Beware the End-of-Year Budget Rush

  • October 18, 2013

Coming upon Q4, our subscribers sometimes ask for advice about the surprisingly common dilemma of use-it-or-lose-it budgeting. Specifically, "We have budget funds we need to spend, or at least obligate, before the year is out." Just Don't Do It...

Will the Decline of BlackBerry and Windows Mobile Simplify Your Life?

  • October 8, 2013

In my conversations with digital workplace and marketing technology leaders, they tend to laud the long decline and potential demise of BlackBerry and Windows Mobile. Not because they dislike those platforms (though many do), but because mobile leaders believe that shaping effective mobile experiences for customers and employees gets much simpler with only two big client environments -- iOS and Android -- in the picture...

SharePoint: Is What's Past Now Prologue?

  • October 7, 2013

We are now nearly a year into SharePoint 2013. What lessons can we draw?

Just as importantly, what lessons can we learn about the future of SharePoint based on a platform that's now more than a decade old?

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We need more loosely-coupled WCM offerings

  • September 17, 2013

As the Web CMS marketplace pendulum has swung from content management to experience management over the past few years, we've seen a greater emphasis on "coupled" architectures. That's not always a good thing...

HP/Autonomy Strategy - Still Buy Instead of Build?

  • September 3, 2013

Though any improvements are welcome, my personal opinion is that these efforts are too little, too late for platforms in desperate need of fundamental refactoring to pay down enormous technical debt -- if not by HP, then by someone else. So, perhaps like you, I follow what's going on at HP for authentic signs of a larger strategy...

Drupal versus SharePoint

  • June 27, 2013

My take is that Drupal and SharePoint are really very different systems, though I can see why people compare them...

How Does SharePoint 2013 Stack Up for WCM?

  • June 19, 2013

Yesterday we released an update to our Web Content & Experience Management (WCM) vendor evaluation research with an emphasis on the .NET mid-market tier, including fresh takes for our 20-page reviews of...

Do You Really Want a Power-User Interface for Your WCM Platform?

  • June 13, 2013

Web CMS vendors frequently tout their systems' usability, but in fact a big evolution towards complexity has been underway in the WCM world for the past several years.  That's right: user interfaces for editors and marketers are getting more complicated rather simpler...

What to make of the Salesforce-ExactTarget acquisition

  • June 4, 2013

Acquisitions generally bring turbulence to existing customers, and as subscribers to our Digital Marketing Technology research know, ExactTarget licensees have already been on a bit of a roller-coaster ride.  That said, this is one of those cases where I believe the acquisition is on balance a positive thing for the market as a whole....

The Case Against Adobe CQ - WEM

  • June 3, 2013

Adobe is nothing if not a good marketer of software, and the company understands in particular how to talk to creatives, editors, and marketers, the three key business stakeholders in any web content management effort. Also, analysts and media make a habit of fawning over the company. As a result, Adobe CQ has a tendency to land on a lot of enterprise short lists for CMS selection, including frequently when it doesn't belong. So, let's pause for a moment and consider just a few of the manifold reasons why Adobe CQ might not be a good fit for your organization...