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Dropbox’s billions – what’s in a run-rate?

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The news that Dropbox revenue has reached the $1Bn annual run-rate marker on Monday has tended to rather over-shadow the company’s other announcements this week (general availability of notetaking tool Dropbox Paper, early access to Smart Sync which unifies access to online and offline folders, new web UI, new price plans for Dropbox Business, etc.). But […]

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AWS brings on ‘bots for the masses’ with new AI services

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If you like your hullabaloo to come in compute, storage, database/analytics, and devops-related flavours, then AWS’ annual re:Invent ‘educational conference’ event in Las Vegas last week didn’t disappoint. And that’s before the company revealed its new AI services and IoT on-device capabilities. This year’s highlights included seven new Amazon EC2 instances; a ‘simple VPS’ called […]

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On the Radar: AeroFS

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

AeroFS provides an on-premise peer-to-peer file sync-and-share platform, upon which it’s now developed a content collaboration and team messaging tool called Amium. Who? AeroFS is a specialist provider of file sharing and collaboration tools, headquartered in Palo Alto, CA. What does it do? Having spent its first few years focusing solely on the on-premise enterprise […]

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On the Radar: Nuxeo

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

Nuxeo provides an open source platform for content management, document collaboration, and digital asset management (deployable on-premise or in the cloud) that combines a binary filestore with either a NoSQL or SQL database to effect a ‘big data’ approach to ECM. Who? Nuxeo is a specialist content management technology provider, headquartered in New York – […]

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Dell EMC keeps up the Momentum with Documentum and LEAP

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Dell EMC’s Enterprise Content Division, home to the Documentum family, has been newly extended with lightweight cloud based content apps and platform under the LEAP brand. The division’s Momentum Europe conference in Barcelona brought positive, forward-looking messages of “better togetherness” aimed at customers and partners… But the cloud-savvy imagery wouldn’t have been lost on prospective […]

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IBM maps out Watson’s road to cognitive ECM

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The Watson brand has exerted a heavy gravitational pull on IBM’s promotion across a wide range of its products and services for some time now. At this week’s World of Watson event in Las Vegas IBM showed the most compelling presentation of the story I’ve seen so far of how the company’s machine learning services are being woven into the fabric […]

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How GIW shares files and sheds backup risks with Dropbox

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

Slurry pump manufacturer GIW has deployed Dropbox for two reasons: to enable it to share files across its globally-dispersed workforce, operating in often challenging environments; and also to create a centralised backup of files hitherto held only on field personnel’s laptops. Case study key facts Organisation GIW Industry Mining and metals Current goals GIW is […]

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Box Relay and the workflow Goldilocks Zone

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With Box Relay, Box and IBM have pitched a product into the Goldilocks Zone of ‘just enough’ content collaboration workflow – not too simplistic as to be little better than email and spreadsheets; not too over-engineered as to put people off for relatively small content processes. This year’s BoxWorks conference gave us a slew of announcements. There are re-designed UIs […]

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OpenText buys Documentum, but will LEAP be squashed or polished?

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So Documentum finally has a new home. With the ink barely dry on Dell’s takeover of EMC, OpenText today announced its intention to acquire EMC’s Enterprise Content Division (ECD) for $1.62B. When the deal concludes (likely around the tail-end of 2016, or early 2017) OpenText will be the proud new owners of Documentum, InfoArchive and […]

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