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Tag: Oracle

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 ›

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 ›

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?  

ECM, So Easy Even a COBOL Programmer Can Do It

I’ve been in a lot of meetings recently where I’ve found myself in a conundrum.  As you’ve seen from a lot of my posts I proclaim that content management is an easy thing to understand.  I really do believe that it’s true.  But then I’m confronted with developers that want to build their own content… Read More ›

100th Post Milestone

i just got back from the NE user group meeting in Boston yesterday. Many thanks to the host, Liberty Mutual, and the other sponsors. Looking at the numbers, I see that this is the 100th post on BMOC. These types of milestones don’t matter in the grand scheme of things but if I may be… Read More ›

Oracle’s ECM Vertical Acquisitions

Oracle announce the acquisition of Skywire last week and it highlights the difference between the growth and acquisition strategies of the different players. For those unfamiliar with it, Skywire boasts of having 1450 insurance customers. Clearly a CEVA acquisition. The pattern is not exclusive but this acquisition is not unlike Peoplesoft, Siebel or other major… Read More ›

XML Repositories – If You Can’t Beat ‘Em – Open Source ‘Em

Recently I read where Oracle contributed their XQilla XQuery Engine to the Apache open source community. The engine and the Oracle Berkeley DB XML repository are well known projects in the XML repository space. Despite the humanitarian rhetoric (and active contribution) that surrounds announcements like these, seldom does a large company have motivations for open… Read More ›

Enterprise Sharepoint? – Port it to Oracle

I’ve read it argued that CMS vendors in general might not have to worry so much about SharePoint competition because its only a Collaborative Content Application. The rest of the models are safe. If you have a web content management (WCMS) or a records management product there is no reason to worry because MOSS is… Read More ›

Thoughts on SAP, Endeca and the Retail Marketplace (why not EMC?)

I commented some weeks ago on the possible role that EMC, Oracle and SAP might play in the search vendor acquisition game currently playing out. The question on the table in the thread was whether or not Autonomy would remain autonomous. Now we learn that SAP and Intel have invested a total of $15 million… Read More ›

Thoughts on Acquisitions and ECM – EMC,BEA,Oracle,MySQL,Sun,…

Enterprise software has never looked more like a hillbilly family tree. Is hillbilly really one word? – it passed spell check, but I digress. Consolidation in the market at this level makes the geeks and analysts quiver with delight over having something new to talk about. I have seen a great deal of repetition of… Read More ›