Dropbox is Acquiring eSignature Provider HelloSign

File Sharing and Sync provider Dropbox announced it will acquire eSignature vendor HelloSign. Dropbox is a popular light-weight collaboration service with capabilities for file sharing and sync across multiple devices. HelloSign is an eSignature service provider that allows enterprises to automate (mainly) paper-based signature-oriented tasks. Think of a document that goes to multiple people for their signature. … Read moreDropbox is Acquiring eSignature Provider HelloSign

OpenText acquires Hightail (formerly, YouSendIt)

ECM vendor OpenText has acquired Hightail. Hightail, formerly called YouSendIt, offers a file-sharing and sync service. OpenText now has at least four file-sharing and sync services. In addition to Hightail, they have OpenText Core and OpenText Tempo Box. Documentum acquisition also gave them EMC Leap, which has some overlaps with cloud-based file-sharing and collaboration services. … Read moreOpenText acquires Hightail (formerly, YouSendIt)

ECM and Machine Learning – What are Box, IBM, OpenText and other Vendors doing?

There are many use cases in Enterprise Content Management (ECM) for which Machine Learning can be deployed. In fact, i’d argue that you can apply machine learning in all the stages of content life cycle. You can apply: Supervised learning e.g, to automatically classify images, archive documents, delete files no longer required (and not likely … Read moreECM and Machine Learning – What are Box, IBM, OpenText and other Vendors doing?

Blockchain for Information Management

Blockchain is best known for its use by the alternative and controversial currency market and most notably Bitcoin. But Blockchain is not Bitcoin nor is Blockchain an alternative/crypto currency. Rather Blockchain is an underlying distributed ledger technology (DLT) that can be used in many different contexts other than Bitcoin. In fact, we are already seeing … Read moreBlockchain for Information Management

Factors Impacting Content Migration

Whether one is implementing a new system or moving from one system to another, content migration is always an important aspect. Each situation is unique and so each migration scenario will have its own roadmap. However, there are some common factors that are present in each migration and can determine how long will the migration last. … Read moreFactors Impacting Content Migration

Fatwire “Rescues” Interwoven and Vignette

Forrester recently named Fatwire a Leader in their WCM for external Sites Quadrant. And the folks at Fatwire have already called two of their fellow-quads (for the lack of a better term), Interwoven and Vignette as legacy WCM products! Incidentally, Interwoven sits nicely in the Leader quadrant in the same report and was also named the fastest growing … Read moreFatwire “Rescues” Interwoven and Vignette

Random Notes on EMC World

These are some observations, in no particular order. I will possibly post some “more sensible” posts on specific topics later. It was first time for me at EMC World and I thought the focus was much more on storage and infrastructure as compared to content management. They did certainly much better though in terms of … Read moreRandom Notes on EMC World

Hello (EMC) World

I’d be traveling over next couple of weeks mainly to attend EMC World in Orlando and meet customers in the US. We have been working on some interesting concepts (Hosted Document Services, Factory Model and ECM Maturity Model) and I will take this opportunity to socialize these and get feedback from our customers. This is my … Read moreHello (EMC) World

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