I can't stop wondering what this meeting was like. The CEO gets up, looks lovingly in the webcam and announces: we are going to scrap our previous investments in the mobile market (tablet, operating system, etc.) we are going to sell off the product line we are most known for by the general public we... Continue Reading →
You Were Listening – HP Buys Autonomy
Well in the news yesterday, HP announced its plan to acquire Autonomy. I know “this is not the acquisition you were looking for” but it's another major consolidation play. Back in the Summer of 2009, the rumor was Microsoft would buy Autonomy. I really didn’t see that happening. For me Microsoft had made its major play in... Continue Reading →
Rumors of Autonomy and Microsoft. Say What?
A friend sent me a link to a Reuters article speculating the acquisition of Autonomy by Microsoft. At first glance one says, “Not so fast, what about FAST!” But hey, “not so fast?” Autonomy is an interesting combination of survivors of the internet boom. Not following the Computer Associates model like Open Text appears to be... Continue Reading →
Tower Falls To HP
Another hardware vendor has charged into the ECM space with HP announcing the acquisition of Tower Software. I'll comment more on this later today but Alan Pelz-Sharpe over at CMSWatch has already published his take on the event. A couple of quick points... My first thought - bless Open Text's heart - always a bridesmaid... Continue Reading →
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