Many of our customers have more that one content repositories. So we often get into situations where there is a need for: Coexistence: Business requires these multiple repositories to exist simultaneously. This could be because there are different applications for different requirements or because the migration effort is so huge that it is not possible to … Read more Content Repositories – Coexistence, Migration and Consolidation
Looks like content is indeed the king these days. Today, Sun announced a proposed take over of StorageTek. This gives them a foot hold in a fast growing Information Life Cycle Management (ILM) space. Next step would be to buy a Content Management vendor. Once that is thru, they will have presence in Server market, … Read more Consolidation in Content Management Space
Vendor selection and platform consolidation for their digital properties
It was a usual hectic day at work when I read about this sudden interesting development of Interwoven to be acquired by Autonomy. You can read more about it at CMS Watch and CMS Wire. I felt a bit sad – Interwoven was one of the few pure play CMS vendors and pioneered many of the Content … Read more Autonomy Acquires Interwoven
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
Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) is a new standard that (from the spec) … will define a domain model and set of bindings, such as Web Service and REST/Atom that can be used by applications to work with one or more Content Management repositories/systems. This spec will soon be submitted to OASIS. It has participation from IBM, … Read more CMIS – Yet another acronym or more than that?
2006 has been an exciting year for content technologies. Based on some of the interesting happenings, the following themes (in no particular order) have emerged that might have an impact on this space in coming years: Standards: or the lack of them was evident. Although portal standards (JSR-168, JSR-286) have done well, content management standards … Read more Goodbye 2006, Welcome 2007
If anyone still has doubts about ECM being mainstream, check this news here. Oracle has been toying around with content management for some time. They initially had “Content Services” which was part of their collaboration suite. To bring in more focus (and more business), they moved it to the database group and called their ECM … Read more Oracle buys Stellent
After months of speculations, FileNet finally got acquired. And it was not Oracle, as some rumors suggested but IBM who acquired it. This might change the game for some customers. I suspect it’ll be a long time before IBM actually rationalizes the two product lines (if at all they decide to do it) and hence … Read more IBM buys FileNet
With all this consolidation happening and niche vendors going down under, this is something that a lot of people are considering. James McGovern had also asked this question sometime back. Most content management implementations have some kind of workflow requirements. For web content management projects, it is mostly “create-edit-review-publish” paradigm whereas for document centric requirements, … Read more Should BPM be a part of ECM?