A quick extract from a recent article on IBM's acquisition of Green Pastures:
Big Blue is making no secret of its plans to pursue the fast-growing enterprise content-management market, which is generating much interest as a result of the growth of unstructured data -- audio, video and multimedia -- as well as government regulations on handling and storing data.
"This kind of software is in large demand in government, finance, pharmaceutical and regulated industries that have massive amounts of information and have requirements on managing that data," IBM spokesperson Lori Bosio told TechNewsWorld. "Enterprise content management is expected to be as big as the database market; by 2007, it's expected to exceed US$9 billion,"
she added, citing research from Meta Group.
Forrester vice president Connie Moore said IBM is responding to the growing need for management of increasingly complex documents and data.
Moore -- who said the term "enterprise content management" can encompass several disparate technologies, such as document imaging, management and collaboration -- told TechNewsWorld that IBM needed to reinforce its offerings in advanced document management.
"IBM's content management does some basic document management, but the real focus is on document imaging," she said.
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