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OpenText acquires Documentum

Today we got confirmation that OpenText is buying Documentum (aka Dell EMC’s Content Management Division).  Let’s say right up front we think this is a good move. Though some upheaval is to be expected, it makes a great deal of sense for both parties. Though Documentum was acquired by EMC in 2003 for $1.7B  (and… read more >


IBM and Box create a workflow tool for regular folks

On Tuesday, September 6th Alan Pelz-Sharpe was quoted in a Tech Crunch article written by Ron Miller: “This ability to build workflows easily creates real separation from the file sync and share pack, says Alan Pelz-Sharpe, an analyst with Digital Clarity Group. “This is in my opinion easily their most important release to date as… read more >


Meet Alan Pelz-Sharpe at BoxWorks.

BoxWorks is about empowering IT leaders to take control of their technology destiny. Businesses in every industry are under incredible pressure to empower all-new ways of working, while ensuring that critical information is protected. At BoxWorks, hear from leading CIOs and technology visionaries about how to harness the potential of cloud and mobile computing to produce more productive workforces and lasting competitive advantage. Network with your peers and get into the “nuts and bolts” of the Box content collaboration platform.



September 6-8, 2016. Moscone West, SF, USA. Analyst attending: Alan Pelz-Sharpe. Event website: BoxWorks read more >

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Box Goes Global, Addresses EU Concerns With Zones

Egnyte, for its part, leverages Google Cloud. Pelz-Sharpe called Syncplicity a “small player” and Egnyte “interesting.” But at the end of the day, the file sharing game is between two vendors, he said, Dropbox and Box. Box, for its part, has outgrown its EFSS roots. Pelz-Sharpe told CMSWire that when he talks to clients about… read more >

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Digital Asset Management Round-Up, February 2016

Digital Clarity Group’s DAM round-up condenses and consolidates some of the digital asset management industry’s most topical news and happenings from the past couple of months.  This edition’s round-up covers the projected increased market growth and adoption of digital asset management solutions, as well as ADAM software’s recent release of version 5.5 of its DAM… read more >

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Commoditization, Innovation, and “Transformation” — Through the Lens of Box

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal prior to their mid-January 2015 IPO, Box’s CEO Aaron Levie was asked, “Is online file sharing a commodity?” Levie hedged the answer, offering only that “the storage component of what we do is a commodity product.” But, in truth, storage alone has long been undifferentiated. (Thumb drives, anyone?)… read more >

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DCG Podcasts: Enterprise File Sync & Share

February 2015 – The Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) market got a boost with Box’s recent IPO. In this podcast Digital Clarity Group’s Connie Moore and Chris Walker discuss the EFSS market, some of the players, and whether EFSS can succeed where Enterprise Content Management (ECM) has failed.

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BoxWorks 2014 – quick thoughts, delayed

I attended BoxWorks2014 in San Francisco, from September 2nd to 4th. It was fun. It was great to reconnect with some folks I hadn’t seen in a while, and to meet some people face-to-face for the first time. This paragraph feels like one of those “what I did during summer vacation” essays. You may be… read more >


Jive and Box step closer to employee systems of engagement

If you have held a job for more than a few days you know that information management, access, and exchange are the achilles heel of the knowledge-based enterprise. It’s no surprise then that enterprise social and collaboration tools have been the focus of so much investment and innovation in recent years, among both start-ups and… read more >

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