On a regular basis I get asked about Composite Content Applications, the concept formerly known as CEVAs, and it’s validity to the industry. As I started looking back into my history for reference points, I would check back to companies that would rise up from some conversation or another. Then one day another old name... Continue Reading →
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 #1 SharePoint and Traditional ECM Won’t... Continue Reading →
Witnessing the Birth of a CEVA Ecosystem
Those of you that have read my articles before know I’m big on CEVA’s. I think Content Enabled Vertical Applications (or if you now prefer Composite Content Applications) are the future for enterprise content management. I believe that ECM would gain stronger visibility and penetration in the enterprise by allowing and supporting the development of... Continue Reading →
EMC Embraces CEVA Strategy with CSC FirstDoc
A huge announcement was made today by EMC and CSC (Computer Sciences Corp) around the controlled and regulatory document space. EMC is focusing on platform functionality for controlled documents while CSC will provide "the last mile" functionality to the end user. This is a big shift for EMC who often competed with CSC FirstDoc (formerly... Continue Reading →
Where Have All the CEVA’s Gone?
This week I find myself in a unique scenario. And for those of you that know me well, it's not the fact that I'm visiting New Orleans for business (I visit NoLa for Drago's chargrilled oysters at least four times each year). It's that I'm attending a user conference for a solution that was built... Continue Reading →
Oracle’s ECM Vertical Acquisitions
Oracle announce the acquisition of Skywire last week and it highlights the difference between the growth and acquisition strategies of the different players. For those unfamiliar with it, Skywire boasts of having 1450 insurance customers. Clearly a CEVA acquisition. The pattern is not exclusive but this acquisition is not unlike Peoplesoft, Siebel or other major... Continue Reading →
EMC Documentum’s OEM Platform
At EMC World, the OEM edition of Documentum was unveiled, Content Services OEM. The presentation showed that EMC understands that an OEM program is made up of the platform, support, and marketing. Unfortunately what they developed for CS didn't quite meet the standards that they themselves announced. But there are ways to work around their... Continue Reading →
Considering a CEVA Strategy?
There have been several articles written about CEVAs but they all seem to have been written for the customer not the vendor. I think it’s too early to talk about how a customer should choose a CEVA when there’s only one CEVA to choose from. What we really need is for vendors and VARS to look at a... Continue Reading →
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