Discussion on Standards at cmf2007

So I’m speaking at the very nice cmf2007 conference at Aarhus on Wednesday, November 7th. I’m actually delighted to be joined by Jukka Zitting and Steve Millidge. Jukka’s on the expert group for JSRs 170 and 283 while Steve’s on the expert group for JSRs 168 and 286.

In the end, hopefully we’ll have a good discussion around standards (or the lack thereof) in the content space. JSR 168 (286) and JSR 170 (283) are probably the most important standards in this space. So if you are one of those who believe the ECM community is slow to accept standards or if you have any other questions, leave a comment or email me and I’ll surely put it to the experts 🙂

Fatwire, SaaS and Web 2.0

In an earlier post about Fatwire, I’d written:

However, I wonder where are the other so called Web 2.0 features like blogs, wikis and so on?

I’d like to believe Fatwire noticed that :). They recently acquired Infostoria, which has offerings in this space. Infostoria also had a SaaS offering called zeegzaag.com offering hosted wikis. It will be interesting to see if Fatwire will integrate its flagship CMS Content Server as a hosted service using this new acquired platform?

One of the requirements for internal enterprise applications like Intranets is the capability to define workgroups (or spaces) where employees can collaborate, share and in general do light weight document management activities. Fatwire did not have any capabilities in this space and in document management but with this acquisition, it gets these capabilities as well.

Off course, how good the end result is obviously depends on when and how they integrate different products and what they do with overlapping functionality?