Profile of Alan Pelz-Sharpe
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Articles by Alan Pelz-Sharpe
posted in December 2008
Imagine you have been using a particular vendor's technology for the past five or ten years... Now it's time for an upgrade, or even a replacement of that technology. The product did what it was supposed to do at the time, but now technology has moved on and it's time for a refresh... Make sure you consider both sides of the double-edged sword of incumbency.
Since the announcement of CMIS (Content Management Interoperability Specification) I have been inundated with requests to speak and write on the topic. There's no two ways about it; CMIS has caught the imagination of buyers and the industry at large. Yet CMIS (pronounced See-Miss) is still only a specification, not a standard, and - as I talk to buyers, integrators and vendors - I'm aware that it is also a poorly understood specification. Here are a couple of early observations from the field...