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Turning the Page on Documentum

It’s been a busy week, but I finally got a chance to review all of the various messages on the deal close for EMC ECD.  I should write something about the product and direction, but I’m not ready to do that just yet.  You see, for many of us, ECD meant nothing.  It was really… Read More ›

What I Got Out of AIIM 2016

I attended my first AIIM conference in over 13 years.  Rarely have I felt so energized to be in this industry.  I heard some interesting things, learned my favorite quote and came up with some interesting thoughts.  The best part of AIIM was that I added some great new people, and great minds, to my… Read More ›

Poking the Documentum Bear

It came as no surprise to see, Bloomberg reporting that EMC is officially up for sale Wednesday.  It was a rumor even before Dell announced it was buying EMC.  Two months ago, I predicted an acquisition, not a spin-off.  I just don’t think the executive management team has the passion.  It’s going to take heart… Read More ›

Are Documentum’s Days Numbered?

When Dell announced its intent to acquire EMC  I felt it was a sign of the end for Documentum.  Documentum’s fit was never really understood inside EMC.  It was even hard to keep up with the name changes.  Last year it was called the Enterprise Content Management Division, the most obvious one in a decade. … Read More ›

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 ›

The Future of ECM – 2015 Edition

I have been asked the question several times over the last few weeks what I think the future of ECM looks like. Jeroen VanRotterdam (CTO, VP of Engineering EMC IIG) is in the middle of his own series about the future of documentum management (Part 1) and I encourage you to take a look. He begins looking… 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 ›

Pervasive or Complex Tech Problems – Where Should You Focus

For me at least the file sync and share market expansion has validated an observation I made several years ago that solving for the pervasive over the complex is what today’s market demands. Sync and share addresses a simple proposition. Everyone wants to access all of their content from any device wherever they are. While… 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 ›