Enterprise Mobile Technology – A Changing Marketplace

Last week, RSG released a major update to our Enterprise Mobile Technology platform evaluations.  The changes reflect a fast-evolving marketplace. Here are some key themes. Evolving Tiers As the mobile experience management marketplace has expanded, it’s beginning to resemble most other advanced enterprise technology marketplaces in its 3-tier structure: Infrastructure Vendors: Large IT… Read More … Read moreEnterprise Mobile Technology – A Changing Marketplace

Should you use built-in application services from your enterprise portal platform?

Enterprise portal vendors routinely market their toolsets by pointing to pre-built functionality.  In a previous post, I looked at the issue of out-of-the-box portlets available from vendors’ portlet catalogs. Now let’s look at a related issue of bundled application services, nominally full-blown subsystems for which you would otherwise license a separate platform. Bundled Application Servic… … Read moreShould you use built-in application services from your enterprise portal platform?

Mobile Technology Updates to IBM, Oracle, Salesforce, Antenna, Kony, Verivo, and others

This week, RSG released a major update to our Enterprise Mobile Technology vendor evaluations. It’s version 2.0 of this report. I’ll highlight some thematic trends some subsequent posts, but to give you an idea of what’s in the new version, you’ll find: Updates to almost all the vendor evaluations in this fast-moving space Several new … Read moreMobile Technology Updates to IBM, Oracle, Salesforce, Antenna, Kony, Verivo, and others

Number of Portlets in WebSphere, Liferay, and Oracle — Does Size Matter?

Most enterprise portal vendors — including IBM, Liferay, and Oracle — brag about the number of pre-built portlets and applications that come bundled with their platforms. Then a question arises for you the customer: How much of a differentiator are these portlet catalogs when evaluating portal technologies? The Case for Portlet Catalogs One of the … Read moreNumber of Portlets in WebSphere, Liferay, and Oracle — Does Size Matter?

Will Firefox OS be a game changer for digital marketers?

Handset manufacturers have started launching phones based on Firefox OS, targeting customers in developing countries. The devices have modest hardware requirements (e.g., 128 MB RAM) and provide touchscreen-based, smartphone-type capabilities at fraction of the smartphone price. Huge New Customer Base? Okay, not quite a smartphone-killer, but still very good for $35. You get a camera, … Read moreWill Firefox OS be a game changer for digital marketers?