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Trello (maybe) Takes an Arrow to the Knee

I hated Trello. Maybe that’s too strong. I was genuinely annoyed by it. It just didn’t seem to do what I needed it to do. Nevertheless I was forced into adopting it by departmental mandate. This adoption problem though was not with Trello. The problem was with me.

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 ›

ECM in 2013 – Winds of Change

I am looking forward to 2013 in the ECM market more than in the last five years. The thing that interests me more than anything else is change and this year promises to be anything but dull. The status quo is not just boring – it is dangerous.  What follows are  my thoughts on the major trends… Read More ›

HP/Autonomy – I Wonder How This Meeting Went

I can’t stop wondering what this meeting was like. The CEO gets up, looks lovingly in the webcam and announces: we are going to scrap our previous investments in the mobile market (tablet, operating system, etc.) we are going to sell off the product line we are most known for by the general public we… Read More ›

Weird Idea of the Day – What if RIM Bought OpenText

I was reading about the rumor that BlackBerry might soon support Android apps and I looked at my company provided Curve and started musing – what would I do if I were in RIM‘s shoes? The obvious problem is that Blackberry has lost its cool. It is now the phone of the stodgy midlife crisis… Read More ›

OpenText Fills Another Bubble With Metastorm

OpenText announced the acquisition of BPM pure play Metastorm. Much like the StreamServe acquisition from late last year this fills a gap in their overall business application portfolio.

The Adobe Microsoft Rumor’s Bad Aftertaste

Adobe and Microsoft – This is one of those rumors that make my skin crawl. While I happily use technology from both I have very different opinions of the two organizations and their relative impact on my life. I can’t help but think that Microsoft will ruin the sweet Adobe experience.

Musings on Possible Autonomy OpenText Acquisition

Speculation on who will buy OpenText has been a consistent pastime for content management market analysts for at least the last three years. The latest reported on some of the financial wires is that Autonomy has amassed a $1bln war chest for a large buy with OpenText offered as a possible target. Who would have thought back… Read More ›

What the Greenplum Deal Means to Documentum

There is a question that is sure to come up in Documentum circles – What does the Greenplum deal mean to Documentum. My completely personal and unofficial opinion not to be associated with the company in any way is – nothing.

Are You Surprised By OpenText?

There is a great post on CMSWire that summarizes Open Text’s (OTEX) approach to integrating RedDot and Vignette. I especially liked Jon Marks descriptions of the various paths they may take. We weighed in on this topic after the acquisition but as I read over the recent announcements  I see OT’s  integration strategy is simple – do… Read More ›