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... Continue Reading →
Save, Sync, Share or Serve – Which Do You Really Need
The number of content management offerings in the cloud continues to expand and even for a "seasoned" ECM professional the ambiguous marketing and feature overlap can be confusing. I have been experimenting lately with several of them and have come to realize that while all of these applications at the most abstract level do exactly... Continue Reading →
2012 Predictions and Presuppositions
I have decided to take a slightly different approach to my predictions post this year. Rather than write a well thought out and reasoned positions I'll spew out the list of ideas I have been collecting. My goal for this post is less about proving myself right next year than to do a list that... Continue Reading →
EMC Embraces Employee Managed Content with Box
The world of collaboration is changing and EMC is making dramatic moves to address the portfolio’s relevance in the market. All of the legacy ECM vendors are struggling to maintain or redefine themselves in this space. There is no debating the fact that SharePoint was a tremendously disruptive product in the collaboration market and redefinition... Continue Reading →
SpringCM extends ECM in the Cloud to Include Case
There’s been a lot of attention to content management cloud strategies these days but most of what is there today is really just file sharing. Some, like Box.net, have taken this a further by adding tasks and versioning. But really that’s a little piece of library services. I was pleasantly surprised to see that at least one... Continue Reading →
Is Box.net Collaborative Enough?
Box.net has announced a new round of funding that brought in close to $50mil USD. Watching some of the comments on twitter it was clear that some don't think they have a feature set that rises to the level of true collaboration. It reminds me of another argument not so long ago when industry experts... Continue Reading →
Evaluating My 2010 ECM Predictions
Last year I made six predictions for the 2010 content management market. Unlike Jean Dixon though I am actually going to review my work. The thing about making predictions like this is there is no real accountability - That is what makes punditry so appealing. Nevertheless I am going to attempt an objective review anyway. #1 Open... Continue Reading →
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