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Alfresco Aims Higher as it Launches v5 #AlfrescoSummit

When you say open source and enterprise content management in the same breath, most practitioners probably think of small and medium businesses rather than global enterprises. With today's launch of version 5 of its core ECM product, it appears Alfresco is out to change that.

Or maybe it's better to say it's already started. The open source vendor is cashing in, quite literally, with the growing complexity, rising costs and cloud-centricity of some of the biggest players in the field, notably Microsoft's SharePoint, which has frustrated many of its users with its seemingly unrelenting push to the cloud

Confronting the New (and Not So New) World of DAM

DAM, 2014-18-August-Rose-Reading-Room.jpgAlthough digital asset management has arguably been around since at least the 1990s, the virtual explosion of multimedia has catapulted it near the top of the stack for many organizations. Despite its middle age, DAM is often presented like a new answer to the growing reliance on multimedia digital content and delivery.

There is a debate between: a. Those who see DAM as sufficiently different from other content management challenges and their solutions that it needs new strategies and new computer systems designed specifically with DAM in mind. And b. Others who see DAM as just a unique form of enterprise content management (ECM) for which today’s ECM systems, with a little tweaking, can do just fine.

Shake Off the Dust - and Rediscover the Company Library

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In 1990 at a newspaper library, we thought it was pretty amazing when we went from cutting the papers up by hand and filing them in cardboard envelopes to formatting text on green screens into a database that allowed the unimaginable number of up to ten people to read the same article at the same time.

In 2014, Soutron Global's cloud-based specialized libraries leave those green screens in the dust. Soutron's webinar series "Transforming Libraries" makes the case for their service while also presenting topics on specialized libraries, knowledge management and knowledge services — and the growing usefulness of all of those in the business world.

Soutron, a cloud-based library, knowledge and information management solutions provider, has been running this series since Feb. 2013, plenty of time to get the bugs out. But some glitches in the presentation and the sound quality for the in-house speakers leave something to be desired and might discourage some viewers.

The most recent of these webinars was lead primarily by Guy St. Clair, president of SMR International, a New York City-based consultancy practice focused on knowledge management, knowledge services and the role of knowledge strategy in organizational effectiveness. 

8 Lead Close Race in Content Management

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As content management vendors race with the rapid pace of change in the enterprise workplace, some are pulling ahead.

The front-runners embrace the rising demand for content collaboration, mobile access and better user experiences, but others are showing strength in particular areas.

New research from Nucleus identified eight vendors dominating the market, but noted they aren't the only ones gaining ground.

These 8 Vendors Lead the ECM Market

Even though the enterprise content management (ECM) market is a mature one, vendors still struggle to meet rapidly changing business and worker needs. The rise of mobility, demands for easy collaboration and the push to provide better customer experiences are all emerging as market drivers.

Enterprises, meanwhile, continue to look to ECM to put content into the applications where it is most needed. According to new data from Nucleus Research, this is pushing vendors to develop strategies that are based around simplification and integration, wider user adoption as well as mobile and sharing capabilities.

SharePoint, Collaboration Success Through Lens of Former Dell CTO

Call it a chief change in technology.

HiSoftware Inc. announced earlier this month the appointment of former Dell chief technology officer and Microsoft SharePoint MVP Chris McNulty as its company's CTO. 

With an MCTS, MCSE, MSA and MVTSP certification, McNulty has more than 20 years of software experience, including overseeing Dell solutions for SharePoint, Office 365, Yammer and related technologies.

He's also an occasional CMSWire contributor who's written recently about new patterns of collaboration in SharePoint and SharePoint's key enhancements over the last 10 years.

CMSWire caught up with McNulty for a Q&A on his new role, his past role at Dell and collaboration in the enterprise.

Metalogix Tackles Those Tricky Email Migrations

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Very soon, your organization is going to be moving a large amount of content to the cloud, for financial reasons if nothing else. That can be especially tricky when the content involves email, which brings its own set of headaches.

Metalogix says it can ease your pain with its recently released Email Migrator 3.0, which enables organizations migrate mailboxes to another Exchange server or Office 365.

Enterprise Content Management Changes, Challenges in 2013 - Leading Vendor's Views

Every now and then an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) vendor will open its mouth and shout from the rooftops that its competitors are “dinosaurs,” though they are unlikely to use exactly that word. Instead they’ll slip in terms like “first generation” or “legacy,” which in IT-speak means retired or ready to be retired.

