In The Press

Digitizing Polaris: DocuSign acquired SpringCM

He makes a good argument and SpringCM makes for a good buy for DocuSign, according to industry analyst Alan Pelz-Sharpe of Deep Analysis. “SpringCM pivoted a few years ago to focus on contract management and so digital signatures are an integral part of any delivered system. They were also arguably the first SaaS ECM system but were ahead of there time so the match up with DocuSign makes good sense.”

TechCrunch: Google One is more proof of commoditization of consumer cloud storage

Alan Pelz-Sharpe, principal analyst at Deep Analysis, who has been watching this space for years says that consumer cloud storage pricing has always been a race to the bottom. “You can only make a margin with mass scale. That’s why firms who are not Microsoft, Amazon or Google are pushing hard for business and enterprise customers. Google One just brings that message home,” he said. If you get enough scale, as Dropbox has with an estimated 500 million users, if you can get a percentage to pay $8.25 a month for a terabyte of storage, it can add up to real money. When Dropbox filed its S-1 to before it went public earlier this year, it reported more than $1 billion in consumer revenue. It would be difficult if not impossible for a startup launching today to compete with the existing players, but the ones out there continue to compete with one another, driving the cost down even further.

Financial Times – European Tech and GDPR

Buyers and users of technology are becoming ever more wary at the corporate and individual level, and particularly so in Europe. Trust in the tech sector is, quite frankly, at an all-time low and free access to private data will no longer be so easily tolerated. Surely that should spell trouble for the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Google down the line and in turn open opportunities for European companies to grasp.

IDM Magazine: ECM 1.0 to 2.0

When any technology sector becomes ‘mature’ it gets into a rut. It’s as if there is a collective question of “Why change things, aren’t we are all doing just fine?”. Even so, over the past few years, things have begun to change, and the fundamentals of how an optimal ECM system might work in the future are being reimagined.

DM Magazine: The way ahead

When any technology sector becomes ‘mature’ it gets into a rut. It’s as if there is a collective question of “Why change things, aren’t we are all doing just fine?”. Even so, over the past few years, things have begun to change, and the fundamentals of how an optimal ECM system might work in the future are being reimagined.

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