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... Continue Reading →

First Take – Leaping Across the Horizon

Yesterday at EMC World Rohit Ghai announced the official name for the much talked about project horizon. I've had many tongue in cheek conversations about Horizon as a name. The problem with it was that you can never actually get there. By definition the horizon is beyond reach. With this launch ECD leaps to the destination. (pun intended)... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

For ECM Solutions it’s Configuration versus Customization

For years I’ve been in discussions where the conversation bounced between “build” versus “buy: decisions for a ECM (Enterprise Content Management).  Before 2000, managing any large collection of documents, either to a specific business case or all documents, meant building your own document management system or buying an existing document management system.  Over the years,... Continue Reading →

To the ECM Industry, “We are not alone!”

The Enterprise Content Management (ECM) industry is quickly coming to a junction.  One I believe is as big as in 2000 when Electronic Document Management (EDMS), Web Content Management (WCM), and Digital Asset Management Vendors (DAM) came together to form Enterprise Content Management (ECM).  While ECM vendors have been pushing the strength of a single... Continue Reading →

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:... Continue Reading →

Hyland OnBase with Lexmark Perceptive Software? Say What?

4/25/17 - Update - Seems new rumors are back that Hyland may be buying the Lexmark software assets that include Perceptive and Kofax.  The rumor indicates that the purchase price will be about $1.5B.  In comparison OpenText acquired EMC's ECD assets which included Documentum for $1.62B.  4/30/17 - Update - New article with my thoughts on Kofax and... Continue Reading →

Xerox to Spinoff Business Process Outsourcing

After acquiring ACS back in 2010 for $6.5 billon, Xerox is changing directions and splitting off its business process outsourcing division.  It’s obvious that DocuShare will stay with Xerox.  The platform continues to hold a good position in the market.  The true outsourced scanning operations will become part of the new organization.  But what will... Continue Reading →

Are Documentum’s Days Numbered?

When Dell announced its intent to acquire EMC  I felt it was a sign of the end for Documentum.  Documentum’s fit was never really understood inside EMC.  It was even hard to keep up with the name changes.  Last year it was called the Enterprise Content Management Division, the most obvious one in a decade. ... Continue Reading →

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