Checklist – Working Remotely/Setting Up Home Office

I wrote this post originally about 10 years back when I started working remotely. As a result of Coronavirus pandemic, lot of people are having to work from home. So here goes an updated version. Here are some tools that work for me. I am not recommending anything here, just mentioning what work for me.  Also, … Read more Checklist – Working Remotely/Setting Up Home Office

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 more Collaborate 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 more Open 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 more Oracle 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 more Goodbye 2008, Welcome 2009

Oracle migrates its blogs to MT

So even after acquiring Stellent, BEA (including AquaLogic) and having multiple portal type applications of its own, Oracle decided to migrate their blogs to Movable Type from UserLand. If a product stack seems to have everything, it still might not have specific functionality that you might require. Read more here

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 more Drupal 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 more Social 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 more Goodbye 2007, Welcome 2008

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