OpenText to Acquire Documentum

  • September 13, 2016

I don’t see lot of synergies between OpenText's existing offerings and acquired offerings, so there’s very less potential of any integration or of realizing any benefits for customers. In any case, gaining synergies across overlapping products is probably not their objective, because if it were, they would have acquired modern and nimble products...

EMC rumored to sell off Documentum

  • April 14, 2016

Being a large storage and hardware vendor, EMC also packaged Documentum with its hardware offerings. But the Documentum stack itself seemed to lag, especially with the rise of the likes of simpler alternatives like SharePoint and then Box...

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....