Opinions and discussion on content management and document management by two of the biggest guys in the business. *Measured by combined weight

Tag: SharePoint

Contract Life Cycle Management from an ECM Perspective

As I have researched the Contract Life Cycle Management (CLM) environment, I have been concerned about the lack of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) vendors paying attention to the space.  ECM solutions would be an obvious platform for these solutions.  While the majority of the ECM vendors ignore this, a couple of vendors have addressed this… Read More ›

For ECM Solutions it’s Configuration versus Customization

For years I’ve been in discussions where the conversation bounced between “build” versus “buy: decisions for a ECM (Enterprise Content Management).  Before 2000, managing any large collection of documents, either to a specific business case or all documents, meant building your own document management system or buying an existing document management system.  Over the years,… Read More ›

Lost Knowledge – Real Time Co-Authoring

Back in 2009, I found myself reminiscing about an old Documentum partner and one of their cool offerings.  As I wrote the article, several more scenarios of “Lost Knowledge” came to mind.  I had planned on starting a series of posts on the topic.  Here’s the second one seven years later.  (I promise to bring… 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 ›

Syncplicity – Sync Now,Integrate Later

[A friendly remember. I work for EMC but this is my own opinion and not reviewed or approved by the company.] I have been spending a lot of time with Syncplicity getting used to the tool and understanding where it fits in my personal technology ecosystem. As I play with it I am finding that… Read More ›

EMC Embraces Employee Managed Content with Box

The world of collaboration is changing and EMC is making dramatic moves to address the portfolio’s relevance in the market. All of the legacy ECM vendors are struggling to maintain or redefine themselves in this space. There is no debating the fact that SharePoint was a tremendously disruptive product in the collaboration market and redefinition… Read More ›

Is Box.net Collaborative Enough?

Box.net has announced a new round of funding that brought in close to $50mil USD. Watching some of the comments on twitter it was clear that some don’t think they have a feature set that rises to the level of true collaboration. It reminds me of another argument not so long ago when industry experts… Read More ›

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. 

Adobe Acquires Day

Yesterday’s acquisition of Day Software by Adobe should not come as a surprise.  For those watching closely over the last seven years, Adobe has been trying to build their own Enterprise Content Management system.  Some would argue with little success.  What does come as a surprise is when.  In a time where the validity of… Read More ›