Opinions and discussion on content management by two of the biggest guys in the business. *Measured by combined weight

Tag: Cloud Computing

2012 – Predictions Scorecard & Year in Review

Since we have averted the Mayan apocalypse I am collecting my 2013 predictions for the ECM market, Before that a few words about my scorecard for last year’s predictions. On average I have had better years. Still there was one or two predictions I can feel good about from last year’s post.

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… Read More ›

What the Cloud Means to Real People

I hate Microsoft’s “To The Cloud” ad campaign. Mainly because it is stupid but also because my kids now run around yelling it just to annoy me. I equally dislike just about every other attempt to explain to real people what cloud computing means.

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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… Read More ›

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… Read More ›

Motorola Acquires Cloud Store and Stream Vendor Zecter

Motorola announce that their mobility division is acquiring Zecter – a cloud based provider of personal content storage and streaming.   If you had asked me five years ago if EMC would ever have a presence in my personal tech inventory I would have said no. The Iomega and Mozy acquisitions though made EMC a… Read More ›

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. 

Hey You Get On To My Cloud

It seems every week someone else is building a cloud and looking for vendors to become the ___ of choice in that cloud.  But I don’t get it.  What’s the big deal, it’s just a remix of the same old song.  In fact, I believe that it goes further back than you think. 

Clouds Raining On ECM’s Barrier To Entry

I’ve been running a little behind on posting but I wanted to make sure this one made it out.  Adobe has announced that LiveCycle Developer Express is available on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud. (should that be in or on – a topic for another post)   This is an interesting step forward in our industry.