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

Goodbye 2008, Welcome 2009

Okay so another year comes to an end and while we welcome the new year, here's a look at some of the themes (in a random order) of the year gone by that might have an impact on the Content Technologies next year. Verticalized Applications Content Management Systems as horizontal solutions have been there for … Continue reading Goodbye 2008, Welcome 2009

Commercial Offerings from Open Source Product Vendors

Two vendors released their commercial offerings based on very popular open source products. Earlier this month, Acquia released commercial Drupal which is a collection of popular 3rd party applications packaged with Drupal to extend its social publishing capabilities. Liferay also followed and released an enterprise edition of its Portal product. The enterprise edition will be a commercially … Continue reading Commercial Offerings from Open Source Product Vendors

CMIS – Yet another acronym or more than that?

Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) is a new standard that (from the spec) ... will define a domain model and set of bindings, such as Web Service and REST/Atom that can be used by applications to work with one or more Content Management repositories/systems. This spec  will soon be submitted to OASIS. It has participation from IBM, … Continue reading CMIS – Yet another acronym or more than that?

Alfreco Partners with Adobe

Alfresco and Adobe announced a new partnership in which Adobe will embed Alfresco's ECM in its LiveCycle ES. This will create an offering that provides a more complete solution integrating Content Management with Document Composition (or Document Output Management), something about which I have written before. EMC's acquisition late last year of Document Sciences' xPression … Continue reading Alfreco Partners with Adobe

Now Everyone can create Mobile Web Sites

If you ever wanted to have a web presence for yourself or your business, there was never any dearth of choices. There are many service providers which let you create web sites quickly using templates and wizards. Google Sites, Google Pages, Yahoo/Tripod/Geocities all let you create such web sites. However, if you wanted to create … Continue reading Now Everyone can create Mobile Web Sites

Drupal for Social Publishing…

Drupal is one of the rare platforms for building social publishing applications that is built on top of a rather decent WCM platform. It has a  strong foundation with a very flexible taxonomy system which along with thousands of 3rd party modules enables you to assemble social publishing applications. However, these modules could be your biggest … Continue reading Drupal for Social Publishing…

Drupal for Social Publishing…

Drupal is one of the rare platforms for building social publishing applications that is built on top of a rather decent WCM platform. It has a  strong foundation with a very flexible taxonomy system which along with thousands of 3rd party modules enables you to assemble social publishing applications. However, these modules could be your biggest … Continue reading Drupal for Social Publishing…

Goodbye 2007, Welcome 2008

2007 has been a good year for portal and content technologies. Here's a summary of some themes that became popular and will probably be discussed in 2008 as well. Web 2.0: There's nothing new about it as we've been seeing the impact of web 2.0 for quite sometime now. What's new is the fact that Web 2.0 … Continue reading Goodbye 2007, Welcome 2008