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...

Talking Digital Asset Management in Europe

  • November 16, 2011

Amidst all the talk of gloom and doom in Europe, we present an article where the words “Europe” and “Crisis” don’t have to be uttered in the same breath...

The Europe edition of the Creatasphere Digital Asset Management conference in the Hague brought together DAM customers, vendors, and consultants for a few days.  Bringing this event to Europe is fitting...

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...

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:...

Exalead acquired by Dassault Systemes

  • June 9, 2010

Dassault Systèmes, a major product lifecycle management (PLM) vendor, has announced the acquisition of enterprise search vendor Exalead. Which of course leads to the two usual questions with any acquisition...

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...

Search gets (even more) specialized

  • January 13, 2010

The search technology marketplace is getting much more specialized, with important implications for you the customer. There are at least two different ways that software can specialize: Functionally and Vertically...

Will you buy more Skittles today?

  • March 2, 2009

Skittles -- a brand in the Mars candy conglomerate -- has set off a small tornado in social media land today by nearly completely turning over its website to Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook...

ECM and BPR in 2007

  • May 31, 2007

Another conversation today and another datapoint to contribute to my growing belief that large enterprises are now re-embracing re-engineering. It seems that there is only so much streamlining you can do until you reach a point where you need to completely rethink a situation....