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OneDrive is Coming For You

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February 7, 2018

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

You should have seen by now the announcement for Opentext Magellan from Enterprise World a few weeks ago. There are a plethora of marketing videos and analyst’s posts about the product itself so I will not go into that. What I would like to focus on is what I think is the most interesting implication that… Read More ›

Riding a Unicorn to ECM Xanadu

In case you missed it, we just hit the seven year itch with enterprise content management (ECM).  It is that time when the industry takes a look at itself and reevaluates the universe.  It usually starts with a brash statement that invokes a knee jerk reaction to change.  We listen to the promises of perfection. 

4 Things You Can Learn Using Text Analytics

Text analytics is a rather new concept in enterprise content management (ECM) and document management. Many organizations are using automatic categorization or classification of content, but this is only a small part of how text analytics can be used in organizations. Text analytics uses similar concepts to data analytics but adds specific abilities around natural language processing… Read More ›

How to Address Content Sprawl: Migrations and Federations

It is about time we admit that a single repository for all documents within an enterprise will not be an achievable goal, at least for now. For 17 years, enterprise content management (ECM) and document management system (DMS) vendors have touted the ability of an enterprise to keep all content in one repository, so much… Read More ›

How to Avoid Having Your Documents Held Captive

We worry about documents being accessed or manipulated without proper controls, but how often do we worry about documents being held captive?  It’s easy to say there are billions of documents being held captive from their owners’ control in various ways.  Honestly the number is in the trillions.  Documents are locked inside defunct or arcane… Read More ›