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Turning the Page on Documentum

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January 25, 2017

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 ›

Is Enterprise Content Management Done?

CMS Wire reported last week, “The way Rohit Ghai puts it, EMC Documentum is done … fully evolved, so to speak.  ‘No one is asking for more features or functions, he said.’” I wanted to ask, if no one’s asking for more features or functions, are you asking the right questions?  I will absolutely agree… Read More ›

Poking the Documentum Bear

It came as no surprise to see, Bloomberg reporting that EMC is officially up for sale Wednesday.  It was a rumor even before Dell announced it was buying EMC.  Two months ago, I predicted an acquisition, not a spin-off.  I just don’t think the executive management team has the passion.  It’s going to take heart… Read More ›

Paper Still Rules Content in the Back Office

CIO Magazine pointed out that paper still rules the enterprise.  It added some validity to what I had been seeing in the last few years.  Having started with Documentum, we showcased solving “BIG” problems.  Reducing time to market for new drugs and managing complex aircraft manuals.  Back then, I rarely talked with the back office:… Read More ›

Lost Knowledge – Real Time Co-Authoring

Back in 2009, I found myself reminiscing about an old Documentum partner and one of their cool offerings.  As I wrote the article, several more scenarios of “Lost Knowledge” came to mind.  I had planned on starting a series of posts on the topic.  Here’s the second one seven years later.  (I promise to bring… Read More ›