Collaborate and Innovate

Congratulations to good friends and ex-colleagues – Munish and Jayesh who have given up their cushy jobs at Wipro to launch ideaken. ideaken uses social media to enable collaborative innovation. To quote: Collaborative innovation takes place when one starts to leverage unknown or unnamed sources of ideas, solutions & knowledge along with the known and … Read moreCollaborate and Innovate

Open Text acquires Vignette

After Autonomy/Interwoven and Oracle/Sun news, here comes the third big news of the year. If Unilever can have multiple soaps and GM can have multiple car models, why can’t a Content Management vendor have multiple products? OT’s acquisition of Vignette points to this increasing “commoditization” of Content Management marketplace. There may be a lot of overlaps in … Read moreOpen Text acquires Vignette

Oracle buys Sun

Oracle announced it will acquire Sun. Another big Portal/Content Management vendor is now an infrastructure vendor. Sometimes I wonder if  everything will soon become an appliance – you buy a Solaris box and it will come bundled not only with the OS (obviously) but also with WebCenter (or one of the numerous Oracle Portal type products), … Read moreOracle buys Sun

Goodbye 2008, Welcome 2009

Okay so another year comes to an end and while we welcome the new year, here’s a look at some of the themes (in a random order) of the year gone by that might have an impact on the Content Technologies next year. Verticalized Applications Content Management Systems as horizontal solutions have been there for … Read moreGoodbye 2008, Welcome 2009

Drupal for Social Publishing…

Drupal is one of the rare platforms for building social publishing applications that is built on top of a rather decent WCM platform. It has a  strong foundation with a very flexible taxonomy system which along with thousands of 3rd party modules enables you to assemble social publishing applications. However, these modules could be your biggest … Read moreDrupal for Social Publishing…

Social Networking becoming more social..

If you have a site or blog and you wanted to make it a community site, your options were limited. Building features like invite a friend, social networking and collaboration was not trivial and involves writing your own applications – this may or may not be supported by the hosting provider unless you were using … Read moreSocial Networking becoming more social..

Goodbye 2007, Welcome 2008

2007 has been a good year for portal and content technologies. Here’s a summary of some themes that became popular and will probably be discussed in 2008 as well. Web 2.0: There’s nothing new about it as we’ve been seeing the impact of web 2.0 for quite sometime now. What’s new is the fact that Web 2.0 … Read moreGoodbye 2007, Welcome 2008

Fatwire, SaaS and Web 2.0

In an earlier post about Fatwire, I’d written: However, I wonder where are the other so called Web 2.0 features like blogs, wikis and so on? I’d like to believe Fatwire noticed that :). They recently acquired Infostoria, which has offerings in this space. Infostoria also had a SaaS offering called zeegzaag.com offering hosted wikis. … Read moreFatwire, SaaS and Web 2.0