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Enterprise Mobile Technology – A Changing Marketplace

September 24, 2014
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Last week, RSG released a major update to our Enterprise Mobile Technology platform evaluations.  The changes reflect a fast-evolving marketplace. Here are some key themes.
Evolving Tiers

As the mobile experience management marketplace has expanded, it’s beginning to resemble most other advanced enterprise technology marketplaces in its 3-tier structure:

Infrastructure Vendors: Large IT…

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Post abstract cross-posted from Real Story Group.

Should you use built-in application services from your enterprise portal platform?

September 23, 2014
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Enterprise portal vendors routinely market their toolsets by pointing to pre-built functionality.  In a previous post, I looked at the issue of out-of-the-box portlets available from vendors’ portlet catalogs.
Now let’s look at a related issue of bundled application services, nominally full-blown subsystems for which you would otherwise license a separate platform.
Bundled Application Servic…

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Post abstract cross-posted from Real Story Group.

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.

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