5 Thoughts – Box Included in Forrester Wave for ECM


On August 28th The Forrester Wave™ for Enterprise Content Management (Business Content Services, Q3) was released[1]. I’ve been saying for a while that some of the EFSS vendors, Box among them, are going to be part of the… Read More

The Hybridization of EFSS and ECM


Consumer and enterprise file synchronization and sharing popped up because people needed a way to easily share and collaborate on business content. This gave rise to the “Dropbox problem”, which is just stupid and ignores the real problem;… Read More

Enterprise File Sync & Share Should Just Go Away


Gartner released their 2nd annual Enterprise File Sync & Share Magic Quadrant (EFSS MQ) recently (2015-07-22). Coincidentally, this is my 2nd annual post taking issue with it. It’s not that I’m denying the existence of vendors that provide… Read More

#ECM Impact of the IBM / Box Partnership


   

Box Announces Governance – Another Step Towards #ECMnext


So Box came out and announced Box Governance this week. For those of you thinking that Box is just one of the surfeit of file sharing providers on the planet, think again. Box has been steadfast in stating… Read More

The Metamorphosis of Enterprise Content Management


Regardless of what you’ve been hearing, Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is not dead. For years ECM has been harangued as being overly cumbersome, overly expensive, overly difficult, and underwhelming when it came to delivering benefits. That’s all about… Read More

Case Study: Managing Information – How and Why


This is the second case study type thing I’m trying. It’ll likely be the last for a while as I have nothing left that I can publish without getting sued. Ah, the joys of being an independent consultant…. Read More

Adopting ECM – A Case Study in Failure


Earlier this year I completed an assessment of Alfresco for a university client. The university licensed Alfresco several years ago and did not have much success. They hired me to find out why, and what to do about… Read More

AIIM2015 – Quick Thoughts


This year the annual AIIM Conference was held in San Diego, California; way better than last year’s location which was really a few hotels sitting on reclaimed swamp land or something. And it was great to reconnect with… Read More

Enterprise File Sync & Share – It’s Not What You Think It Is


When Gartner came out with their Magic Quadrant for Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) back in July 2014 I laughed a little because I find the idea of an EFSS market, well, laughable. Yes, I know they… Read More