IBM to acquire Silverpop

  • April 14, 2014

In our last update to RSG's Marketing Automation and Social evaluations, we had mentioned that the company is a prime acquisition target as one of the few remaining major independent marketing automation vendors. All the big ones -- Oracle (Eloqua and Responsys), Salesforce.com (ExactTarget and Pardot) and Adobe (Neolane) have already been active in M&A in this marketplace and so in that sense, this wasn't a big surprise

Mobilizing your Salesforce: EMC|Documentum, IBM FileNet, SharePoint, Box, or...?

  • March 28, 2014

Your enterprise salespeople are increasingly mobile. More than ever, they need access to collateral — brochures, presentations, contracts, pricing charts, and so forth — while on the move. How can you provide effective access to the latest documents for salespeople who aren’t tethered to your internal enterprise network?

Insert SharePoint Joke Here...

  • March 6, 2014

So I open the morning paper today and even in a groggy, pre-caffeinated state, this full-page Microsoft advertisement jolted me good

Self assessment of our 2013 predictions

  • January 17, 2014

Every year, we make technology predictions about the various content technology marketplaces that we cover. And rather uniquely, we go back and see how we fared. So here's how we fared with our 2013 predictions:

When it rains, it pours (Oracle) clouds

  • January 6, 2014

Oracle has done this before; at some point in time, they had four or five different Portal products. However, it took a really long time for them to actually consolidate and integrate multiple offerings. So while it may be a good thing to get different options from one single vendor

2014 Portals and Content Integration Market Analysis

  • November 15, 2013

RSG has just published our 2014 edition of the Portals & Content Integration Marketplace Analysis. This advisory looks at how the marketplace -- both in terms of products and vendors -- is evolving.

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

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