Author: Jim Lundy Date: May 4, 2015
Topics: Content Management, Collaboration Research Note Number: 2015-15
Issue: How is content management evolving?
Issue: Who are the collaboration providers and how will they evolve?
Summary: Content Management and Collaboration are the primary ways that people share information. Aragon’s 2015 Hot Vendors in Content and Collaboration make that easy for internal and external teams to do.
There are many ways to share, manage and collaborate around content, and the need to easily share information between people and on mobile devices is growing. It is all about the digital experience with ease of use trumping everything. This Hot Vendor Research Note profiles three new Hot Vendors that are helping enterprises get work done by integrating content and collaboration capabilities into one solution.
One of the largest changes is mobility: workers are no longer tied to a fixed workplace, schedule or inventory of devices. They work at home, in airports, at hotels or in the air, often on their own tablets and smartphones, and do their own system management and provisioning. They want easy-to-use tools and will sign up for new services that they feel will help them get work done.
The Need for Speed
The challenge today is to share information faster and work more efficiently in a real-time environment. New platforms make it easy for workers and enterprises to share content and to build sites that are easy to use. An intuitive user interface that employs design techniques such as progressive disclosure is one of the key things that are driving this trend toward a new generation of content and collaboration providers.
Breaking Down Barriers in Content and Collaboration
The biggest trend that these new emerging hot vendors are doing is breaking down traditional silos in content and collaboration. Vendors such as Moxtra and Samepage both offer functionality that in the past might take two or three products to match the same level of functionality.
Business buyers are looking for simplicity and getting the job done. These integrated offerings will put clear pressure on incumbent providers in content and collaboration.
The Content and Collaboration Hot Vendors for 2015 are:
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