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... Continue Reading →
Autonomy & HP’s Autoimmune Response
As I reflect on last year and look to 2013 (post to follow) here are a few year end thoughts on how the HP/Autonomy mess plays out. Autonomy and HP both had gathered an interesting collection of acquisitions in the the content, records, web and portal space before this questionable buy One thing two decades... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
You Were Listening – HP Buys Autonomy
Well in the news yesterday, HP announced its plan to acquire Autonomy. I know “this is not the acquisition you were looking for” but it's another major consolidation play. Back in the Summer of 2009, the rumor was Microsoft would buy Autonomy. I really didn’t see that happening. For me Microsoft had made its major play in... Continue Reading →
No Surprise, Iron Mountain Sells Records Management to Autonomy.
Some may have been surprised to see Iron Mountain selling it’s digital assets (read source code) for records management to Autonomy. But not if you were looking at the big picture it’s not a surprise. Well really it’s only the price tag that was a surprise. For what Iron Mountain bought Mimosa last year for... Continue Reading →
2011 ECM Prophesies and Trends by Lee Dallas
Seems everybody is writing predictive posts this year. I thought I would take it up a notch and elevate my musings to prophetic status. They won't be any more accurate but the search engines might bring me a new set of conspiratorial readers and make for more entertaining comments. Besides - 2012 is just around... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
Rumors of Autonomy and Microsoft. Say What?
A friend sent me a link to a Reuters article speculating the acquisition of Autonomy by Microsoft. At first glance one says, “Not so fast, what about FAST!” But hey, “not so fast?” Autonomy is an interesting combination of survivors of the internet boom. Not following the Computer Associates model like Open Text appears to be... Continue Reading →
Autonomy Enters ECM/WCM with Interwoven Acquisition
Just when I was getting bored watching this market - Interwoven announced today that they are being acquired by Autonomy. The mamoth search vendor driving consolidation in a slightly new direction. We've seen a number of acquisitions as ECM is incorporated into the portfolios of traditional hardware vendors.(IBM/FileNet, EMC/Documentum,HP/Tower) This is interesting because there have been many... Continue Reading →
Thoughts on SAP, Endeca and the Retail Marketplace (why not EMC?)
I commented some weeks ago on the possible role that EMC, Oracle and SAP might play in the search vendor acquisition game currently playing out. The question on the table in the thread was whether or not Autonomy would remain autonomous. Now we learn that SAP and Intel have invested a total of $15 million... Continue Reading →
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