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Will VACS be the End for ECM Platforms?

April 18, 2013

If we look back, ECM is a young space.  It started back in 1998 at Documentum when they were the first vendor to look at both documents and web content together formally.  Until then companies had either been documents (Documentum, FileNet, and OpenText) or web (Interwoven, Vignette, etc.).  This transition was huge and really affected… Read More ›

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… Read More ›

Coming Next Year to Salesforce – File Sharing

Salesforce formally announced Chatterbox today at Dreamforce.  Chatterbox is adding file management to Chatter, a collaboration service which is integrated with Salesforce.  This will be the first direct offering of file management from Salesforce.  Salesforce is formally targeting Dropbox with the announcement, but this will also go head-to-head with partners like Box and SpringCM.   The announcement was lite in details… Read More ›

Cloud Content Eyes on Dreamforce Next Week

In case you missed it Tuesday, Salesforce CEO announce a moved to files and documents (starts at 12:15 into the clip) by extending Chatter to become Chatterbox.  Not much more today but to say it was an evolution of social networking.  Benioff specifically mention Box as a competitor but I know others cloud-only vendors like SpringCM and… Read More ›

2012 Predictions and Presuppositions

I have decided to take a slightly different approach to my predictions post this year. Rather than write a well thought out and reasoned positions I’ll spew out the list of ideas I have been collecting. My goal for this post is less about proving myself right next year than to do a list that… Read More ›

EMC Embraces Employee Managed Content with Box

The world of collaboration is changing and EMC is making dramatic moves to address the portfolio’s relevance in the market. All of the legacy ECM vendors are struggling to maintain or redefine themselves in this space. There is no debating the fact that SharePoint was a tremendously disruptive product in the collaboration market and redefinition… Read More ›