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Two Guys and A Computer

January 15, 2015

Oddly I can’t go a month without someone asking me about an ECM competitor that I’ve never ever heard of before. I know I won’t ever know them all but it just surprises me how many vendors are out there. It’s like when you put two guys together with a truck and they think they’re a… Read More ›

There Can Be Only One (Repository)?

For years I have believed in the Highlander principal (from the movie of the same name) for enterprise content management (ECM), There Can Be Only One.  I lived and breathed that mantra back at the millennial. The belief was that only one repository was what was needed for an ECM platform.  That was right then… Read More ›

Deliberate Disruption

Last weekend Box CEO Aaron Levie tweeted “Disruption is the art of identifying which parts of the past are no longer relevant to the future, and exploiting that delta at all costs.” To which I responded : “deliberate disruption is extraordinarily rare. So rare that I think you can capitalize on it but never plan for it… Read More ›

ECM Trends 2014 – We Don’t Need Big Content

A friendly reminder that all of the opinions expressed here are completely my own and not those of my employer’s. I am late this year putting together my thoughts around trends for 2014 in ECM. To be frank many of the trends in ECM seem obvious with much already having been written about them. Everyone… Read More ›

Surprise – Your Project is a Failure

I have been thinking about project failure for the last several days. Perhaps because of the healthcare.gov problems or maybe because I put up Christmas lights that failed to entice even a single passing aircraft to attempt landing on my lawn. In a word – disappointing. Expectations were not met. It seems every project that fails… Read More ›

The Fear of Being Understood

Twitter lost one of its most popular citizens last week as Alec Baldwin deleted his account after yet another 140 character rampage. I do not care at all about a social media tennis match between a reporter and an actor. It is an example though of a scenario that I hope will not lead to… 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 ›

Venture Investments in Content Analytics

To me Content Analytics has always been an intriguing field. When I saw what data mining could do with reporting on metadata stored within their vast databases, I was impressed. Being a believer of the 80% unstructured to 20% structured data in an enterprise, I saw the real power to be if someone could look… Read More ›

Google Glass and Hair Loss

A few weeks ago I had a very entertaining twitter conversation with Lane Severson, Ron Miller, Peter Monks and Laurence Hart on the topic of Google Glass. The discussion included an exchange on the social disengagement from people in the same room I believe it will inevitably create. As a parent I constantly struggle with… Read More ›

The Last Architect

Much is written about the changing role of IT in organizations brought about by the cloud. I truly believe the days of corporate enterprise kingdoms  commanding huge budgets and headcount are numbered. Moving to the cloud and SaaS is simply too compelling of a business argument not to pursue The downstream effects however are not fully… Read More ›