Twelve Predictions for 2013

  • December 4, 2012

Each year around this time, all the Real Story Group analysts get together to partake in some crystal-ball gazing about where the content technology market will head in the next year.

Here are our collective predictions for 2013:

Challenge of Scale within the Enterprise - Part 1

  • September 13, 2012

"Scale" is a tricky concept in technology. In the world of packaged applications of the kind we evaluate, people will say scale when talking about very different things, like feature breadth and scenario diversity (scope), functional depth and richness (complexity), or transaction volumes and traffic intensity (usage).

Since all those meanings are relevant, notions of scale can start to become vague and generic, and take on a marketing-speak quality. Still, I believe the term has value

Yammer is driving CIOs crazy -- and what they can do about it...

  • March 5, 2012

Yammer -- perhaps the most well-known of enterprise microblogging tools -- is driving CIOs crazy. I'm not referring here to Yammer's now famous "freemium" approach of getting your colleagues hooked on a free version and then upselling a more enterprisey edition. The real problem is this:

Another look at the Autonomy IDOL OEM business

  • August 29, 2011

Now that HP has announced its intent to buy Autonomy, the deal has come under a lot of scrutiny.  One area though that few have yet to look at in detail -- and of particular interest to us as buyers' advocates -- is the whole topic of the IDOL search OEM business

Who wants to apply Retention Policies to Tweets?

  • July 13, 2011

Some enterprises do indeed want to apply retention policies to employee tweets. EntropySoft, a content integration and migration vendor, has released a new connector for Twitter. EntropySoft already has a set of connectors that get OEM'ed into various packaged content and document management systems, many of which we cover in our evaluation reports

Is Search the New Portal?

  • June 17, 2011

Well, that's what some of the hype in the market would have you believe. Let's look at what's driving this. The last decade has seen continuous improvements to search technology. At least in theory, today's search engines can crawl more complex repositories, can handle many more documents, and run faster and more efficiently.

Enterprise Search Bloat

  • April 15, 2011

Today I was thinking about search tools -- and adjacent topics such as content/business analytics -- and all the different situations that today's enterprise search engines find themselves involved in

ECM - from search to analytics

  • March 31, 2011

I led a session at last week's Info360 event in Washington DC called "ECM & BI - a Shotgun Marriage."  I was unsure about it from the get-go, as my fear was that I would spend 45 minutes essentially making a single point: that these two things are largely incompatible. What actually transpired was a bit more interesting

The case for PDF/A as an archival format

  • August 19, 2010

All enterprises need to archive certain documents, but what's the best approach? Specifically, are there better alternatives to the traditional TIFF format? In a new advisory briefing, we argue that PDF/A brings several advantages