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Accellion Named a Leader in Mobile Content Management by Aragon Research

Posted by Accellion Team
Aragon Research Globe for MCM

We’re thrilled to announce Accellion has been named a Leader in Mobile Content Management by Aragon Research for the third consecutive year.1

Mobile Content Management, or MCM, has evolved considerably in the last three years. Driving the evolution is the increased demand among organizations to enable access to content from any location using any device. As Jim Lundy, Lead Analyst at Aragon Research, sees it, “the Mobile Content Management market is maturing and growing as enterprises realize that content is at the center of Digital Transformation.” 

The ability to access content has always been a top priority for MCM vendors, however, content access alone is no longer sufficient. Digital transformation, i.e. deploying technology to enable customer and partner engagement across multiple channels with seamless access to applications and systems, is requiring organizations to have access to content stored in enterprise content management (ECM) solutions like SharePoint and Open Text as well as applications like Office 365 and salesforce.com. This shift stems from the growing need for employees to collaborate on content both inside and outside the organization. Aragon Research sees collaboration as the center of work and MCM providers have the distinct opportunity to make it easy for employees to collaborate and be productive. The more an MCM solution can integrate with these systems and applications and enable collaboration and productivity, the more value that solution provides.

Given MCM’s critical role in enabling collaboration, Aragon sees MCM (and MCM vendors) playing a central role in digital transformation. The MCM market is therefore well positioned for growth.

This year’s report examined 17 providers in Mobile Content Management who were judged on three sets of criteria: strategy, performance and global reach. Based on this criteria, companies were placed into one of four sectors: Leaders, Contenders, Innovators, and Specialists.

Aragon identified Accellion as a Leader, which Aragon defines as a vendor who possesses “comprehensive strategies that align with industry direction and market demand, and performs effectively against those strategies.” Accellion received high marks for data security, integration capabilities with platforms and processes without any content migration, and multiple cloud deployment options. Aragon also noted Accellion’s strengths in mobile application support and rights management.

“Accellion has continued its push to make its flagship offering kiteworks one of the most secure on the market, and has continued its innovation march with the ability to monitor documents that are stored in Microsoft SharePoint, OpenText, Documentum, and other cloud-based and on-premise ECM Systems. That, combined with the ability to offer a private cloud deployment and advanced security features make kiteworks an ideal solution in high consequence industries.” 

Click here to receive the newly published 2016 Aragon Research Globe for Mobile Content Management report.

"The Aragon Research Globe™ for Mobile Content Management, 2016 – Transformation Unleashed,” Jim Lundy, December 5, 2016

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