Document Management and Cloud Files Converging?

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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2014 Portals and Content Integration Market Analysis

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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Mobile App Development is about much more than UI creation

I’ve found a general mis-impression among some enterprises that mobile app development is really simple.  For some reason, many people seem to think mobile app development is just about building a mobile user interface, and as a result they focus primarily on the front-end. Some mobile development tool vendors exacerbate things by touting their "rapid development" capabilities.
Of…

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Why is Mobile Testing So Hard?

We often find enterprises underestimating the effort required to test mobile apps. After all, how much testing effort will it take if you are developing native apps for just two operating systems —  iOS (Apple’s mobile operating system that runs iPhone and iPad) and Android?
A lot, it turns out.
Let’s look at iOS first.
The latest version of iOS (version 7) runs on iPhone 4, 4S, 5 and the re…

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New Enterprise Mobile Platform evaluations of IBM, Oracle, Kony, Antenna, SAP, Adobe, and others

Today RSG released a new Enterprise Mobile Platforms Report, which takes a hard look at the technology that supports the creation and delivery of mobile experiences for your customers or employees.
Version 1.0 of this research critically evaluates 21 major vendors, including IBM, Adobe, Antenna, Kony, Motorola, SAP, Appcelerator, Netbiscuits, Oracle, and others.
Key themes from this 205-page repor…

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PhoneGap/Cordova Vs Oracle and IBM Mobile Offerings

So-called "hybrid" apps constitute one of the major types of cross-platform mobile apps. Under this approach, you basically create your app using web technologies — HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript — and then "wrap" it with a web-to-native wrapper that converts it into a downloadable app.
This approach has many pros and cons that we explore in our forthcoming Enterprise Mobile Plat…

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Major Updates to our Digital Marketing Technology Evaluations

The digital marketing technology world moves quickly. To keep up with the changes, we have just released a major update to our Digital Marketing Technology vendor evaluations.

Version 2.0 of this report finds Adobe, IBM, Oracle, and Salesforce cobbling together broad digital marketing capabilities via acquisitions. The research also evaluates key independent players, like Act-On, Marketo, SDL, Si…

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Do Documentum, IBM WebSphere, and SocialText really compete? Which path should you take?

Nearly all the tools in the marketplaces we cover claim to excel in "collaboration" services. Who could possibly not?
To some extent the vendors are justified, since collaboration has many flavors. For example, enterprises looking to create more collaborative digital environments often ask us if they should use their:

Existing Document Management tools such as EMC|Documentum, FileNe…

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Liferay vs. Alfresco for Document Management

You might think comparing Liferay & Alfresco is like comparing apples and oranges, given each address different marketplaces (Portals and Document Management, respectively). But we’re asked to compare these two very often. Many services, such as search and document management, are often included in portal software itself. As a result, enterprises almost surely face decisions about when to use…

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Not all types of native mobile apps are created equal

A "native app" in the context of mobile applications is a type of application developed for a specific handheld platform. The platform usually refers to an operating system (e.g., iOS, Android, etc.) but can also include different mobile device types in conjunction with the operating system.
Native apps offer some advantages over mobile web apps, and many enterprises want to offer them t…

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