1. Market Research
  2. > Telecom Market Trends
  3. >  Content Collaboration Platforms—2016 Buyers% Guide 

 Content Collaboration Platforms—2016 Buyers% Guide 

  • April 2016
  • -
  • Frost & Sullivan
  • -
  • 22 pages

Content Collaboration Platforms—2016 Buyers' Guide : Document Collaboration for the Internet Era

This Frost & Sullivan market insight provides an overview of the content collaboration market, which includes the business-grade tools necessary to support creation, modification, editing, sharing and storage of business content. This study defines the content collaboration market, identifies the current market trends and that drive the current market, as well identifies future trends that will affect end user adoption and the competitive landscape.

Along with defining the market itself, this research study provides competitive profiles on a number of the top competitors in the content collaboration market today. Finally, this research suggest that other vendors of collaboration tools could extend their products to compete in the content collaboration the market.

Introduction

Business collaboration tools are most often associated with real-time unified communications applications. The entire unified communications (UC) stack, including telephony, instant messaging/presence, group chat, conferencing tools, and mobile applications are all designed to enable business users to connect and communicate without needing to be in the same room. However, connecting users is only half of what is required to ensure effective collaboration. Business content such as word processing documents, spreadsheets, images, and presentations, are typically created by individuals, yet are destined to be shared and modified by other people both within and outside of an organization.

Real-time UC tools only partially address the way content is edited, approved, and maintained. Content collaboration happens both in real-time mode, with users discussing and modifying content at the same time and/or location, and asynchronously, whereby users each contribute to a shared piece of content at varying times and locations. Tools and services that facilitate and optimize content collaboration integrate closely with real-time UC tools, but stand on their own as part of a greater unified communications and collaboration (UCC) application stack. Historically, content collaboration has been focused on two technologies: network storage and virtual private networking (VPN). Network storage, either on corporate servers or dedicated network attached storage, enables content sharing across local area networks (LANs).

Desk-bound office workers can upload files to a virtual work space shared with colleagues, allowing them to open and edit content at any time. As an alternative to copying files to a physical media such as USB flash drives and then hand-delivering the file to a colleague, network file sharing is highly efficient. Network file sharing was later extended to remote or highly mobile users through VPN access. Using a VPN, organizations can replicate the “on-network” experience for remotely connected users, however accessing network storage across wide area networks (WANs) or the Internet can be a slow experience.
Alternatively, many of the business processes around the creation, editing and approval of business content rely heavily on email. As its use has evolved from simple text-based messages to include file attachments, the fundamental design and nature of email precludes it from becoming the most effective tool for ongoing collaboration and instead could represent a security risk for sensitive business data. File attachments in an email are static captures of business content at the moment it was sent, creating an issue of version control. In a worst-case scenario, if a piece of business content is sent to multiple collaborators, each could make his or her own edits to that content before sending a new attachment to the others. Without an effective way to manage these edits, dozens of versions of the same piece of content emerge that need to be rationalized into a final version.

Table Of Contents

 Content Collaboration Platforms—2016 Buyers% Guide 
Introduction 3
Market Definitions 4
Market Trends 5
Market Drivers6
Competitor Profiles7
Box7
Citrix Sharefile 8
Dropbox 10
Egnyte11
Google Apps/Drive 13
IBM Connections 14
Microsoft Office 365/ OneDrive for Business 16
Salesforce Files 17
Market Predictions 19
Conclusions20
Legal Disclaimer21
The Frost and Sullivan Story 22

View This Report »

Get Industry Insights. Simply.

  • Latest reports & slideshows with insights from top research analysts
  • 24 Million searchable statistics with tables, figures & datasets
  • More than 10,000 trusted sources
24/7 Customer Support

Talk to Ahmad

+1 718 618 4302

Purchase Reports From Reputable Market Research Publishers
Unified Communication as a Service Market by Component, Organization Size, Industry, and Region - Global Forecast to 2021

Unified Communication as a Service Market by Component, Organization Size, Industry, and Region - Global Forecast to 2021

  • $ 7150
  • Industry report
  • August 2016
  • by MarketsandMarkets

“Growing trends of mobility and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), shifting expense from CAPEX to OPEX and service deployment across the globe and growing importance of asset tracking are some of the drivers ...

Unified Communication as a Service Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2016 – 2024

Unified Communication as a Service Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2016 – 2024

  • $ 5795
  • Industry report
  • August 2016
  • by Transparency Market Research

Unified Communication as a Service (UCaaS) is an emerging technology that is attracting the interest of enterprises and developer communities. UCaaS is a pre-integrated, permanently updated, standardized, ...

Voice over Wireless LAN Market by Solution, Application, End-User, & Geography - Global Forecast to 2022

Voice over Wireless LAN Market by Solution, Application, End-User, & Geography - Global Forecast to 2022

  • $ 5650
  • Industry report
  • October 2016
  • by MarketsandMarkets

“The Voice over Wireless LAN (VoWLAN) market is likely to grow at a CAGR of 11.65% during the forecast period” The VoWLAN market was valued at USD 15.01 billion in 2015 and is expected to reach USD ...


ref:plp2016

Reportlinker.com © Copyright 2016. All rights reserved.

ReportLinker simplifies how Analysts and Decision Makers get industry data for their business.