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Tony Byrne is the president of research firm Real Story Group and a 20-year technology industry veteran. In 2001, Tony founded CMS Watch as a vendor-independent analyst firm that evaluates content technologies and publishes research comparing different solutions. Over time, CMS Watch evolved into a multichannel research and advisory organization, spinning off similar product evaluation research in areas such as enterprise collaboration and social software. In 2010, CMS Watch became the Real Story Group, which focuses primarily on research on enterprise collaboration software, SharePoint, and Web content management.
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posted in April 2007

AIIM 'Smackdown' and the Perils of Portals

4/19/2007
Yesterday at the annual AIIM Expo, we held an "Enterprise Portal Smackdown," in which a packed room keenly watched seven-minute demos presented by different consultancies (Ironworks, Molecular, and Liferay) demonstrating, respectively: BEA WebLogic, IBM WebSphere, and Liferay Portal. Here's a one-liner summary of each demo:

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Enterprise Content Management Rising?

4/12/2007
AIIM Europe has just completed research that reveals that the number of firms deploying ECM in the UK has doubled in the last two years. Another interesting piece of research recently revealed that around 25 percent of enterprises now at least claim to run a services oriented architecture, and that number is set to grow rapidly. These data points confirm that ECM is becoming business critical.

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Just What is 'Convergence' Anyway?

4/6/2007
For the past two decades I've heard about the "coming convergence" in enterprise software between the data and content sides -- or, if you like (I don't like, but other people do) -- between structured and unstructured information management. This always seemed like more of a vendor fantasy than real enterprise need

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