Making an Impact in 2010
This list of notable products has been coming out since 2003 and last year's edition showed a lot of familiar faces. The products must meet a tough set of criteria and this year's focus was on being able to "demonstrate thoughtful, well-reasoned innovation and execution for the most important constituency of them all: the customer."
Head to KMWorld's page for the full list, created after much argument by experts and analysts. But here are the relevant products and companies that got a mention. Have a check through and see if there are any names you think are missing.
Content Management Systems
Sitecore, SDL Tridion, FatWire and Alterian all maintained their places on the list, while Day Software dropped out, possibly as we await changes due to the acquisition by Adobe. Ektron's CMS400.NET and EPiServer's CMS 6 were new additions, noted for their wide ranging and role-specific functionality respectively.
Digital Asset/Document Management
North Plains and Nstein maintained their grip on the digital asset segment with no obvious signs of activity from others. A2iA makes its way into the document management category with DocumentReader, joining Microsoft's MOSS, SpringCM and Xythos from last year.
Joining the e-discovery regulars of CaseCentral, EMC (which took over another of last year's entrant, Kazeon) and Recommind are FTI's RingTail Analytics, making waves with its visual review software and StoredIQ's IIM Platform that combines e-discovery with governance and records management.
Attivio and Coveo remain from last year to be joined by GlobalNet Services whose Google Search Solutions offer search optimization and clustering, security and personalization for structured and unstructured data.
Also joining the group is InQuira with Intelligent Search, a unified system combining advanced semantic search techniques and contextual understanding.
It comes as no surprise to see that there's a lot going on in the social scene these days. Last year's Jive, NewsGator, SocialText are joined by Baynote's Collective Intelligence Platform that packs in on-demand recommendations and social search for Web sites, and Connectbeam that offers an enterprise social networking platform through its Social Activity Platform and Applications.