Mimosa Systems acquisition by Iron Mountain was an interesting surprise. Interesting in that it brings the oldest records management company into the forefront of the latest in eDiscovery. Iron Mountain was started in 1950 when an abandoned iron mine in Kentucky was used to store bank records and is now located in over 39 countries. ... Continue Reading →
Kapow and StrikeIron – Affordable SOA
A couple of weeks ago Kapow Technologies and StrikeIron announced a new partnership to deliver web data services in a pay-as-you-go model. The promises of service oriented architecture are well known and broadly adopted, especially among large enterprise and government IT departments. I was able to sit in on a demo on the offering and thought... Continue Reading →
Hey You Get On To My Cloud
It seems every week someone else is building a cloud and looking for vendors to become the ___ of choice in that cloud. But I don’t get it. What’s the big deal, it’s just a remix of the same old song. In fact, I believe that it goes further back than you think. Let’s do... Continue Reading →
What happens when clouds blow away
I hate to say I told you so. No I don't - I actually enjoy it. What I don't like is talking about bad news that cost people jobs and make businesses suffer needless losses. According to this account in NetworkWorld, customers of The Linkup have suffered enormous data loss and the company is shutting... Continue Reading →
Open Text buys into the DAM SaaS Market
Open Text expands into the Dgital Asset Management Software as a Service market with the acquisition of eMotion ,the Media Management division of Corbis corporation. OT is re-branding the unit under their banner as Artesia On Demand for Marketing. This continues an emerging pattern of targeted small acquisitions to "check the boxes" in the catalog.... Continue Reading →
SaaS Content Management – Don’t Forget the Prenup!
In a post from October Alan Pelz-Sharp lamented over the ECM SaaS Dilemma. While his points on technical integration issues are well founded - there is a dimension of the issue that API's and architecture don't directly address. In ages past I was responsible for evaluating content management solutions for a Fortune 50. In the... Continue Reading →
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