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Content tagged with Social posted in January 2008
Put A Brick In It
Commentary  |  1/30/2008  | 
"IT managers continue to place a premium on system reliability as they grapple with storage capacity concerns," started a press release in this morning's inbox. This was the key (and altogether unsurprising) data point of a vendor survey. Why do vendors bother with these blazing insights into the glaringly obvious?
Are Enterprises Finally Waking Up To RSS?
Commentary  |  1/30/2008  | 
It seems like yesterday I was downloading Newsgator's Outlook-friendly tool to quench my thirst for all the RSS subscriptions I could find.
When Superstars Falter
Commentary  |  1/29/2008  | 
If tennis ace Roger Federer were a tech company right now, he might be VMware. Long the dominant player in his sport, he got a nasty dose of reality at last week's Australian Open. Hang on and let me torture this sports metaphor just a little longer -- likewise, VMware got knocked off its do-no-wrong perch
Full Nelson: Recommind's Enterprise Search On TechWebTV
Commentary  |  1/29/2008  | 
Groupware. Portals. Enterprise search. I'm not saying they're irrelevant, I just sort of forgot about them. Like tricycles, ER, and Oasis; the use of the word "bashful." But they're all relevant in some way (except probably Oasis), especially enterprise search: Witness -- speaking of bashful -- Microsoft's recent purchase of Fast (see video below for a fun perspective from Steve Ballmer at Web 2.0 on Microsoft and search).
Engineering Content Management For A Web 2.0 World
Commentary  |  1/29/2008  | 
If you think we're entering a recession, you wouldn't know it from talking to Alfresco's CEO John Powell.
Perplexing Nexus
Commentary  |  1/28/2008  | 
If I were an IT vendor like Cisco and competing with Juniper (telecom) and Brocade (storage), a new Nexus platform and accompanying OS might make a lot of sense, splitting the difference as they do between these two backbone switching markets, each so hungry for terabyte and petabyte capacities. But if I were a storage buyer, I'd probably yawn.
Open Source Funding Signals CMS Shakeup
Commentary  |  1/28/2008  | 
The last few years have seen a ton of movement in the open source software market. And the recent string of acquisitions are sure to shake up the business of content management.
EMC Flash Move Catches Industry Offguard
Commentary  |  1/25/2008  | 
Cisco executives have often said they don't need to be first to market with any technology. And we've heard EMC downplay the first-to-market advantage. Still, it's remarkably clear that EMC caught everyone flatfooted with its decision to be the first major storage vendor to add solid-state disk technology to its products.
IBM Hints At FileNet 2.0
Commentary  |  1/24/2008  | 
Is it just a marketing veneer or is IBM really getting serious about integrating the social Web into its enterprise content management stack?
I Have A Bad Feeling About This
Commentary  |  1/23/2008  | 
And unfortunately, it's a feeling I've learned to trust: Humor and IT do not make for the best match. Ditto sex and IT, though catch me sometime late at a tradeshow and I might be persuaded to recount the one about the desktop support guy fired by a local government entity for using up more than a quarter of the agency's server capacity with porn he'd stored.
SaaS: Diamond Or Dud?
Commentary  |  1/22/2008  | 
Why rent when you can buy? Why lease when you can own? My accountant's smacked me around pretty good on both these questions over the years. Luckily we're not the target market for EMC's new online backup service, or other offerings envisioned under its newly formed software-as-a-service division.
How Web 2.0 Affects Content Management
Commentary  |  1/22/2008  | 
You can't turn your back these days without a Web 2.0 or enterprise 2.0 service provider sneaking up on your content management infrastructure.
Oracle Captures A Key Component To Its ECM Strategy
Commentary  |  1/17/2008  | 
When I noticed Oracle's Captovation purchase, it brought back some of my own experiences in the capture software market. So bear with me for a moment, I promise to get back to the acquisition.
Oracle's BEA Acquisition Makes Things Interesting
Commentary  |  1/17/2008  | 
If you've been following the BEA/Oracle saga over the last few months, Wednesday's announcement that Oracle finally bought BEA probably wasn't surprising.
Top 5 Content Management Trends For 2008
Commentary  |  1/16/2008  | 
I'm excited to be a part of InformationWeek's blogging community and hope you'll join me as I explore the world of content management.

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