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There Can Be Only One (Repository)?

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January 13, 2015

For years I have believed in the Highlander principal (from the movie of the same name) for enterprise content management (ECM), There Can Be Only One.  I lived and breathed that mantra back at the millennial. The belief was that only one repository was what was needed for an ECM platform.  That was right then… Read More ›

ECM Trends 2014 – We Don’t Need Big Content

A friendly reminder that all of the opinions expressed here are completely my own and not those of my employer’s. I am late this year putting together my thoughts around trends for 2014 in ECM. To be frank many of the trends in ECM seem obvious with much already having been written about them. Everyone… Read More ›

What’s Your Cloud Exit Strategy?

I’ve had a draft of this article for over two years but I didn’t want you to think I’ve gone completely mad.   Yes, the cloud offers many advantages. But, what if the cloud you choose ends up not fitting your needs.  What is your exit strategy? Cloud vendors make it easy to hop-on with data migration… Read More ›

EMC Public SaaS Solutions

When I first heard about this idea almost a year ago my first reaction was – “Why in the world would you want to do that?” Realizing that this phrase is the closest thing in business to “get off my lawn” I decided to put more thought into it and think about the business rather… Read More ›

Coming Next Year to Salesforce – File Sharing

Salesforce formally announced Chatterbox today at Dreamforce.  Chatterbox is adding file management to Chatter, a collaboration service which is integrated with Salesforce.  This will be the first direct offering of file management from Salesforce.  Salesforce is formally targeting Dropbox with the announcement, but this will also go head-to-head with partners like Box and SpringCM.   The announcement was lite in details… Read More ›

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 ›

If Healthcare Were Software

The Supreme Court hearings on the Patient Protection and Affordability Act (Obamacare)  last week fascinated me. It is one of the few news stories in recent memory that requires you to think rather than just react. In following the topic, I have tied to compare and look for patterns in other areas of my life… Read More ›

Employees Are Not Consumers – They are Comrades

Thought leaders (hate that term) are all abuzz with the consumerisation of IT. What they mean is that the modern workforce now has the expectation that their technology will be as good as the stuff they use at home. At this point that fact is fairly obvious. We must be careful though not to fall… Read More ›

Listen to Your Own Plumbers

Ron Miller’s piece on Changing the IT Plumber’s Image yesterday was excellent. Most businesses do not see the business value their own IT organizations can and SHOULD be providing. Instead of being seen as the experts who can expand the business through new technology, IT is just somebody you call when your virtual toilet backs… Read More ›

What the Cloud Means to Real People

I hate Microsoft’s “To The Cloud” ad campaign. Mainly because it is stupid but also because my kids now run around yelling it just to annoy me. I equally dislike just about every other attempt to explain to real people what cloud computing means.