Alfresco Software Positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise File Synchronization & Sharing
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San Mateo, July 15, 2014 – Alfresco Software, already a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management (ECM) for five consecutive years 1 today announced it has also been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Visionaries quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise File Synchronization & Sharing (EFSS).” 2
According to Gartner, “EFSS refers to a range of on-premises or cloud-based capabilities that enable individuals to synchronize and share documents, photos, videos and files across multiple devices, such as smartphones, tablets and PCs.” Gartner adds that, “Security and collaboration support are critical capabilities of EFSS to address enterprise priorities.” 3
Fueled by a differentiated hybrid model and open-source DNA, Alfresco Software serves a customer base that requires enterprise-grade content management that works across cloud, mobile, hybrid and on-premise environments.
“EFSS are basic features that any modern ECM system must have,” said Doug Dennerline, Alfresco CEO. “We believe that Alfresco’s vision to offer customers a unique, hybrid approach with built-in file synchronization and sharing capabilities has been validated here. More importantly, our customers appreciate our open architecture and have the flexibility to customize their solutions to their unique business need."
In the report, Gartner also predicts: “By 2017, part of the enterprise file synchronization and sharing (EFSS) market will be absorbed into adjacent markets (e.g., collaboration and content management).”
"As Gartner indicates in the report, the shelf life of EFSS as a stand-alone product is short lived. File sync and share is moving to be just another feature within larger enterprise applications,” added Dennerline. “Besides, in our experience, the more highly valued the content, the more likely a customer is to use the Alfresco solution.”
Since 2005, Alfresco has enabled companies to more effectively collaborate across the extended enterprise and put their content to work. It does so by meeting the needs of both IT and the business, by reducing information silos and making content smart, secure and actionable. Alfresco is simply the smarter way to access, manage, deliver and secure content.
To access the Gartner report, go to: https://www.alfresco.com/gartner/efss.
Alfresco helps teams share, manage and retain content across the extended enterprise with simplicity that end users love and smarts that IT can endorse. Alfresco enables more than 1,300 organizations in more than 180 countries to collaborate more effectively, improve business process efficiency and ensure information governance. Across cloud, mobile, hybrid and on-premise environments, Alfresco is smart enterprise content made easy. Founded in 2005, Alfresco is headquartered in Maidenhead, outside of London with U.S. headquarters in San Mateo. Learn more at: www.alfresco.com.
2, 3 Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Enterprise File Synchronization & Sharing, Analyst(s): Monica Basso |Jeffrey Mann| Charles Smulders, Published 2 July 2014
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