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Is Enterprise Content Management Ready to Move Into the Cloud?

Published: 02 June 2014

ID: G00264616

Analyst(s): Darin Stewart


Cloud content management is not yet ready to fully replace on-premises enterprise content management, but it can augment it nicely. This assessment provides the guidance needed to help organizations decide when content should be moved to the cloud and, more importantly, when it shouldn't.

Table Of Contents


  • The Spectrum of Cloud Content Management
    • File Sharing
    • Full-Feature Content Management
    • Platform as a Service
    • Software as a Service
  • Three Issues With Cloud Content Management
    • Security
    • Migration
    • Integration
  • The Middle Ground
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses


  • Review the Content Life Cycle in the Context of Cloud Content Management
  • Conduct an Enterprise Content Assessment
  • Clearly Define Points of Integration
  • Begin With a Business-Oriented File-Sharing Solution
  • Adopt a Hybrid CCM Architecture


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