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Tag: Content Services Platforms

Paper Still Rules Content in the Back Office

CIO Magazine pointed out that paper still rules the enterprise.  It added some validity to what I had been seeing in the last few years.  Having started with Documentum, we showcased solving “BIG” problems.  Reducing time to market for new drugs and managing complex aircraft manuals.  Back then, I rarely talked with the back office:… Read More ›

Getting Rid of Paper is Simple Arithmetic

I’m going to be honest, selling “scan and store” is boring.  When I get asked the value of simply scanning all the documents in a file room and storing them in a repository with a simple index, I become Rainman.  “That will be $10,000 and you’ll have a 1-year return on investment.”  Usually no one… Read More ›

ECM is Not A Solution, It’s a Platform

I think it is time that ECM platform vendors face facts; Enterprise Content Management is not “A” solution.  I’m not saying that you can’t build a solution on an ECM.  In fact, document based solutions should be built on ECM platforms.  But there’s more to most solutions than just the document. When ECM software first… Read More ›

Two Guys and A Computer

Oddly I can’t go a month without someone asking me about an ECM competitor that I’ve never ever heard of before. I know I won’t ever know them all but it just surprises me how many vendors are out there. It’s like when you put two guys together with a truck and they think they’re a… Read More ›

ECM is a Relay Not A Marathon

Laurence Hart responded to a conversation with a few people on his blog about strategic direction as it relates to Documentum. I don’t typically respond to such critiques but in this case I make an exception. Mainly because I think the market implications are interesting to talk about. I wont deal with every point in this… Read More ›

Tom Rouse on “ECM and Cold Pizza In the Fridge”

It’s crazy how busy we get sometimes, so it’s fun to be able to catch up with people that you haven’t spoken with for a while.  When I heard from Tom Rouse, I took the time to catch up.  I’ve known Tom for over 15 years.  We were both consultants at Documentum at the time…. Read More ›

Will VACS be the End for ECM Platforms?

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… 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 ›

Relationships in xCP – Part 2

This is the second in a three part series on how to make your relationships wonderful and full-filling using xCP2. Click here for part one. One Tool To Model Them All I have already mentioned that with xCPDesigner we have a consolidated tool to create xCP applications. Part of this shift is the move to model… Read More ›

Relationships in xCP2 – Part 1

I have had a great opportunity to spend time with the new xCPDesigner, the product that brings together in one UI all of the design tasks required to create an xCP2 application. Over the next several weeks I plan on walking you through what I see as the most significant features – in other words… Read More ›