CMS for Pharma, Biotech, and Life Sciences industries

  • February 27, 2013

As you know, we on a regular basis consult and advise many clients – large and small – in many verticals. I, personally, believe that a Web Content Management System is not a vertical application. There are occasional exceptions, but overall Web CMS is a horizontal business application, and any CMS can be potentially used by any type of business, depending on what the actual needs are....

Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width - Big Data's emerging problem

  • May 8, 2012

Big Data is may be a buzzword, yet it's certainly generating interesting discussions. Over the last month or two, I been party to a number of really interesting sessions - such as the CW500 event I mentioned previously - and with recent acquisitions in this space, the question is becoming less about whether Big Data is possible, and more about how it can be applied in the enterprise.

For me this raises the question of quality...

What is the sound of one hand clapping?

  • December 13, 2011

A recent conversation with a large global enterprise about their Digital Asset Management project reminded me of the Zen Kōan – "Two hands clap and there is a sound. What is the sound of one hand clapping?" The project in question has weathered some turbulence...

The technology buying process - vertical expertise

  • May 27, 2011

One of the most common questions an enterprise technology buyer will ask of a vendor or supplier is, "What do you know about our business?" It's the kind of question that one gets asked in job interviews too, and just like that personal situation, how the question gets answered can have a huge impact on the result...

Faking a CMS? You're Not Alone

  • February 7, 2011

If you agree with the adage that enterprises need a new Web CMS every three years, then it's easy to assume that in the year 2011, most organizations would be working on their third or fourth Web CMS implementation. The real story is that some of the largest enterprises -- including some of the biggest names in healthcare, retail, and banking -- are still trying to move to their first real CMS...

ECM in Healthcare Today

  • February 1, 2011

There is no more challenging an environment for true ECM (Enterprise Content Management) than that of healthcare...

Digital Asset Management 2011 Market Preview

  • December 21, 2010

I'm excited to wrap up the year by writing a "State of the Market" on DAM. This has been a very busy year for us here -- our DAM subscriber numbers increased substantially and our customer inquiries for personalized help in a DAM procurement were near-constant. Could it be that DAM might finally be hitting the mainstream?...

Dynamic Publishing Systems -- A Technical Overview

  • September 10, 2010

Dynamic Publishing Systems manage the assembly of reusable components for publishing, along with the delivery of aggregated content to multiple personalized channels. Some examples of Dynamic Publishing are:...

Hyland acquires Hershey Software

  • September 1, 2010

Ok you probably did a double take when you saw that Hyland had acquired Hershey's. Sadly the world of chocolate and ECM are not about to merge....

IBM Acquires Datacap - First Take

  • August 10, 2010

Today IBM announced the acquisition of Datacap. It was no surprise really as Big Blue has been talking for a while about enhancing their overall imaging offering, to better leverage advanced case management...

EMC Documentum for your Case Management?

  • May 17, 2010

One of the more interesting and surprising things to emerge from last week's EMC World event in Boston was that the core Documentum Content Server has been repositioned into the xCP (Intelligent Case Management) product stack....