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

Autonomy makes yet another acquisition

  • May 16, 2011

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.

Changes to Autonomy iManage WorkSite

  • December 22, 2010

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

Should you be worried about Autonomy?

  • October 14, 2010

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

Cri Du Coeur for Records Management

  • August 4, 2010

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

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.

Records Management on the rise?

  • April 12, 2010

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:

An iPad for DM and RM?

  • February 5, 2010

The launch of Apple's iPad last week has caught the imagination of armchair critics worldwide

The Death of Taxonomies, revisited

  • November 13, 2009

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

EMC Acquires Kazeon

  • September 2, 2009

Yesterday, EMC announced the acquisition of e-discovery vendor Kazeon