The next entry is from content management vendor Vignette. Since it has its own software to sell, you have to assume there's going to be some bias. That said, it's a pretty solid list that foresees a number of trends, including the deployment of Web 2.0 collaboration tools in the enterprise (they call it Enterprise 2.0), a continuing focus on personalization, growing interest in cloud computing, and a strong push in the area of the semantic web -- the idea that the context of a page is just as important as its content.
The Burton Group has an interesting way of presenting its thoughts for 2009. It presents a graph that shows six key areas of technology -- Search, E-mail, Real-time Communications, Productivity, Content, and Collaboration -- and give its view on the maturity of each technology, across the range of Developing, Mainstream, Stable, and Sunsetting. The approach and explanations are worth a look.
Junta42.com, a community for people interested in content marketing and custom publishing, asked its top 42 bloggers to submit predictions for next year. Their list has a lot of interesting points of view, and while there's a heavy focus on marketing and social media, there are some worthwhile nuggets here.
One thing that I found interesting was that nowhere did I come across any mentions of content management interoperability services (CMIS), which I expect to be a major force over the next few years. I'm not quite sure how to interpret that. One thing's for sure, though; the content management industry -- and information technology in general -- is in for an interesting (and possibly bumpy) ride in 2009. I look forward to watching it unfold.