As I reflect on last year and look to 2013 (post to follow) here are a few year end thoughts on how the HP/Autonomy mess plays out. Autonomy and HP both had gathered an interesting collection of acquisitions in the the content, records, web and portal space before this questionable buy One thing two decades... Continue Reading →
Taking Time to Explore SambaCloud
We’ve all been there, in a rush to get from point “A” to point “B” we end up missing the stops along the way. That’s the way I feel after first taking a look at Razmik Abnous and Ian Howells’ new start-up SambaCloud. My first cursory quick glance really did not show me what they... Continue Reading →
Oracle Is Buying Endeca – Because It Wants To
Another acquisition in the search space generating noise as Oracle snaps up Endeca. As far back as 2008 I had written about Endeca and the potential for acquisition. What amuses me most about this event is how quickly people assume this must be in response to the HP/Autonomy deal. After all - big search vendor... Continue Reading →
You Were Listening – HP Buys Autonomy
Well in the news yesterday, HP announced its plan to acquire Autonomy. I know “this is not the acquisition you were looking for” but it's another major consolidation play. Back in the Summer of 2009, the rumor was Microsoft would buy Autonomy. I really didn’t see that happening. For me Microsoft had made its major play in... Continue Reading →
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