Alfresco, an Open Source Content Management framework (also termed as CM repository and CM system at various places) released on Monday, 27th June. It is being touted as one that will shake up the Open Source Content Management space, especially since the company has been founded by long time CMS veterans. John Newton, co-founder Documentum, … Continue reading Alfresco Review
Content Repository for Java Technology API (JSR 170) has been finalized and released. If the vendor support mentioned here and here is any indication, life would be much better for customers using multiple CMSes. If one department uses Vignette, another one uses Interwoven, there is no need to integrate or enter data multiple times. All … Continue reading JSR 170 Released
The consolidation continues. Hummingbird, with its strength in Document Management has announced the acquisition of European RedDot solutions. RedDot has its strength in Web Content Management. This gives Hummingbird and RedDot an opportunity to address the ECM space and cross sell to each other's customers. However, true benefits will only accrue if the two vendors … Continue reading Hummingbird buys RedDot
Okay that might sound frivolous but there are reasons. Google has entered the personalized portal space. Check out http://www.google.com/ig. Although, it is a basic and rudimentory offering but it still is a good beginning. Everyone knows about Google's different search models - google appliance, desktop search, web search and thousand other different types of searches. … Continue reading Google – A new player in PCM space?
Focus on Usability is going to be a big trend in Portals and Content Management implementations. This follows from two main reasons:More and more organizations are rationalizing and consolidating different sites and portals that had proliferated in the enterprise. Each of these have a different look & feel, navigation and a different user experience. Hence, … Continue reading Usability in Portals and Content Management
Some analysts think that a "Stand Alone" Portal Server is dead. This follows from the fact that many portal features have been commoditized and made part of infrastructure/application servers. The fact that portal servers are expected to do much more than they initially did means that they have to interact more closely with services provided … Continue reading Portal Servers – A dying breed
We run our group's Portal on a leading commercial Portal Server. Since it is an internal portal, most of the development is done by people when they are not on projects (On Bench that is). This leads to too many issues. If someone has to work on one of these commercial portals (BEA, IBM etc), … Continue reading Is Open Source good enough?
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, … Continue reading Consolidation in Content Management Space