Are acquisitions of Day, FatWire, Autonomy shrinking your shortlist?

  • August 19, 2011

When a vendor acquires another, there is always some amount of uncertainty since employees as well as customers become anxious about the platform's future. In the last few months, we have seen many acquisitions in the marketplaces we cover. Among the major ones

A Requiem for RedDot

  • June 30, 2011

Like old soldiers, sometimes old Web CMS tools don't die outright....they just fade away.  Case in point: the product formerly known as RedDot, which became OpenText Web Solutions, but is now re-branded "OpenText Web Site Management."  RedDot boasts a long and storied past. However, it started falling behind its competitors even before

Alternatives for converging website production and delivery

  • December 15, 2010

Of late, many WCM as well as Portal vendors are touting their capabilities for more closely aligning content management and presentation management. Frankly, I wonder what took them so long. After all, what good is content if it cannot be delivered and consumed? In my opinion

Google - unsuitable for the enterprise

  • February 22, 2010

For years now Google has played fast and loose with information confidentiality and privacy issues. As if further proof were needed

Alterian drops Immediacy

  • February 4, 2010

Software vendor Alterian has cleared up which Web CMS software it wants to try to sell you in the future. In short, all of their alphabet soups going forward will taste like Morello

Would EMC really buy FatWire?

  • January 31, 2010

From time to time, rumors surface about Web CMS vendor FatWire being up for purchase. Also, from time to time, we hear rumors about EMC Corporation being ready to acquire this or that content technology. Now there's a rumor going around fusing the two: that EMC might acquire FatWire

SAP to resell Livelink

  • October 14, 2009

There is a some noise being made today about SAP's decision to become a reseller of Open Text's ECM products. Call me Mr Miserable, but I'm not sure that its really a game changer. SAP and Open Text have been involved in a long, torturous courtship, that so far has failed to result in a marriage

Beware the Open Text synergizer bunny

  • September 4, 2009

ECM mega-vendor Open Text has a successful track record of acquiring smaller competitors, then absorbing their revenue streams and selectively improving certain "winners" going forward.

Making sense of CMS Watch....

  • June 11, 2009

At CMS Watch we evaluate an awful lot of products, and making sense of all this research can be a challenge.

Open Text buys Vignette: Investment or impulse?

  • May 6, 2009

The business world is full of tumult these days, and times like these are known to give rise to strange bedpartners. But few would have expected the kind of union announced by Open Text just a few hours ago

On RedDot and Balance

  • April 21, 2008

Last week we received an e-mail from an IT staffer at an outfit that is looking to buy a Web CMS tool, with PaperThin's CommonSpot and RedDot CMS (part of the extended Open Text family) under particular consideration