The Enterprise Content Management (ECM) industry is quickly coming to a junction. One I believe is as big as in 2000 when Electronic Document Management (EDMS), Web Content Management (WCM), and Digital Asset Management Vendors (DAM) came together to form Enterprise Content Management (ECM). While ECM vendors have been pushing the strength of a single... Continue Reading →
Paper Still Rules Content in the Back Office
CIO Magazine pointed out that paper still rules the enterprise. It added some validity to what I had been seeing in the last few years. Having started with Documentum, we showcased solving “BIG” problems. Reducing time to market for new drugs and managing complex aircraft manuals. Back then, I rarely talked with the back office:... Continue Reading →
If I Were AIIM President
There have been some conversations recently about the value of associations in Enterprise Content Management. These are all absolutely worth reading. Laurence Hart – Too Many Associations Donda Young – Things I want in an association Chris Walker – AIIM – Here’s What I Want I too could post on what I want AIIM to... Continue Reading →
Lost Knowledge – Real Time Co-Authoring
Back in 2009, I found myself reminiscing about an old Documentum partner and one of their cool offerings. As I wrote the article, several more scenarios of “Lost Knowledge” came to mind. I had planned on starting a series of posts on the topic. Here’s the second one seven years later. (I promise to bring... Continue Reading →
Hyland OnBase with Lexmark Perceptive Software? Say What?
4/25/17 - Update - Seems new rumors are back that Hyland may be buying the Lexmark software assets that include Perceptive and Kofax. The rumor indicates that the purchase price will be about $1.5B. In comparison OpenText acquired EMC's ECD assets which included Documentum for $1.62B. 4/30/17 - Update - New article with my thoughts on Kofax and... Continue Reading →
Getting Rid of Paper is Simple Arithmetic
I'm going to be honest, selling “scan and store” is boring. When I get asked the value of simply scanning all the documents in a file room and storing them in a repository with a simple index, I become Rainman. “That will be $10,000 and you’ll have a 1-year return on investment.” Usually no one... Continue Reading →
Xerox to Spinoff Business Process Outsourcing
After acquiring ACS back in 2010 for $6.5 billon, Xerox is changing directions and splitting off its business process outsourcing division. It’s obvious that DocuShare will stay with Xerox. The platform continues to hold a good position in the market. The true outsourced scanning operations will become part of the new organization. But what will... Continue Reading →
Are Documentum’s Days Numbered?
When Dell announced its intent to acquire EMC I felt it was a sign of the end for Documentum. Documentum’s fit was never really understood inside EMC. It was even hard to keep up with the name changes. Last year it was called the Enterprise Content Management Division, the most obvious one in a decade. ... Continue Reading →
Proof Finding ECM Platforms is Difficult
I think most of the time, we in the industry take for granted that “everyone” knows what ECM (Enterprise Content Management) is. If you have a document management problem, you suddenly miraculously figure out that what you really have is an ECM problem. You then immediately discover the Gartner Magic Quadrant and you are ready... Continue Reading →
Taking Content Global – Elevator Pitch
I have been working with some companies looking to take their enterprise solutions global. Global content has always been interesting topic to me. Often people think that content globalization is a fifteen-minute canned presentation. But once you start looking at content globalization you know that there is no such thing. There are just too many... Continue Reading →
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