A Few Thoughts on Upgrades

It is a reality of enterprise software that eventually you have to upgrade the stack. I know that the cloud lobby say they solved that problem but I will not take on that conversation in this post. As with  everything in technology reality is very different from the marketing. This is one of the biggest topics... Continue Reading →

Developer Edition – FINALLY

I am attending the Momentum Developer's Conference in California this week. This is one of my favorite events as I get to connect with partners and developers and have really geeky conversations about all things Documentum. The biggest and most welcome announcement to me so far is the return of the Developer's Edition of Documentum.... Continue Reading →

Trends in the Magic Quadrant

If you are looking for a guide to the “who’s who” of Enterprise Content Management, the Gartner Magic Quadrant is it. The vendors are measured on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute. Each vendor is plotted within a quadrant and categorized as either a; Niche Players, Visionaries, Challenger, or the coveted Leaders position. Recently... Continue Reading →

Will VACS be the End for ECM Platforms?

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... Continue Reading →

One Docbase To Rule Them All?

We had an internal discussion on this topic today and I thought I would throw my response to the question out here for your consideration. So here is the question. When designing Documentum at the enterprise level - just how many repositories do you really need?   There is no single answer to this question... Continue Reading →

Relationships in xCP – Part 2

This is the second in a three part series on how to make your relationships wonderful and full-filling using xCP2. Click here for part one. One Tool To Model Them All I have already mentioned that with xCPDesigner we have a consolidated tool to create xCP applications. Part of this shift is the move to model... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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