Hybrid Cloud News & Analysis
| Wednesday Nov 6, 2013
While there’s no question that cloud computing is here to stay, the numbers suggest that the need to manage content in the cloud has a variety of business drivers. The challenge facing organizations is that these various drivers are not necessarily consistent or aligned with each other.
| Tuesday Nov 5, 2013
Up until now, most enterprise File Sync and Share vendors have provided a service that looks -- and works -- much like Dropbox for Companies. Sure, the players in the space have added all sorts of security, controls, mobile capabilities, corporate branding, as well as integration with other enterprise applications to their offerings, but they’ve missed two important marks -- they weren’t built from the ground up for the way work gets done or with the deep, difficult to penetrate protections that companies need.
Syncplicity, with its latest release, becomes the exception.
| Thursday Sep 12, 2013
While intranets have become a must for most organizations because they allow for centralized, efficient information sharing and management, suppliers, partners and customers often need to get their hands on (and probably contribute to) some of that very same information as well … which, of course, is not possible with an intranet that is accessible only to the organization’s internal employees.
| Wednesday Jul 17, 2013
Last week when Dropbox announced that they planned to kill the hard drive, some of us may have accepted this as the natural progression of things. But if you stopped to think about what the end of the hard drive would really mean for the enterprise -- you may have wondered if it’s such a good idea.
| Thursday Jun 27, 2013
Cloud hosting company Rackspace has debuted its Private Cloud software on Openstack Grizzly, the latest version of the Openstack system, and the release adds virtual networks and active directory integration to the Private Cloud.
| Tuesday May 7, 2013
Choice is a big word in IT today and though it’s commonly used in conversations that center around end-user interfaces, mobile devices and the Cloud, Enterprises need flexible file storage options too.
| Tuesday Mar 19, 2013
This week in document management we heard how SpringCM has upgraded its content security to enable safer mobile computing. OpenText was also busy this week with not one, or two, but four different upgrades and releases, while Ademero upgraded Content Central to v6.5. Meanwhile, we sat down with Alfresco to find out about the future of cloud computing.
| Thursday Mar 14, 2013
While many enterprises are still wrestling with the problems of cloud computing and whether they should make the jump, a small number of companies are providing stepping stones to the cloud that can make the transition less painful -- Alfresco and its hybrid model is one of them. Alfresoco’s Director of Cloud Services David Gildeh sat down with us last week to explain what this is all about.
| Thursday Jan 31, 2013
Earlier in the month former Alfresco CEO John Powell outlined a change in the business direction of Alfresco that will take it to and IPO in US and a wider global presence. Today, Doug Dennerline announced the acquisition of Germany-based WeWebU that will expand its enterprise portfolio for content management.
| Monday Jan 28, 2013
It occurred to me recently that people are talking about “the cloud” these days almost as much as they talk about the weather. Need to reduce spending on IT infrastructure? Move to the cloud! Want to increase accessibility? Move to the cloud! Hoping to streamline processes? Move to the cloud!
| Tuesday Nov 6, 2012
In the last few years, the nature of content in the workplace, and therefore enterprise content management, has transformed in several powerful and important ways.
| Tuesday Jun 12, 2012
With broad adoption of SharePoint 2010 coupled with the business need to drive down costs and management overhead of information technology, many organizations are looking more closely at hosted versions of SharePoint -- both private and public cloud offerings, as well as Office365.
| Thursday Oct 20, 2011
Today was the second and final day of Lucid Imagination’s annual Lucene love fest, Apache Lucene EuroCon, in Barcelona, Spain. The information exchange, networking and new ideas continued to flow in sessions, halls and over the free wine at lunch.
| Tuesday Aug 30, 2011
Security and integration are two of the biggest challenges of cloud computing. They drive many enterprises to manage their most sensitive assets internally -- creating a complex portfolio of systems spanning public and private clouds. IBM wants to make the complexity a little easier to manage.
| Thursday Oct 7, 2010
Think you’re ready for the cloud? Think that the cloud will magically solve your company’s storage problems? For some, the cloud will be a great technological advancement. For others, it won’t be the right fit.
At Forrester’s Content and Collaboration Forum this afternoon, Forrester principal analyst Rob Koplowitz debriefed us about the Current State of Collaboration in the Cloud. Here’s what we learned.