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Should you use a portal platform for your workflow and business process needs?

February 12, 2014
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A common question keeps popping up among our subscribers: when to use built-in services within a portal technology platform, versus opting for a third-party solution.  Sometimes this question arises in connection with workflow services.
Many portal platform implementations entail workflow services. Since portals usually provide access to multiple systems, the ability to define multi-step proc…

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Post abstract cross-posted from Real Story Group.

Self assessment of our 2013 predictions

January 17, 2014
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Every year, we make technology predictions about the various content technology marketplaces that we cover. And rather uniquely, we go back and see how we fared. Here are our assessments of our 2012 and 2011 predictions respectively.
And here’s how we fared with our 2013 predictions:

SharePoint 2013: Consultants Rejoice, Customers Yawn
Yes. In spite of what Microsoft’s nifty demos would h…

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Post abstract cross-posted from Real Story Group.

When it rains, it pours (Oracle) clouds

January 6, 2014
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Late last year, Oracle announced it has agreed to acquire Responsys for $1.5 Bn.  San Bruno, CA-based Responsys makes marketing software and targets B2C scenarios.
Oracle already had Eloqua as part of its Marketing Cloud. Both Eloqua and Responsys have similar functionality; it is the focus that was different (B2B vs B2C). So along with the software, what’s also important is that Oracle also…

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Post abstract cross-posted from Real Story Group.

Apache Cordova supports Ubuntu Touch — How long before IBM, Oracle, and others follow?

January 2, 2014
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Apache Cordova, the open source hybrid app development environment, has released a new version (3.3.0 for those tracking it). This release fixes a lot of bugs for Android, Windows and Blackberry devices. More importantly, it also now supports Ubuntu Touch and Amazon’s Fire mobile operating systems. My colleague Tony in this post had talked about rise of Ubuntu and other platforms, and why we need…

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Post abstract cross-posted from Real Story Group.

Oracle playing catch up with EMC and OpenText for Cloud File Sharing and Sync

December 10, 2013
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The more customers I speak to, the more I’m convinced that cloud-based file sharing (CFS) and sync services within enterprises are increasingly getting subsumed with enterprise software from other categories, most notably the Document Management and ECM tool vendors.
To refresh your memory, here’s a sampling of vendors from our research that have something to offer for cloud-based file sharing:…

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Post abstract cross-posted from Real Story Group.

Document Management and Cloud Files Converging?

November 22, 2013
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In one of our predictions last year, we’d mentioned:

"…Document Management vendors will try to build (or acquire) file-sharing services, and file-sharing vendors will continue to build more sophisticated content services…"

Indeed, these segments are increasingly overlapping, as Cloud-based File Sharing (CFS) vendors build better Document Management (DM) capabilities (such as librar…

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Post abstract cross-posted from Real Story Group.

2014 Portals and Content Integration Market Analysis

November 22, 2013
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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.
Long and short: the marketplace for pure-play portal vendors is getting smaller. Many vendors avoid the term; others such as Oracle remain mixed on the moniker (e.g., dropping “Portal”…

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Post abstract cross-posted from Real Story Group.

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