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from the blog

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 [...]

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 [...]

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’ [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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On the Radar: M-Files

Published: 28 Sep 15

M-Files Corporation offers a metadata-driven enterprise information management solution, M-Files, for both unstructured content and structured data (available on-premise, in the cloud, and in [...]

Social collaboration in transition

Published: 25 Sep 15

In a study carried out in July 2015, MWD Advisors asked participants about the level of interest in – and adoption of – social collaboration technologies within their organisations. As well as [...]

On the Radar: Mvine

Published: 18 Sep 15

UK-based Mvine provides hosted, externally-facing online communities and client portals based on the Mvine Cloud Enablement Platform. With a strong professional services focus, the company [...]

On the Radar: Alfresco

Published: 10 Sep 15

Alfresco provides an open core, open standards-based platform for content management, extended enterprise collaboration, business process management, compliance management, and case management which [...]

Will Socialcast go the distance with VMware?

Published: 04 Sep 15

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 [...]

meet the lead analyst

Angela Ashenden, Principal Analyst

Angela is a highly accomplished and experienced IT industry analyst and public speaker. With experience in many areas around collaboration and information management, she has advised clients on technology and management issues relating to collaboration, enterprise content management, portals, workflow, enterprise search and e-learning. Angela regularly presents at conferences and seminars on information management technology and markets, as well as writing for journals and trade publications on various topics.

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