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
Yesterday we learned that Lexmark, best know for its printers, had acquired Netherlands-based BPM (Business Process Management) vendor Pallas-Athena. This follows in the path of Lexmark's acquisition of Perceptive Software, a document management company (evaluated in our Document Management reviews)
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
Well, it has been almost a year since Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch announced that his firm was to make a major acquisition. Today it happened.
Last week we published an advisory paper for our ECM subscribers that analyzes some of the key challenges and limitations of using SharePoint's native services for Records Management (RM). The briefing focuses on the standard configurations supplied by Microsoft, outside of third-party software options. Here's the outline
The longtime document and records management product iManage WorkSite has had a turbulent history: launched in the dot-com boom years, it quickly found an enthusiastic customer base in the Legal sector. Acquired by Interwoven in 2003 it carried on much as before with relatively little interference from the web-centric management at Interwoven. But things change
In the past week mega-vendor Autonomy saw its share price plummet by 20% -- a huge drop by anyone's standards. Much discussed in the financial press, it's also news that will be much discussed and publicized by Autonomy's competitors
If you were to trust in the marketing swill that comes out of the vendor and analyst community these days, you would believe that large organizations are not just embracing ERM (Electronic Records Management) but that they are positively hugging and kissing it too
Both IBM and now EMC have recently touted their improved Case Management capabilities, so I thought it timely to take a look at this area in a little more detail
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.
I just finished reading an excellent article in Hedge Funds Review called "Records management in the new regulatory environment." It's piece that echoes much the same message I've been preaching for years now:
Yesterday we released a new advisory paper on workflow. The briefing focusses in particular on what you need to look for (and what you can dispense with) in Web CMS and Digital Asset Management environments
The launch of Apple's iPad last week has caught the imagination of armchair critics worldwide
Earlier this year I caused quite a stir when I predicted the death of taxonomies. Taxonomists worldwide told me I was an idiot, nuts, completely delusional. Some were deeply concerned that their jobs were threatened, as if employers would change org charts based on my prediction. Others secretly told me they agreed
Yesterday, EMC announced the acquisition of e-discovery vendor Kazeon