The Missing Customer in Dell-plus-EMC

  • October 12, 2015

The general consensus is that the two firms bring a certain "synergy" as a single entity. Maybe so, but the world in which that really mattered has long passed...

Box Unboxing into Content and Collaboration

  • March 12, 2015

Box sees itself as a broader provider of content and collaboration services. The vendor wants to become a content layer that licensees can use to build their own applications that access Box's underlying services. This is a major shift and will have architectural implications going forward...

Ektron Plus EPiServer - Less Than the Sum of Their Parts?

  • December 15, 2014

Private equity firm Accel-KKR has purchased web content and experience management (WCM) vendor EPiServer while taking what looks like a controlling interest in a competing player, Ektron. What should we make of this? And more importantly, what's the impact for you the customer?...

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.”...