Blockchain for Information Management

Blockchain is best known for its use by the alternative and controversial currency market and most notably Bitcoin. But Blockchain is not Bitcoin nor is Blockchain an alternative/crypto currency. Rather Blockchain is an underlying distributed ledger technology (DLT) that can be used in many different contexts other than Bitcoin. In fact, we are already seeing … Continue reading Blockchain for Information Management

Factors Impacting Content Migration

Whether one is implementing a new system or moving from one system to another, content migration is always an important aspect. Each situation is unique and so each migration scenario will have its own roadmap. However, there are some common factors that are present in each migration and can determine how long will the migration last. … Continue reading Factors Impacting Content Migration

Fatwire "Rescues" Interwoven and Vignette

Forrester recently named Fatwire a Leader in their WCM for external Sites Quadrant. And the folks at Fatwire have already called two of their fellow-quads (for the lack of a better term), Interwoven and Vignette as legacy WCM products! Incidentally, Interwoven sits nicely in the Leader quadrant in the same report and was also named the fastest growing … Continue reading Fatwire "Rescues" Interwoven and Vignette

Random Notes on EMC World

These are some observations, in no particular order. I will possibly post some "more sensible" posts on specific topics later. It was first time for me at EMC World and I thought the focus was much more on storage and infrastructure as compared to content management. They did certainly much better though in terms of … Continue reading Random Notes on EMC World

Hello (EMC) World

I'd be traveling over next couple of weeks mainly to attend EMC World in Orlando and meet customers in the US. We have been working on some interesting concepts (Hosted Document Services, Factory Model and ECM Maturity Model) and I will take this opportunity to socialize these and get feedback from our customers. This is my … Continue reading Hello (EMC) World

Open Text acquires Vignette

After Autonomy/Interwoven and Oracle/Sun news, here comes the third big news of the year. If Unilever can have multiple soaps and GM can have multiple car models, why can't a Content Management vendor have multiple products? OT's acquisition of Vignette points to this increasing "commoditization" of Content Management marketplace. There may be a lot of overlaps in … Continue reading Open Text acquires Vignette

Oracle buys Sun

Oracle announced it will acquire Sun. Another big Portal/Content Management vendor is now an infrastructure vendor. Sometimes I wonder if  everything will soon become an appliance - you buy a Solaris box and it will come bundled not only with the OS (obviously) but also with WebCenter (or one of the numerous Oracle Portal type products), … Continue reading Oracle buys Sun

Content Repositories – Coexistence, Migration and Consolidation

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 … Continue reading Content Repositories – Coexistence, Migration and Consolidation