March 18, 2013

Some common arguments against cloud-based services in general -- and cloud-based file sharing services in particular -- revolve around the security implications of your files getting stored outside your firewall.

A typical argument goes like this

Salesforce Acquires EntropySoft

  • February 6, 2013

Salesforce.com has acquired EntropySoft, a French content integration and migration vendor. Some observers have speculated this is a way for Salesforce to enter the Enterprise Content Management marketplace. I think a closer look will reveal a different rationale

The Challenge of Scale Part 6 - Cloud File Sharing

  • January 14, 2013

A key characteristic of anything "cloud" is elasticity and scalability. Technically, those two terms mean different things (that's another post), but often they're used interchangeably.  In any case, for many enterprise customers, it gives the impression that with employing cloud-based applications, scaling up no longer becomes a problem.

Wrong

Digital Marketing Technology Evaluations - Version Two

  • January 11, 2013

We're in the process of updating our research to reflect implications of all these acquisitions and what it means for you the customer. Thus far, the products themselves haven't changed too much, but acquisitions always have an impact on roadmaps, implementation partnerships, and customer support

Can Cloud File-Sharing Platforms Become a Service in Your Enterprise Architecture?

  • December 12, 2012

Today, I believe that as enterprises transition more to SaaS-based tools for many processes, this role will be increasingly played by cloud-based file-sharing (CFS) tools. In a cloud-connected enterprise, file-sharing platforms will become comparatively easier to integrate and potentially serve as a repository for a variety of other, SaaS-based tools

New Cloud File Sharing Vendor Evaluations

  • December 10, 2012

Cloud-based file-sharing technology has emerged as an enterprise concern, with more organizations seeking to address employee needs pro-actively by licensing approved platforms.

Our just-released Cloud File Sharing and Collaboration evaluation research takes a close look at this newly emerging marketplac