Market Trends

Hybrid enterprise content management (ECM) is resonating with organizations that recognize the opportunities that the cloud offers to meet the needs of mobile workers. They also recognize they need a solution that supports collaborative use cases, particularly those that involve stakeholders from other organizations, while balancing the need to deal with vast content stores and systems that remain on-premises. ECM deployed via hybrid models supports a variety of use cases today and gives customers a solid path to the future, where the cloud is likely to be more prevalent.

It’s great validation when industry analysts back up what we’re seeing with customers.  A new Analyst Connection, sponsored by Alfresco from Melissa Webster, IDC Vice President for Content & Digital Media Technologies does just that.

Here’s an excerpt:

Hybrid ECM is a deployment architecture that combines on-premise and cloud computing in a seamless and flexible way. It marries enterprise-class cloud file sync and share with enterprise content management. It provides an end-to-end, managed environment that lets organizations empower users while retaining full control over their enterprise content. It’s the best of both worlds, and it lends itself to numerous scenarios.

And another:

Hybrid ECM gives organizations an elegant way to address diverse use cases and resolve the inherent tension between use cases that are more cloud focused and use cases that need on-premise services. As SaaS adoption continues to grow, hybrid ECM gives organizations the flexibility to move applications — together with related enterprise content — to the cloud. Organizations are still evolving their cloud strategies, so that flexibility is a big advantage.

Read the rest of what Melissa has to say in this insightful IDC Analyst Connection. Let us know how you are using Alfresco’s hybrid ECM and don’t forget to share your interesting use case with us for a chance to present at Alfresco Summit.

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Kathleen Reidy

Kathleen Reidy is the Director of Market Strategy at Alfresco.

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