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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.
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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.

Public vs Private Cloud for File Sharing and Sync

July 2, 2014
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Our ECM and Cloud File Sharing (CFS) evaluations cover a number of cloud-based file sharing and sync tools. While you’ll find many functional differences among these offerings, you’ll face a particularly important technical decision related to security and storage choices.
At some level, all the tools cater to “secure file sharing.” All of them encrypt files, have strict policies for d…

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Post abstract cross-posted from Real Story Group.

Oracle and Salesforce – More similar than different?

June 12, 2014
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In our recently updated Marketing Automation and Social Technology evaluations, we review a number of Digital Marketing Platform Vendors including Oracle and Salesforce.
Oracle and Salesforce represent two very different vendors that share a vision of integrated digital marketing, but come to this space from very seperate directions. Salesforce is trading on the strength of its CRM facilities, whi…

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Post abstract cross-posted from Real Story Group.

Should You Use CRM Platforms to Manage Documents?

June 10, 2014
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In a webinar last week on options for enabling salespeople to access documents, one alternative I discussed was to use your incumbent salesforce automation / customer relationship management (SFA/CRM) platform for document management. Many CRM platforms now provide interesting capabilities like basic document lifecycle management and file sharing as part of their core services.
Advantages
This opt…

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Post abstract cross-posted from Real Story Group.

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