GSA is particularly interesting because it was arguably the first major attempt to lift-and-load consumer technology into the enterprise. Let's review some of the good and bad that transpired
You won't find a single, dominant player. In fact, some of the larger vendors have proven slower to adopt software "consumerization" practices.
Paper is interesting, but is Dropbox a bit late to the party?
DAM technology too often gets perceived as merely an image repository. This is a shallow view — like saying that a person sitting in a hot tub and kicking his legs constitutes swimming. Actual swimming includes a whole lot more than that, just as digital asset management consists of far more than just putting images in a central searchable repository.
Most of the early reviews seem to laud the platform mostly for....looking like Facebook. We'll have a lot to say in the coming weeks on where the platform does and does not actually make employees more effective, but for now I'll argue that your biggest challenge with this offering will not be the technology
I often see customer shortlists that have one or more cloud-based file sharing services along with one or more of traditional Enterprise Content Management (ECM) tools. Most often, at least one of them is in the wrong shortlist, but how do you distinguish between them?
Both the tech press and the mainstream publications gush over this tool as if it were the next best thing since sliced bread, but Slack is unproven for enterprise use.
As a potential customer, understand that Google is signaling serious intent but that they are still in the early stages of that journey. Even for the mighty Google ambition does not automatically guarantee success
Google is serious about the enterprise; Harmon.ie is serious about email; but Slack wants to kill email, and SAP wants to be socially savvy. Can they all get there?
Microsoft SharePoint, as we all know, is that creaking part of your office furniture. Google Apps for Work, on the other hand, is a motley crew of consumer applications, moonlighting in the enterprise for some extra cash.
Moreover, recent developments have begged an important question: When Dropbox can close down a service (Mailbox) that they acquired for $100M, can your enterprise trust them on their roadmap?
Updated reviews of Google, Igloo, Jive, Liferay Social Office, Verint/Telligent, and Traction â€” with new entrants to the report: eXo and Interact. Here's a sneak peek of some of the findings
As a standalone service, Syncplicity probably wasn’t lucrative enough for an EMC sales strategy that focuses on large deals. Moreover, customers who are not "EMC shops,” and others will probably find it easier to deal with a standalone Syncplicity instead of EMC
As part of our ongoing evaluations of Enterprise Collaboration and Social Software vendors, we’ve updated our detailed chapters on Google Apps, IBM Connections, and NewsGator as well as added Moxie software to our line up
Google announced that it will add features to its consumer social network Google+ to make it suitable for business users. However, Google may find that on the enterprise side too, the ship has already sailed