Why would Lithium want to acquire Klout?

  • March 12, 2014

While the interwebs have been buzzing for about a month now about an alleged acquisition of Klout by Lithium, the potential new parent company still hasn’t as much as peeped about this transaction. Legal terms and obligations notwithstanding, I hope Lithium changed its mind. If they really want to go IPO some day, they might need to make more careful buying decisions...

Shutterstock: new DAM vendor via WebDAM acquisition?

  • March 7, 2014

Commercial stock photo provider Shutterstock decided to acquire WebDAM – a DAM vendor we cover extensively in our Digital & Media Asset Management research. For customers, the outcome of this acquisition could go in one of two directions....

When it rains, it pours (Oracle) clouds

  • January 6, 2014

Oracle has done this before; at some point in time, they had four or five different Portal products. However, it took a really long time for them to actually consolidate and integrate multiple offerings. So while it may be a good thing to get different options from one single vendor...

Escenic CMS changes owners

  • November 21, 2013

There's never a dull day in the Web Content and Experience Management industry. If it's not an acquisition of a product to complement existing functionality (Sitecore announced today their acquisition of an eCommerce vendor), it is a drastic change of ownership, as with Vizrt selling off its Escenic WCMS....

What the Adobe security breach can teach you

  • November 19, 2013

I dread those emails that go along the lines of, “We've checked a list of millions of compromised accounts and cross referenced it with people who have an XYZ account. We noticed that the email that you used to register for an XYZ account was on that list of exposed accounts.”...

My Eternal Search for a Happy TeamSite Customer

  • October 28, 2013

For the past six years, I've made a habit of saying "TeamSite is a product you leave, not one you join." Nearly every time we talk to one of our subscribers who licenses that platform, the discussion revolves around when to leave, not whether to leave...

Can you use WordPress for DAM lite?

  • October 23, 2013

There's more news from WordPress land. This time around, customers are wondering whether WordPress can be used as a lightweight digital asset management (DAM) system, given Automattic’s (the makers of WordPress) acquisition of file-sharing startup CloudUp...

PhoneGap/Cordova Vs Oracle and IBM Mobile Offerings

  • September 19, 2013

A key question arises: if you develop your mobile application using web technologies and use Cordova to wrap it, why license Oracle ADF Mobile, IBM Worklight, Adobe or one of the other commercial vendors in the first place instead of using Cordova directly?...

HP/Autonomy Strategy - Still Buy Instead of Build?

  • September 3, 2013

Though any improvements are welcome, my personal opinion is that these efforts are too little, too late for platforms in desperate need of fundamental refactoring to pay down enormous technical debt -- if not by HP, then by someone else. So, perhaps like you, I follow what's going on at HP for authentic signs of a larger strategy...