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 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
We've just published our 2013 edition of the Cloud File Sharing and Collaboration Marketplace Analysis. This advisory briefing looks at how the marketplace -- both in terms of products and vendors -- is evolving.
For 2013 we isolate three key trends:
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
In 2012 Oracle acquired four companies relevant to our Digital Marketing Technology evaluations – Eloqua, Vitrue, Involver, and Collective Intellect. Of these
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
Despite many predictions for the demise of enterprise portal technology, this class of technology has not gone away. In fact, portal and portal-like capabilities
Oracle Social Relationship Management Suite integrates Collective Intellect, Vitrue, and Involver - sort of...
Last week Oracle announced integration of multiple social media services that it has acquired in recent times. Oracle calls it Social Relationship Management Suite and it consists of Collective Intellect, Involver and Vitrue
Salesforce.com has a gap in their marketing cloud in the key area of Marketing Automation (MA). In general this is not a bad thing, since they integrate with several other MA vendors instead
Portals Research Updates to WebSphere, WebCenter, Red Hat, SAP, Backbase, eXo, Liferay, Plone, and OpenText
Last week, we released Version 10 of our Enteprise Portals and Content Integration evaluation research
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
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.
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
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
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