Analyst Coverage: Intralinks Exchanges

Ovum, a leading industry and technology analyst firm headquartered in London, has recently published an in-depth research report looking at the benefits and value that Intralinks provides. The report is titled Technology Audit: Intralinks Exchanges and is authored by Richard Edwards, a principal analyst at Ovum who focuses on enterprise collaboration and information management.


3 August 2011

Ovum, a leading industry and technology analyst firm headquartered in London, has recently published an in-depth research report looking at the benefits and value that Intralinks provides. The report is titled Technology Audit: Intralinks Exchanges and is authored by Richard Edwards, a principal analyst at Ovum who focuses on enterprise collaboration and information management. Mr Edwards’ report is an objective representation of the Intralinks solutions and technology. You can view both the original report and the executive summary.

One highlight from the report is that Intralinks Exchanges are described as providing a cloud-based collaborative content workspace that offer more security “than a locked boardroom.” Another highlight is Mr. Edwards outlining that organizations following a holistic ECM (Enterprise Content Management) strategy would “find value and utility in the targeted Intralinks cloud-based solutions”.

The report covers several market catalysts that are driving the need for a wider understanding and awareness of the Intralinks solutions:

  • Changing business models that “call for increased levels of trust and collaboration between suppliers, customers and partners.” Intralinks specializes in enabling secure collaboration across corporate boundaries.
  • Governance, compliance and regulatory requirements are as critical an area of focus as ever. In addition to informative activity reports, the Intralinks security model automatically tracks all activity performed by the participants in an exchange or virtual data room.
  • New business solutions, even those which are SaaS-based, should be able to readily integrate and leverage other existing solutions, such as Microsoft Office/Outlook and SharePoint. Intralinks’ integration technologies enable enterprises to use the Intralinks platform and solutions in exactly this manner.

Here at Intralinks, we believe that our cloud-based collaboration capabilities offer significant ROI and value to customers who are looking to streamline inter-company processes by saving time, lowering costs and consuming fewer resources along the way. In the report, Mr. Edwards corroborates this by recognizing that “organizations operating in commercially sensitive industries, such as the financial services sector, should explore the business value afforded by Intralinks Exchanges in terms of cost reduction through process improvements and efficiency gains”.

If you’re ready to explore how the Intralinks solutions can deliver process improvements, efficiency gains and cost reduction for your organization, please let us know!