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

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

Gadgets and Widgets as an alternative to Portlets

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

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?