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Success breeds success with social collaboration

For any social collaboration initiative, one of the biggest challenges is making the leap from the early adopter stage to broad, cross-organisation use of the platform. Whether you’ve built your initiative on a foundation of viral, grass roots adoption of a free tool, or whether you’ve sensibly started small and focused, with a carefully identified […]

Posted on Monday, October 5, 2015 by

Box’s platform alteration

I was in San Francisco for Box’s annual BoxWorks conference last week, and once again the platform theme loomed large. There was some re-capping on announcements which I’ve covered in earlier blogs – such as the deep partnership with IBM (bringing significant ECM and case management integration, and cloud storage options through SoftLayer); and some that built […]

Posted on Monday, October 5, 2015 by

Metadata rules content management with M-Files

Finnish-born M-Files Corporation provides a metadata-powered enterprise information management solution which can be deployed on-premise, in the cloud, or in a hybrid arrangement. M-Files’ Enterprise Information Management platform is designed to manage both structured data (e.g. ERP and CRM data) and unstructured content (e.g. documents, images, media) throughout any content-based workflow. Here’s the important thing: rather than […]

Posted on Friday, October 2, 2015 by

In content management, what’s the difference between a hybrid cloud and a hybrid cloud?

Well… our recent research has shown that although “hybrid” has been catapulted into the centre of vendors’ marketing word-clouds in large friendly letters, when we scratch the surface we find the term’s being stretched to cover a number of different capabilities. What’s driving this race to capture the middle ground? Enterprise customers beyond the born-in-the-cloud […]

Posted on Friday, September 18, 2015 by

Mvine – your flexible friend?

Based in London UK, Mvine is a provider of online communities and portals to help organisations engage with clients, and support collaboration and communication among members, in a secure, cloud-hosted environment. The company’s solutions – which can be fully customised and configured for each client depending on their needs and priorities – are built on […]

Posted on Friday, September 18, 2015 by

More than just words: why social collaboration needs executives to lead by example

Senior executive buy-in and commitment is often cited as a vital element in the success of a social collaboration initiative, but I’ve found that the reasons behind this aren’t always comprehensively understood, meaning that often it doesn’t quite go far enough to be worthwhile. Of course, any project that requires adoption by multiple departments within […]

Posted on Monday, September 14, 2015 by

Alfresco: a company in transition

Alfresco provides an open core, open standards-based platform for content management, extended enterprise collaboration, business process management, compliance management, and case management which can be deployed on-premise, in the cloud, or as a hybrid solution. Alfresco’s portfolio provides a lightweight platform for ECM, BPM, and content collaboration across the extended enterprise. It comprises Alfresco One’s […]

Posted on Sunday, September 13, 2015 by

Will Socialcast go the distance with VMware?

VMware entered the social collaboration market four years ago, in May 2011, through its acquisition of pure play vendor Socialcast. The move was part of a trio of collaboration software acquisitions by the company in the space of just over a year, with email vendor Zimbra and presentation software vendor SlideRocket completing the set. However, […]

Posted on Friday, September 4, 2015 by

All change again at Zimbra/Telligent as both are acquired

Well it’s hard to keep up with these guys.  Just a few weeks after I published my latest analysis of Zimbra and where it’s going, this week saw two separate acquisitions which split the two parts of the company once more. The first news was that the social collaboration part of the business (formerly “Telligent”, […]

Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2015 by

Survey results: Social collaboration in transition

Last month, we launched an online survey to take the pulse of the social collaboration market, to get insights into the current levels of adoption maturity, the experiences of those who have already embraced social collaboration, and the concerns of those who have yet to invest in this technology. We’re delighted to announce the results […]

Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 by