Which Hybrid Cloud Model Works Best for ECM?

“Hybrid Cloud” is a deployment architecture in which you combine the capabilities of  different cloud-based deployment models (public, private, community, and so forth). This can potentially mitigate some of the security and compliance concerns that may arise in a public cloud environment.
These concerns are particularly germane for the enterprise content management (ECM) tools an…

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IBM to acquire Silverpop

Last week, IBM announced a definitive agreement to acquire marketing automation vendor Silverpop. Silverpop is an Atlanta, GA-based, 500-employee company. Its marketing platform "Engage" offers email-based campaign management and lead management, along with rudimentary landing page management.
In our last update to RSG’s Marketing Automation and Social evaluations, we had mentioned that…

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Updated ECM reviews including Documentum, IBM, Alfresco, Oracle, Microsoft, OpenText, and others

This week, we release a new Version 10 of our ECM research. It’s a major release and you’ll find a lot that’s new. Below, I highlight the key changes:
New category of vendors
We now define two categories in the Enterprise Content Management (ECM). These are:

ECM/DM vendors who provide a wide range of services around document and enterprise content management
Cloud-based File Sharing &…

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Webinar: Is Your ECM/DM Cloud-Ready?

The Enterprise Content Management marketplace has been roiled by upstart — but increasingly successful — cloud-based file-sharing (CFS) vendors. Traditional ECM software vendors have responded in diverse ways, including acquiring cloud services, building-out cloud-enabled services, or creating completely separate, cloud-based products.

From a customer perspective, this means you have…

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OpenText Suing Box and Dropbox Buying Readmill – What Does It Mean?

The past few weeks have been abuzz with news in the cloud-based file sharing and sync marketplace. Box filed for an IPO in March, then Dropbox acquired Readmill (h/t David Hobbs), and now OpenText is seeking damages from Box for patent infringement.
This activity strengthens my belief that cloud-file sharing as a simple, stand-alone category of tools is not going to persist for long.
OpenText (who…

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