Market Trends

It has been six months since Alfresco launched Alfresco One with support for hybrid open source enterprise content management (ECM) scenarios.  Alfresco’s enterprise sync capabilities let organizations put content in the cloud to support mobility, collaboration as well as other use cases, while still powering processes that need to access on-premise data or back-end systems.

This hybrid ECM model is resonating with our customers as they are in various stages of moving content and process to the cloud.  They like the flexibility it gives them to support a variety of scenarios and all of their users without forcing them into a cloud-only situation or creating new silos.

Like many of our customers, industry analysts are seeing value in Alfresco’s hybrid model as well.

In a new SWOT analysis, Ovum writes of Alfresco:

A powerful capability is the hybrid cloud model, which allows organizations to combine an on-premise implementation for office-based employees and cloud access for remote workers and partners. This allows specific content to be made available to mobile workers and partners, which can be worked on and then synced back to the on-premise version.

Ovum found a number of others strengths in Alfresco as well, such as strong support for mobile workers, an active developer community and low-cost compared to legacy ECM providers.

Alan Pelz-Sharpe of 451 Research also made note of Alfresco’s hybrid model in a recent write-up on Alfresco’s acquisition of WeWebU.  He says:

WeWebU’s MobileWorkdesk application should play very nicely with Alfresco’s new hybrid cloud offering. Overall, as Alfresco moves toward an IPO, expanding its commercial offerings to specific business applications makes good sense.

Learn more for yourself from this report and others available on Alfresco’s web site:



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Kathleen Reidy

Kathleen Reidy is the Director of Market Strategy at Alfresco.

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