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Mobile Technology Updates to IBM, Oracle, Salesforce, Antenna, Kony, Verivo, and others

September 18, 2014
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This week, RSG released a major update to our Enterprise Mobile Technology vendor evaluations. It’s version 2.0 of this report.
I’ll highlight some thematic trends some subsequent posts, but to give you an idea of what’s in the new version, you’ll find:

Updates to almost all the vendor evaluations in this fast-moving space
Several new platform evaluations (e.g., Salesforce) as players eme…

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Post abstract cross-posted from Real Story Group.

Number of Portlets in WebSphere, Liferay, and Oracle — Does Size Matter?

September 15, 2014
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Most enterprise portal vendors — including IBM, Liferay, and Oracle — brag about the number of pre-built portlets and applications that come bundled with their platforms. Then a question arises for you the customer: How much of a differentiator are these portlet catalogs when evaluating portal technologies?
The Case for Portlet Catalogs
One of the putative advantages of using enterprise portal t…

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Post abstract cross-posted from Real Story Group.

Will Firefox OS be a game changer for digital marketers?

September 4, 2014
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Handset manufacturers have started launching phones based on Firefox OS, targeting customers in developing countries. The devices have modest hardware requirements (e.g., 128 MB RAM) and provide touchscreen-based, smartphone-type capabilities at fraction of the smartphone price.
Huge New Customer Base?
Okay, not quite a smartphone-killer, but still very good for $35. You get a camera, there’s wifi…

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Post abstract cross-posted from Real Story Group.

What the Dropbox price drop means for you

August 29, 2014
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Cloud-based file sharing and sync service Dropbox received significant media attention in the past few days after reducing the price of its paid offering, Dropbox Pro, from $9.99 per month for 100 GB to $9.99 per month for 1 TB. This drop in price — or rather, increase in storage (more about that in a minute) — brings Dropbox in line with Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and others.
I suspect m…

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Post abstract cross-posted from Real Story Group.

Webinar: How to Select the Right ECM Platform for Your Enterprise

August 5, 2014
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I know that many of you have basic questions about Enterprise Content Management (ECM). For example:

Are File-sharing and Collaboration part of ECM?
What about Records?
What is the difference between BPM and Workflow?
Can we use ECM tools to share files a’ la Dropbox?
How can we best provide mobile access to documents for our salesforce?

If you’re asking these or similar que…

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Post abstract cross-posted from Real Story Group.

Developing Mobile Apps is not sufficient for Mobile Experience Management

July 29, 2014
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When planning new enterprise initiatives or extending existing implementations, most customers now include mobile access to their enterprise applications as an essential requirement. This often leads to a discussion of "apps" and then requirements for a mobile application. While that is an essential exercise, it may not be sufficient.
In our evaluations of more than 20 Enterprise Mobile…

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Post abstract cross-posted from Real Story Group.

What to make of the Apple-IBM partnership

July 18, 2014
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Since the days of this 1984 commercial when Apple supposedly attacked IBM, the two firms have come a long way.
As you know, they announced a new partnership around four core areas:

A new class of more than 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions including native apps, developed exclusively from the ground up, for iPhone and iPad;
Unique IBM cloud services optimized for iOS, including d…

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Post abstract cross-posted from Real Story Group.

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