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Thoughts on the Kofax Sale – Hyland and Others

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April 29, 2017

When the rumors came out last year I looked at what could be meant by an acquisition of Lexmark Enterprise Software, now Kofax, by Thoma Bravo.  It was a quick response to a rumor.  But it seems the rumors are flying again.  CMS Wire reached out for a quote for the article and I said,… Read More ›

Northwoods puts Text Analytics to a Good Use

Yesterday, Northwoods announced availability of Traverse, a text analytics solution for child welfare social workers.  The solution is designed to allow case workers to focus more on a child’s needs rather than needlessly reviewing case documents.  Traverse sifts through a case’s thousands of documents to give case workers quick insights into the people and key… Read More ›

Federated Content Services are Real

The last five months have been exciting.  For years I’ve been waiting to see if Federated Content Services would make a comeback.  Federated Content Services takes content from one content repository and makes it available along with content from another repository.  Finally, it seems to be making its comeback and quickly.  Both Gartner and Forrester… Read More ›

Iron Mountain partners with OnBase

Iron Mountain’s “on again – off again” involvement in Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is “on again” this time with a partner, Hyland.  When ECM last saw Iron Mountain, it was selling its Records Management product line in 2011.  I didn’t see Iron Mountain’s Records Management software sales working back then.  It wasn’t in Iron Mountain’s… 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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

Thoughts on Momentum Barcelona 2016

[WARNING – the following unapologetically contains work related commentary] I had the privilege this week of attending the beginning of Momentum Europe 2016 as ECD was finally able to bring this great event back after a three year hiatus. Bittersweet that this is the last true ECD conference.  I love this event. EMC World was… Read More ›

Why OpenText will not Lead ECM

Oh what a few weeks we’ve had in Enterprise Content Management (ECM)!  After the news that OpenText will acquire its competitor Documentum, we’ve seen some comments from Alfresco, with a simple reply back from OpenText CEO Barrenechea.  Lee gave his thoughts, as did Bill Forquer from the OpenText front. There also been a lot of independent assessments.  Dave Giordano… Read More ›

Strange Days

“Strange days have found us, Strange days have tracked us down” – The Doors I have been competing with OpenText using Documentum for quite a long time. Now with the sale of ECD by Dell/EMC those days will soon come to an end and a new era in ECM begins. Strange days indeed. A lot of thoughts come to… Read More ›