Ovum says ECM in cloud will emerge in 2016


New opportunities for enterprise content management (ECM) in the cloud will emerge in 2016, while disruption will occur in ECM as major vendors adopt small and manageable solutions, global analyst firm Ovum said.

In its 2016 Trends to Watch report, Ovum noted that growing number of organizations are prepared to put more content into the cloud. Hence, it expects considerable increase in ECM cloud.

“For many organizations, this will be the first cloud-based ECM system they will deploy, and it is a good way of testing the water as far as cloud is concerned,” said Sue Clarke, a Senior Analyst of Information Management and author of the report

Therefore, in 2016, “Consider implementing enterprise file sync and share as a way of providing employees with the means to share and collaborate on content,” said Clarke.

Further, Ovum said the ECM landscape has entered a period of rapid evolution and large vendors are shortening their product portfolios into smaller, more manageable solutions.

“2016 promises to be an eventful year in the ECM market, with organizations having greater freedom to select a best-of-breed approach to implementation, flexible deployment models, and the availability of applications to help manage and protect content,” Clarke said.

Clarke suggested that organizations must now be able to deliver content securely to a range of mobile devices.

“The growing use of mobile devices is making it more difficult to monitor and control what employees do with corporate content. It is therefore important that organizations implement the right tools to control what actions employees can take with content,” the analyst added.

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