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Paper Still Rules Content in the Back Office

March 16, 2016

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 ›

Informative Graphics is acquired by Open Text

(updated below) The announcement that Open Text bought Informative Graphics came to me as bit of a surprise.  Not because it didn’t make sense but because it took so long for someone to pick them up.  Well it was a little odd that it was OpenText considering they purchased Spicer back in 2008. Informative Graphics,… Read More ›

Why We Have an (Enterprise) Content Management Problem

I started to reply to Pie’s latest post, “Why We Don’t Have an Enterprise Data Management Problem” but it got longer than a paragraph.  So I thought I’d blog instead.   I’m not sure I agree that “The ECM mindset is the broken part.” To focus on the old Highlander rule, “There Can Be Only One”… 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 ›

From Content to Cases

Check out my guest post on the case management vs. content management debate on the Fierce Content Management site. Another post on this topic comning soon title: “Just what is a case anyway?”

2010 Content Management Assumptions from Marko Sillanpaa

As the year comes to an end it’s time to look at the future.  While many are looking to major predictions for next year, I thought I’d focus on the most obvious ones.  These are the top five ECM assumptions that loom ahead in are day-to-day work lives 2010

What’s That Sound

That high pitched whistle is the sound of Sun’s share price falling since the talks with IBM broke down.  OK – everybody – now’s you chance to sweep in and save Java (the language not the ticker symbol)  and more important to us MySQL from the clutches of the blue meanies. for the record –… Read More ›

Sun Turning Blue?

Apoligies for the lack of posting – day job has me really busy at the moment but I had to throw this out there.  Rumors and stories abound about IBM being in talks to buy Sun. While this is off our normal content management focus it is nevertheless significant.  I shudder when I think about the impact… Read More ›

See the Value in CEVAs

Two years ago Gartner coined a new acronym CEVA, Content Enabled Vertical Applications, and it created some buzz in the enterprise content management space. Now I get a little lost here and have to think about what a Vertical means in software terms. Imagitek, a proclaimed CEVA, offers case management with specializations in contracts and… Read More ›