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...

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...

Should you go with a Portal or Web CMS?

  • April 10, 2012

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....

Can OneCloud from Box Bring Cloud and Mobile Together?

  • April 2, 2012

Well, that's a buzzword-compliant question...but an important one nonetheless.

Consider that:

  • 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...

Digital workplace and enterprise architecture -- two sides to same coin

  • March 19, 2012

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...

eXo Platform quietly goes for Cloud and Mobile

  • February 8, 2012

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....

Alfresco Version 4 is Buzzword Compliant

  • February 7, 2012

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...

Alternatives for integrating content Into your portal

  • October 3, 2011

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...