Rethinking Global Web Operations and Technology?

  • April 24, 2013

For most of the past decade, global enterprises have been rationalizing and professionalizing their web publishing operations, setting global standards, upgrading local talent across various regions, investing in better technology.  All good. 

But I'm perceiving a new twist on this trend, and I'd be interested to hear your take

Updated DAM Vendor Evaluations...and Evaluation Criteria

  • September 20, 2012

Last week, along with the debut of our new video-focused Broadcast & Media Asset Management research, we re-oriented our DAM research to focus more specifically on brand asset management and the marketing supply chain

Pixelboxx: Uber-DACH DAM

  • April 4, 2012

Like Razuna, Pixelboxx is a brand new vendor we started covering in our Digital Asset Management report.

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

Oracle-Endeca, HP-Autonomy, and Coveo follow the customer

  • November 7, 2011

Enterprise Search engines can be divided neatly into two categories: those optimized for website search and those optimized for searching across internal information silos. Today the gap between the two is opening ever wider

Oracle acquires Endeca - our first take....

  • October 18, 2011

Oracle has announced its intention to buy Endeca, a major independent purveyor of Enterprise Search technology. It's not in the least bit surprising as Autonomy (arguably Endeca's biggest rival) had been in talks with Oracle prior to their acquisition by HP, and from that alone it was clear that Oracle was interested in acquiring advanced search technology

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

Oracle acquires ATG

  • November 8, 2010

Last week, Oracle announced its acquisition of Art Technology Group (ATG) for $ 1 Billion. At this price, it might appear smaller than other, better-known acquisitions such as those of Sun Microsystems ($ 7.4 B), BEA Systems ($ 8.5 B), and PeopleSoft ($ 10.5 B in 2004), yet it's an important acquisition, nevertheless

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