Blogging and Content Management

Can Blogging applications be categorized as Content Management Systems? I think there is a very thin line dividing the two. ECM suites are so expensive that Gartner created a new category called "Basic Content Services" to refer to content management offerings that provide very basic features at low costs to a large number of people. … Continue reading Blogging and Content Management

Google a step closer to taking over the Internet

I had written earlier about the possibility of a Google Instant Messenger. Google Talk was recently announced. It's got a simple interface with a small footprint (900 K). However, unlike Yahoo's IM, it's strength seems to be voice chat. But then, it is in beta and you never know what course they decide to take. … Continue reading Google a step closer to taking over the Internet

Another stand alone portal vendor dead?

BEA Systems announced it will acquire enterprise portal solution provider Plumtree Software Inc. Plumtree was one of the few pure stand-alone portals remaining and has strong collaboration and workgroup features. This has strengthened my belief that the era of stand-alone portals is over. Some people think BEA has got it really cheap for $200 million … Continue reading Another stand alone portal vendor dead?

Interwoven buys Scrittura

Interwoven has bought another niche product vendor called Scrittura. Scrittura is a provider of document automation technology for over the counter derivatives trading business. Mergers and Acquisitions have been increasing in this space. This acquisition signals an end of another niche player but gives Interwoven a broader footprint in the financial services vertical. The solution … Continue reading Interwoven buys Scrittura