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
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
A new trend that I am seeing these days is emergence of gadgets (widgets, dashlets, blocklets) and mashups. These basically provide a quick and dirty way to create portal *like* applications. They are light weight and less expensive as compared to your typical portal servers. iGoogle is probably the biggest example of their success on … Continue reading Gadgets and Widgets as an alternative to Portlets
Seth had recently posted about the use of Blogs and Wikis in the enterprise. He writes: I too am suspicious (and a little surprised) when I hear these terms together because, other than the fact that they are relatively new to the "enterprise," blogs and wikis have little to do with each other... I have … Continue reading Blogs, Wikis etc.
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?
McKinsey released the results of a global survey on the use of Web 2.0 by enterprises. This is an interesting report with some good analysis and data. Some points that I found interesting are: McKinsey included Web services as one of the Web 2.0 tools along with Blogs, RSS, Wikis and others. Sure, Web services could … Continue reading McKinsey on Web 2.0