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Cloud Content Eyes on Dreamforce Next Week

In case you missed it Tuesday, Salesforce CEO announce a moved to files and documents (starts at 12:15 into the clip) by extending Chatter to become Chatterbox.  Not much more today but to say it was an evolution of social networking.  Benioff specifically mention Box as a competitor but I know others cloud-only vendors like SpringCM and… Read More ›

2012 Predictions and Presuppositions

I have decided to take a slightly different approach to my predictions post this year. Rather than write a well thought out and reasoned positions I’ll spew out the list of ideas I have been collecting. My goal for this post is less about proving myself right next year than to do a list that… Read More ›

Oracle Is Buying Endeca – Because It Wants To

Another acquisition in the search space generating noise as Oracle snaps up Endeca. As far back as 2008 I had written about Endeca and the potential for acquisition.  What amuses me most about this event is how quickly people assume this must be in response to the HP/Autonomy deal. After all – big search vendor… Read More ›

HP/Autonomy – I Wonder How This Meeting Went

I can’t stop wondering what this meeting was like. The CEO gets up, looks lovingly in the webcam and announces: we are going to scrap our previous investments in the mobile market (tablet, operating system, etc.) we are going to sell off the product line we are most known for by the general public we… Read More ›

You Were Listening – HP Buys Autonomy

Well in the news yesterday, HP announced its plan to acquire Autonomy.  I know “this is not the acquisition you were looking for” but it’s another major consolidation play.  Back in the Summer of 2009, the rumor was Microsoft would buy Autonomy.  I really didn’t see that happening.  For me Microsoft had made its major play in… Read More ›

No Surprise, Iron Mountain Sells Records Management to Autonomy.

Some may have been surprised to see Iron Mountain selling it’s digital assets (read source code) for records management to Autonomy.  But not if you were looking at the big picture it’s not a surprise.  Well really it’s only the price tag that was a surprise.  For what Iron Mountain bought Mimosa last year for… Read More ›