Burntsand the Latest Acquisition by Open Text

Yesterday Open Text announced that it was acquiring Burntsand for $11M CAD.  Considering Burntsand has reported a profit only once in the past nine years (in 2007), this is another "interesting play" for Open Text.  But does it really mean anything.  Burntsand is one of those Systems Integrators that you hear about in this space every so often. ... Continue Reading →

Do You Know Your SharePoint?

Like it or not SharePoint has become part of almost every enterprise.  The ease in which collaboration can be performed and with which sites can be deployed makes it very user friendly.  The free entry level product supports adoption too.  Interestingly IT lets it grow without the arguments for controls they placed on products like... 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 →

What could stop SharePoint

Considering the recent track record, it's hard to imagine what could stand in the way of SharePoint gaining CMS market dominance over the next few years. Until you consider this announcement.  One reason SharePoint is gaining acceptance is because of its close ties to the authoring tools. Everyone generally agrees it is less than it could... Continue Reading →

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