Google, Dropbox, Box, SharePoint, and others battle in the cloud

Google finally released its much rumored Google Drive, a new competitor in the increasingly crowded cloud-based file sharing and sync marketplace. As with all things Google, the Drive announcement generated a huge amount of hype across the blogosphere and twitterverse.
Many commentators compare Drive with Dropbox and to some extent Microsoft’s SkyDrive and Apple’s iCloud. However, you should remem…

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2012 Portals and Content Integration Market Analysis

We have just released a new Advisory Paper, “2012 Portals and Content Integration Market Analysis.” This briefing offers a snapshot of trends in the current marketplace, as well as a comparative analysis of the relative risks associated with each portal and content integration vendor.
Portal technology remains quite relevant in an enterprise context, and the portal marketplace is not goi…

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Start Your Content Migration Planning Early

Many IT projects require some sort of content migration, but we often find that many customers give scant attention to migration planning. It’s almost always considered an activity that can wait until the end.
We recommend that you make Content Migration a part of your overall project and start planning for it from the very outset. This will allow you analyze your content and make improvements to…

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Multiple Portals or One Single Portal?

In the good old days, when your firm’s Enterprise Portal was a “gateway to the world,” the thinking was that you needed to standardize on one single Portal platform, and perhaps even on single enterprise portal instance.
However, as we all know, that’s not really very practical (both for technical and organizational reasons), and multiple portal platforms have always proliferated within…

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Should you go with a Portal or Web CMS?

This is the most common question that my colleagues and I encounter from our customers who are in the process of evaluating options for building a web property.
The reason is not difficult to find.
Many Portal tools have built some basic capabilities for managing content. In the same way, many Web Content Management tools have built capabilities for managing web site experience and thus evolving i…

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Portals Research version 9.1 has updates to IBM WebSphere and Liferay Evaluations

We’ve just updated our Enterprise Portals research with updates to our reviews of IBM WebSphere and Liferay.
Within the Portals marketplace, IBM and Liferay seem to be the ones that most frequently appear on customer short lists. But that also means they get scrutinized much more based on frequent feedback we get from our customers. Based on this, we’ve updated our reviews of these two products in…

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Rave Becomes a New Apache Portal Project

About a year back, when Apache Rave was announced, I had mentioned in my blog that It will be a while before Rave reaches a stage where customers can actually benefit from it. Now Rave has graduated to become an Apache top-level project. That itself is an achievement and congratulations are in order to the team supporting Rave. But is Rave anywhere closer to realizing its promise, and is it good e…

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Can OneCloud from Box Bring Cloud and Mobile Together?

Well, that’s a buzzword-compliant question…but an important one nonetheless.
Consider that:

Mobile has been a big driver of cloud
Tablets (iPad in particular) have become increasingly prevalent within enterprises
Enterprises are paying more attention to cloud and mobile

Since Box wants to become more enterprise-y, it has taken advantage of these trends, witnessed most recently…

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