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OpenText Acquired Another Legacy ECM Platform

Today’s announcement that OpenText bought Documentum (a.k.a. Dell) EMC – ECD) was really not a surprise.  It was pretty much a prewritten story with just the details missing.  The question is does it really matter?  It is not a huge win for Documentum, as would have been the case with private equity money allowing independence…. 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 ›

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 ›

Responding to Jeroen’s 2012 Surprises

EMC IIG Chief Architect Jeroen VanRotterdam suggests five things that may surprise us in 2012. It was a very thought provoking post and you should check it out. I had a few ideas in response but it was a little long for the comments so I thought I would post them here.

Why Re-Branding Makes Us Crazy

Lubor Ptacek wrote and excellent piece today on the different approaches to branding strategy and why it sometimes makes sense to re-brand after an acquisition. I agree with everything he said and it is so reasonable it makes you wonder – why would there be so much angst when it happens. In my experience, negative… Read More ›

OpenText Fills Another Bubble With Metastorm

OpenText announced the acquisition of BPM pure play Metastorm. Much like the StreamServe acquisition from late last year this fills a gap in their overall business application portfolio.

2011 ECM Prophesies and Trends by Lee Dallas

Seems everybody is writing predictive posts this year. I thought I would take it up a notch and elevate my musings to prophetic status. They won’t be any more accurate but the search engines might bring me a new set of conspiratorial readers and make for more entertaining comments. Besides – 2012 is just around… 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. 

Open Text Acquires Output Management Vendor StreamServe

After a bit of a lull during the ECM 2010 marketing hoopla, Open Text announced it is acquiring StreamServe, a document output vendor. Of all OT’s recent acquisitions, this one makes the most sense to me. There is little or no overlap against their current product set and StreamServe’s position in the ERP space in… Read More ›

What’s That Sound

That high pitched whistle is the sound of Sun’s share price falling since the talks with IBM broke down.  OK – everybody – now’s you chance to sweep in and save Java (the language not the ticker symbol)  and more important to us MySQL from the clutches of the blue meanies. for the record –… Read More ›