The enterprise file sharing and synchronization (EFSS) space is a cutthroat world. With a huge number of vendors (too many if you ask me) and some serious funding having been poured into the space, people are gunning to build defensible momentum. And sometimes that comes out in unfortunate ways. Case in point: a pitch I received a while ago from Alfresco.

Alfresco is an enterprise content management (ECM) vendor. Right there is a clue that something isn’t quite right. While most vendors in the space talk about cloud content management or EFSS, generally only vendors trapped in a fairly legacy view of the world use the term ECM. We’ll give Alfresco the benefit of the doubt, however, and see what the company has to say.

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Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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