What’s in a name?

Quite a bit! Shishank Mathur has posted a list of some product names in the Portals and Content Management space and his interpretation of what the name means.

Many of these products though have clearly evolved and the names do not reflect their current functionality. A quick peek in the history shows how Documentum has evolved from an EDMS to ECM – Here’s Documentum in 1999, 2002, and 2004.

And here’s Interwoven in 1996 when it created tools for concurrent website production, during dot com boom in 1999 and in 2004 when they launched a vertical specific solution. Interesting 🙂

Fatwire ships Content Server 7

Fatwire recently announced the release of Content Server 7 (Via Shishank Mathur), the latest release of its WCMS product. I’d a quick peek at the demo (a huge 100 MB download!) and here are some of my observations:

  1. They have called it “Content Management for Everyone”. What this basically means is that there are now three interfaces using which content can be created and managed. Apart from the two interfaces which were already there – Insite interface (which is basically an in-context environment for making changes) and Advanced interface (basically the original content entry interface or Xcelerate or Content Center, if you followed the history) there’s a completely new interface called “Dash” interface. Continue reading “Fatwire ships Content Server 7”

Random thoughts on Convergence

Next week, I will be at AIIM, participating in a panel on Convergence moderated by Tony Byrne. Here are some of the things that I’ve been thinking about convergence. They are not in any particular order (as the title of this post suggests) but are meant to generate some points and take take the discussion forward before the conference starts: Continue reading “Random thoughts on Convergence”