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Roadmaps – The Ugly Truth

February 16, 2017

Every one has one question in mind when they ask me about the OpenText acquisition of ECD (Documentum). What about the roadmap? It is the wrong question. Our entire industry is addicted to selling the roadmap. Here is something you won’t hear anywhere else. You can’t actually buy one. No one ever reads the lawyer slide…. Read More ›


Digital Transformation Brings New Back-Office Solutions

Traditionally, the focus of electronic document solutions has been on the large, paper-intensive processes that exist in the front office. The common back-office challenges of contract management, employee file management, and accounts payable ended up last on the list of priorities. However, digital transformation has put pressure on all parts of the organization to improve… Read More ›


Companies Still Look for Document Management Solutions not ECM

Last week I took a look at Gartner’s announcement that it would stop using the seventeen year industry standard term “Enterprise Content Management” (ECM) in favor of “Content Services” (CS) from the perspective of a practitioners.  To me ECM has not been tied to a single product but instead a strategy.  In a hope to… Read More ›


I’m Supposed to Stop Saying Enterprise Content Management?

A little hidden blog post on the Garnter website is stirring up conversations on the future of Enterprise Content Management (ECM).  In it they said, “ECM is now dead (kaput, finite, an ex-market name), at least in how Gartner defines the market. It’s been replaced by the term Content Services, …” Let’s ignore the fact that… Read More ›


Turning the Page on Documentum

It’s been a busy week, but I finally got a chance to review all of the various messages on the deal close for EMC ECD.  I should write something about the product and direction, but I’m not ready to do that just yet.  You see, for many of us, ECD meant nothing.  It was really… Read More ›


The Man With One RedBox

This is how the movie might start. Average Joe computer guy installs a new personal drive on his home network and discovers it is completely full. Terabytes of first run films, mini-series and TV shows. This can’t be legal. Nobody owns 5500 titles.


Predicting the Future of Documentum and EMC’s ECD

With the new year, I began a new endeavor.  I am now a monthly contributor to DOCUMENT Strategy Media.  In these articles I will be more focused on the business impacts of content management.  This is my first article which was originally published on DOCUMENT Strategy Media. Please visit here for the original post. On September 12, 2016, OpenText… Read More ›


10 Most Popular Articles of 2016

This year BMOC took on a new format highlighting many of the different categories we follow, so I thought it would be interesting to recap the 10 Most Popular Articles of 2016. As expected the pending acquisition of EMC’s ECD assets which include Documentum were most popular this year.  Six out of ten articles address… Read More ›


Rogue One and Data Management – A Galactic Problem

This is the most unapologetically nerdy post I have ever written. It also might contain what some consider spoilers of the new Star Wars movie, Rogue One. If you care then stop now. If you work in technology in general and content management specifically and don’t care about anything Star Wars you have other issues… Read More ›


Lost Knowledge Found – Content Integration

Finding documents is one of the biggest challenges for most organizations.  This is supposed to become easier after implementing an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution, but when an organization has multiple platforms it becomes exponentially harder.  The documents are under control but they have different ways they’re organized, they have different keywords, and are locked… Read More ›