When you hear that kind of talk, it’s probably worth asking if you’re being spun by someone who’s fighting to gain market share. Entertaining as it can be to watch the taunting, we have to remember to ask ourselves if poking at your competitors is the best way to demonstrate your value.

We say, probably not.

File Share Won't Solve Enterprise Content Management Problems

The fragmenting Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems market has file share vendors eager to take the place of production-ready ECM suites. But agile and effective as they may be, file share applications fall flat when compared with an Enterprise CMS for securely managing content.

The Gartner 2013 ECM Magic Quadrant: Winners and Losers

Information Management, The Gartner 2013 ECM Magic Quadrant: Winners and LosersAlthough a major analyst firm has yet to introduce a reality television-style survival component involving vendor executives, there are winners and losers in every vendor evaluation. This year’s Gartner ECM Magic Quadrant is no different — seeing some players rise, some fall, while all fight to survive.

Gartner MQ for ECM: EMC, IBM, Microsoft Lead, Vendors Prioritize Cloud, Mobile

Only a week after Forrester’s Wave for Enterprise CMS, Gartner has published its Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management. If the Wave describes a market that is healthy but segmenting, Gartner describes one that is growing with vendors forced to cater to demands for mobile and cloud capabilities as well as functionality for specific verticals.  

Forrester Wave ECM: Market Segments As EMC,HP, IBM, OpenText Lead

In the first part of our look at Forrester Wave for ECM 2013, we saw that the market is changing rapidly as vendors are forced to provide functionality that corresponds to enterprise productivity rather than compliance needs. We also saw that agile, small vendors are starting to eat away at the dominance of the large, established players. Even still, the Wave is led by EMC, IBM and OpenText, while HP pushed its way into the Leaders' segment on the back of the Autonomy acquisition. 

Forrester Wave ECM: Market Wants Agile, Mobile, Content Apps; Small Vendors Rise

The Enterprise Content Management (ECM) market is changing again. According to the recently published Forrester Wave for ECM for 2013, vendors are being pushed to provide new functionality that addresses productivity goals in the enterprise, with flexibility and ease-of-use now key requirements. Meanwhile, smaller, functionality specific vendors are starting to eat away at the leadership position of the traditional heavyweights. 

Can Movable Type Really Make a Comeback?

Can Movable Type Really Make a Comeback?If WordPress and Drupal can take over the Web CMS world, why not a company like Movable Type? After all, it was one of the originators of the easy to use, easy to build and maintain content management systems.

A Japanese company called Infocom now owns Six Apart, the company that originally built Movable Type, and it not only has a big pocket book to help the company expand, it's now readying its Movable Type push into North America.

Nuxeo Platform 5.7.2 Released with Video Player Upgrade, Bulk Tagging

Nuxseo Platform 5.7.2 Released with Video Player Upgrade, Bulk TaggingDigital asset management provider Nuxeo has begun rolling out steady updates to its platform, the latest being version 5.7.2, a minor update featuring an upgraded video player, bulk tagging and more tools for admins and developers.

WCM Insights: What Web Content Management Will Look Like by 2017

WCM Insights: What Web Content Management Will Look Like by 2017 How different are websites now than they were three years ago? Hard to imagine then what they will look like in another four years, but we've got some fearless predictions on WCM and what Web content management will look like in 2017.

SAP Leadership Shuffles co-CEO to Supervisory Board

SAP Leadership Shuffles co-CEO to Supervisory Board

SAP is under the control of CEO Bill McDermott now after co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe stepped down over the weekend to join company co-founder Hasso Plattner on the supervisory board.

 

Hyland OnBase 13 Released with Photo Upload, Offline Support

Hyland OnBase 13 Released with Photo Upload, Offline SupportHyland's yearly OnBase update is here, and OnBase 13 continues the company's focus on document imaging and workflow, including forms, mobile, photo upload and offline support upgrades to the latest version. 

Amazon EC2 Dedicated Instances Price Drops

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Amazon continues to put pressure on the compute on demand market by once again dropping the price of its EC2 Dedicated Instances this week by as much as 80%.

OASIS Approves Updated CMIS Standard

Oasis.pngEnterprise content management (ECM) systems now have an updated version of the standard for sharing information.

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