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New Advisory and Webinar — ECM Survey Results

July 20, 2015
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Real Story Group conducted an online survey in Q1 2015 to obtain practitioner perspectives on key enterprise content management software-related themes. The survey results included a cross-section of organizations that were drawn from a variety of geographies and industries.

This new advisory paper (subscribers-only) summarizes key results around system usage, how SharePoint is (and isn’t deploy…

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Post abstract cross-posted from Real Story Group.

EMC de-syncs from Syncplicity

July 8, 2015
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Private equity firm Skyview Capital is acquiring Syncplicity from EMC.
Acquired by EMC in 2012, Syncplicity is a cloud-based file sharing and sync service (CFSS), focused on enterprise customers. Some other similar services are Citrix ShareFile, Oxygen Cloud, Box (which now wants to move beyond CFSS), and host of other, mostly consumer-oriented services like Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive, and oth…

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Post abstract cross-posted from Real Story Group.

Liferay Partnering with Red Hat – Implications for the Portals Marketplace

June 23, 2015
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Liferay and Red Hat have entered into a partnership to combine Liferay Portal with Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP). JBoss EAP is Red Hat’s key middleware/application server. As of now, the partnership is limited to EAP but Liferay says it will gradually expand to include integration with other Red Hat middleware products.
What does it mean for Liferay and Red Hat?
First,…

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Post abstract cross-posted from Real Story Group.

Should you consider IoT and Wearables in your Mobile Strategy?

June 11, 2015
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First, let’s acknowledge that "Mobile" and "Internet of Things” (or IoT) are very large and quite separate technology domains. However, the way current market is evolving, I see some overlap, as shown in the attached graphic (click to enlarge).

At the intersection of Mobile and IOT
Wearables to a large extent fall under the rubric of IoT-oriented, connected devices. However,…

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Post abstract cross-posted from Real Story Group.

IBM renames Worklight and tightens WCM integration

June 9, 2015
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IBM’s mobile offering has seen many name changes in recent past. IBM acquired Worklight in 2012 and initially kept the name. Big Blue then renamed it IBM Worklight Foundation in 2014 before recently doing away with the Worklight moniker altogether. It’s now "IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation."
Functionally, though, not much has changed. What you get is mainly a platform for build…

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Post abstract cross-posted from Real Story Group.

Last chance to benchmark your ECM systems

May 22, 2015
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We are currently conducting a customer survey on Enterprise Content Management and related aspects such as Document Management and Cloud-File Sharing & Sync (CFSS), including questions about cloud and mobile in an ECM context.
I’m pleased to report we’re getting some very interesting insights from customers. If you want a copy of the final summary results, you need to participate — but you’ll…

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Post abstract cross-posted from Real Story Group.

Mind the Overhead in Digital Marketing Suites

May 18, 2015
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When a vendor acquires another product and puts (vendors will say "integrate") that tool within an existing “suite,” it usually comes with a key side effect: overlapping features across multiple products within the suite. You’ve probably seen this phenomenon before in the Portals, ECM and other marketplaces. More recently, this issue is surfacing in a big way in the Digital M…

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Post abstract cross-posted from Real Story Group.