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.
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
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
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
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
In my last post about Oracle's Collective Intellect acquisition, I wrote:
... I suspect Oracle will make more acquisitions in this space and then package these multiple acquisitions as a platform...
Oracle did not disappoint
In terms of buzzwords, digital marketing technology lies at the intersection of Cloud and Big Data and because of that, bigger infrastructure vendors are slowly building capabilities in this area
This is the most common question that my colleagues and I encounter from our customers who are in the process of evaluating options for building a web property.
The reason is not difficult to find.
Well, that's a buzzword-compliant question...but an important one nonetheless.
- Mobile has been a big driver of cloud
- Tablets (iPad in particular) have become increasingly prevalent within enterprises
- Enterprises are paying more attention to cloud and mobile
Since Box wants to become more enterprise-y
A confluence of trends is elevating the concept of the "Digital Workplace." Much of the current discussion has centered around what a digital workplace mean for traditional intranets, emerging social collaboration spaces, and aging transactional systems.
Those are important topics, but I think an even bigger to-do for enterprises is to bring the right skill sets to bear. One key skill set to engage here is enterprise architecture
The open source eXo portal platform released their latest version 3.5 last week. eXo platform is a "portal-like" offering that we cover in our Portals and Content Integration report. It's based on the GateIn open source portal container that eXo co-developed with Red Hat JBoss.
Last week open source document management vendor Alfresco released Version 4 of its (commercially-supported) enterprise edition package. As we've come to expect from Alfresco, it's long on buzzwords and interesting new directions, but a bit short on functional niceties and architectural continuity
In most enterprises, content resides in disparate, heterogeneous systems, including (but not limited to) content management systems. Those who have invested in portal-type technologies have a reasonable expectation that this technology can integrate the content consumption experience, exposing content and related data from multiple repositories
Some enterprises do indeed want to apply retention policies to employee tweets. EntropySoft, a content integration and migration vendor, has released a new connector for Twitter. EntropySoft already has a set of connectors that get OEM'ed into various packaged content and document management systems, many of which we cover in our evaluation reports