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Tag: Documentum

Proof Finding ECM Platforms is Difficult

I think most of the time, we in the industry take for granted that “everyone” knows what ECM (Enterprise Content Management) is.  If you have a document management problem, you suddenly miraculously figure out that what you really have is an ECM problem.  You then immediately discover the Gartner Magic Quadrant and you are ready… Read More ›

Enterprise Content Management is too Vague

Almost a year ago, I posted an article about the challenge of keeping up with all of the various competitors in the Enterprise Content Management landscape.   Having been in the ECM industry for 18 years, people expect you to know “every” vendor.  The problem is you can easily discover a dozen new vendors with 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 ›

EMC World 2014

Began my week at EMC World 2014 and Momentum today. Even before the sessions I had a great conversation over breakfast with a colleague from another division about new things our respective technologies could do together. That is my favorite part of this conference. Free flow of ideas with wicked smart people. First thoughts on the… 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 ›

A Few Thoughts on Upgrades

It is a reality of enterprise software that eventually you have to upgrade the stack. I know that the cloud lobby say they solved that problem but I will not take on that conversation in this post. As with  everything in technology reality is very different from the marketing. This is one of the biggest topics… Read More ›

Developer Edition – FINALLY

I am attending the Momentum Developer’s Conference in California this week. This is one of my favorite events as I get to connect with partners and developers and have really geeky conversations about all things Documentum. The biggest and most welcome announcement to me so far is the return of the Developer’s Edition of Documentum…. Read More ›

Trends in the Magic Quadrant

If you are looking for a guide to the “who’s who” of Enterprise Content Management, the Gartner Magic Quadrant is it. The vendors are measured on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute. Each vendor is plotted within a quadrant and categorized as either a; Niche Players, Visionaries, Challenger, or the coveted Leaders position. Recently… 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 ›

One Docbase To Rule Them All?

We had an internal discussion on this topic today and I thought I would throw my response to the question out here for your consideration. So here is the question. When designing Documentum at the enterprise level – just how many repositories do you really need?