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Content Federation Is Not Federated Search

November 7, 2018

Content Federations is one of the cornerstones of a Content Services Platform (CSP).  Content federations have been growing for the last two years.  Federations go back to 2000, but the concept is still new to some.  I’ve seen some recent confusion about the difference between Content Federations and Federated Search.  I thought I might provide… Read More ›

The Value of Competitive Intelligence

One of the most underappreciated roles in software is that of competitive intelligence.  Too often organizations see this role as the first to be cut.  But having someone that knows where the other vendors in your space are heading can be valuable.  I can just imagine how vendors in the Content Services Platform, a.k.a. ECM,… Read More ›

Box is Leading Innovations in Content Services Platform

(Added some post publishing clarification and correction ***) Last week I attended Boxworks, my first Box conference.   I’ve been following Box for some time but really hadn’t jumped on the bandwagon.  So after having some conversations with the Box team at AIIM 2018, I decided I had to give Box a good look.  I shared… Read More ›

Box for Enterprise is Ideal for Midmarket Document Management

I’ve recently taken a hard look at Box for Enterprise.  The changes that I’ve seen develop over the last several years are very interesting and show why it has become a major player in the Content Services Platform market or what used to be called Enterprise Content Management (ECM).  But the big story that keeps… Read More ›

What to Make of DocuSign’s Acquisition of SpringCM

On July 31, DocuSign announced that it was acquiring SpringCM for $220 million.  I think a general “huh?” could be heard across the industry.  What exactly does this mean?  For the last few years I’ve been looking at the two markets, of ECM and CLM, and the confusion that exists between them. About DocuSign and… Read More ›

ECM is Missing out on Technology Partner Ecosystem

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 ›