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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 ›

Like It or Not ECM Has Changed

While we are caught up debating the term Enterprise Content Management (ECM), we are missing the fact that ECM technology has already changed.  Last week Gartner clarified their statement on the end of ECM. While the need to manage content, a.k.a. documents, with an enterprise strategy still remains, the technology we use to manage that content… Read More ›

Why ECM Vendor and Partner Should Support AIIM’s CIP Program

Yesterday, Jesse Wilkins provided an update on the new CIP (Certified Information Professional) exam.  This program is a good thing for the ECM (Enterprise Content Management) ecosystem, but it needs support from ECM vendors and their partners.  Why should vendors and partners care?  I’ll give you three reasons and they all involve money. 1.  CIP Cuts… Read More ›

Three Ingredients of Good Partnerships

For the last several years I have been working in the partner channels organization at EMC. It has been a fascinating learning experience to watch the interaction from this angle and I was asked the other day why some relationships work and others do not. Having now been a customer, a partner and a vendor… Read More ›