IDG Contributor Network: Alfresco uses FUD to gain attention, misses the real point

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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