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ECM is Missing out on Technology Partner Ecosystem

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May 29, 2018

I got my start in software with a leading enterprise content management (ECM) software vendor and I learned the value of a solid partner network early on.  Ove the last 20 years I have been in the ECM industry working for various types of organizations and continue to embrace the value of partners in the… Read More ›

ECM Vendors in Your Backyard

Looking at any traditional list of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) vendors one might think that the industry is rather small but you would be mistaken.  I recently decided to complete a research project I started on the ECM vendor landscape.  I’m not sure that I am actually done with the project, nor that it is… Read More ›

Reveille – Addressing the Content Services Experience

The evolution of ECM from monolithic content management to cloud content services requires rethinking many touch points for both creating and consuming content. It is more important than ever for the architects and IT owners of these user experiences to understand what external and internal integrations could affect the performance, stability and security of the… Read More ›

Unstructured Data is Dead – Now A Question

What is the answer to the ultimate question of life the universe and everything. 42 of course. Anyone who has read (or seen) Douglas Adams’ Hitchhikers Guide to Galaxy knows this. After finding this answer the ancient alien race then had to build a machine to run billions of years to determine something more important…. Read More ›

OneDrive is Coming For You

Every so often, an up and coming software company will announce a new partnership with Microsoft adorned with a great deal of optimism. I cringe every time. These are not agreements made with the best interests of everyone in mind. Someone is eventually going to lose, and it will not be Microsoft. To be fair… Read More ›

Why Records Management and E-Discovery Are Adopting Content Federations

According to AIIM, most organizations have three or more repositories for their enterprise content, but the content in one repository rarely works together with content in another. In the off chance it does work together, it is usually through SharePoint with an enterprise content management (ECM) or a content services platform. Last year, the concept… Read More ›

2017’s Most Read Articles

Here are the Top Five articles on Big Men On Content for 2017 Turning the Page on Documentum Hyland OnBase with Lexmark Perceptive Software? Say What? Rogue One and Data Management – A Galactic Problem Thoughts on the Kofax Sale – Hyland and Others Predicting the Future of Documentum and EMC’s ECD We also had… Read More ›

Gartner Pushes Content Services in 2017 Magic Quadrant, Changing ECM Forever

Gartner announced earlier this year that enterprise content management (ECM) was dead and that the industry’s focus should shift toward content services instead. While this caused some intense debate, most still agree that ECM technology is a service—not a business solution. This change became more evident in Gartner’s 2017 “Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms.”… Read More ›

Hello, Managing Documents Still Matters

There’s a lot of talk about the change in enterprise content management (ECM). There’s change in the name of ECM: One camp wants to call it “Content Services” and another “Intelligent Information Management,” while holdouts want it to stay the same. There’s change in the vendor landscape, as OpenText buys Documentum, Hyland buys ImageNow, and other… Read More ›

How AI Will Kill Unstructured Content

There are a plethora of marketing videos and analyst’s posts about new AI product’s popping up everyday. While products could be evaluated ad nauseam, what I would like to focus on is what I think is the most interesting implication that this wave of affordable Enterprise AI suggests. The death of unstructured content. First some… Read More ›