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EMC World 2014

Began my week at EMC World 2014 and Momentum today. Even before the sessions I had a great conversation over breakfast with a colleague from another division about new things our respective technologies could do together. That is my favorite part of this conference. Free flow of ideas with wicked smart people. First thoughts on the… Read More ›

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… Read More ›

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… Read More ›

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?  

2012 – Predictions Scorecard & Year in Review

Since we have averted the Mayan apocalypse I am collecting my 2013 predictions for the ECM market, Before that a few words about my scorecard for last year’s predictions. On average I have had better years. Still there was one or two predictions I can feel good about from last year’s post.

Relationships in xCP2 – Part 1

I have had a great opportunity to spend time with the new xCPDesigner, the product that brings together in one UI all of the design tasks required to create an xCP2 application. Over the next several weeks I plan on walking you through what I see as the most significant features – in other words… 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 ›

Syncplicity – Sync Now,Integrate Later

[A friendly remember. I work for EMC but this is my own opinion and not reviewed or approved by the company.] I have been spending a lot of time with Syncplicity getting used to the tool and understanding where it fits in my personal technology ecosystem. As I play with it I am finding that… Read More ›

Three Things I Would Not Miss At EMC World (if I were there)

I didn’t get to go to EMC World this year. Not happy about it but fortunately I’ll be able to tune in to many of the keynotes through the virtual sessions on the EMC Community Network. If I WERE there though I have three things that I would be sure to make time for.