Every so often, an up and coming software company will announce a new partnership with Microsoft adorned with a great deal of optimism. I cringe every time. These are not agreements made with the best interests of everyone in mind. Someone is eventually going to lose, and it will not be Microsoft. To be fair... Continue Reading →
Dropbox Seals Its Fate as a Feature
This week Dropbox sealed its fate by selling its soul (in he form of its user base) to Microsoft in an integration deal that sounds like a great thing. Seamless access from Office to share and store in Dropbox. Virginia Backaitis at CMSWire calls this a "clear, but probably not as a strategic(as for MSFT), win... Continue Reading →
Microsoft buys Nokia – Finally
Being the resident Finnish Big Man I have to say, it's about time this happened. It's like Ross and Rachel on Friends. Everyone new that Microsoft would by Nokia. Well at least the 5 million Finnish people knew. Granted it's was just the phone division but that's good for both. I've said it before, Nokia... Continue Reading →
2012 – Predictions Scorecard & Year in Review
Since we have averted the Mayan apocalypse I am collecting my 2013 predictions for the ECM market, Before that a few words about my scorecard for last year's predictions. On average I have had better years. Still there was one or two predictions I can feel good about from last year's post. Base Hits Good... 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 →
The Adobe Microsoft Rumor’s Bad Aftertaste
Adobe and Microsoft – This is one of those rumors that make my skin crawl. While I happily use technology from both I have very different opinions of the two organizations and their relative impact on my life. I can’t help but think that Microsoft will ruin the sweet Adobe experience. For many of us... Continue Reading →
Witnessing the Birth of a CEVA Ecosystem
Those of you that have read my articles before know I’m big on CEVA’s. I think Content Enabled Vertical Applications (or if you now prefer Composite Content Applications) are the future for enterprise content management. I believe that ECM would gain stronger visibility and penetration in the enterprise by allowing and supporting the development of... 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 →
Open Text Ripe for Takeover, Eh?
When a local paper starts to speculate on acquisitions, I’ve learned to take notice. You see those of us in the industry have our contacts usually with either an NDA or FrieNDA in place. But papers have theirs sources, some friend of a friend to a journalist. So the article over the weekend caught my... Continue Reading →
Microsoft’s Mid-Life Crisis
Sometime between the age 30 and 45 men loose their minds. It's called a mid-life crisis. You go to your high school reunion compare yourself to the jocks, cheerleaders and geeks you went to school with and take stock of your life. The old joke is that you hit this phase and get a new... Continue Reading →
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