Good Saturday to y'all. In the eventful, volcano-ash peppered week that just flew by, Open Text’s WCM/ECM quilting hobby attracted attention yet again.
One piece I'd like to add to this quilt is FirstClass Communications Platform from Centrinity. SoftArc Inc. started developing and shipping FirstClass in early 90’s. In 1999, SoftArc merged with MC2 Learning Systems to form Centrinity, which was acquired by Open Text in 2002. FirstClass was later used as the underlying engine in Open Text Social Media.
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…open source: it's here to stay for good. But the "open core" model offer no long-term benefit for customers: it just blurs the real value of open source for them, only leveraging the distribution channel it implies for the vendor benefit.
A open source software business model simply doesn't exist, by definition.… I think your business model should be around something else than the software. Let it go, you are not selling software anymore.
Some asserted that
...in the next 12-18 months the term ‘open source company’ will quickly fade away.
And in other news in the universe of content technologies:
- Autonomy Upgrades MediaBin, Adds Meaning To Social Media Assets. MediaBin 7.1 has been extended with the ability to search rich media assets in internal and external content repositories including social media, blogs and video.
- Open Text Upgrades DAM Product with New UI, BPM Features. Open Text launched Open Text Media Management 7, the next version of its Artesia-acquisition-based Digital Asset Management (DAM) product.
- FatWire Adds Social Computing Modules to WEM Suite. FatWire beefs up its Web Experience Management Suite with the introduction of two new modules Community Server and Gadget Server.
- Celebrating National Library Week with an Archive of Tweets. Your tweets (all of them since 2006) are now part of the Library of Congress archive.
- #scon10: Social Media's Impact On Customer Behavior. "There are two types of companies, and both are trying to catch fish" Jeremiah Owyang began.
- It's Time to Rethink Your Approach to Analytics. A strategy is great. Execution of it is wonderful. But what you really need is a new leadership structure, an analytics program office and the appointment of an organization-wide Analytics Czar, according to Phil Kemelor.
- Why Mobile Websites Are Better Than Mobile Apps, Part 2. This is the second in a two-part series on why mobile websites are the correct first step for brands that are just establishing a mobile presence.
Most Popular Articles
These articles were what you fancied most this week, according to Uncle G's analytics data.
- Visual Studio 2010: Not Just Good for Developers. There are likely more business benefits to why Visual Studio 2010 is the best toolset for your development team, but there's certainly enough here to make the case.
- How Search Has Improved in SharePoint 2010. Building on a 'real world' scenario where SharePoint 2007 (MOSS) had been deployed for enterprise search in a pragmatic fashion using a phased approach, we now look at search and the new features that have been added to SharePoint 2010.
- Document Management Roll-up: Microsoft Apologizes Over Mobile Office 2010 Beta, Adobe CS 5 Released. In something akin to a petulant child apologizing for stealing cookies, Microsoft has apologized for terminating the beta of mobile Office 2010.
- Xerox Moves into Social Media Space with New CRM Release. The recent Xerox acquisition of Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS) turned into the release of an advanced customer relationship management product.
- Forrester: SharePoint, On Its Own, Isn't Cut Out for BPM. SharePoint is many things to many people, including Microsoft. But there are some things it just really shouldn't do on its own.
- Gartner Publishes BPM Cool Vendor List, Agility and Dynamism Are Key. The list consists of five small companies that have made key advances in BPM over the course of the last year.
- SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 Web Apps: Better Than Google Apps? Google Docs is still going strong with an ever-growing list of new features, while Microsoft is close to releasing its answer to the question of online document authoring.
Our Polls and Your Votes
Recently, we asked you to set aside all the SharePoint 2010 excitement for a minute and talk about the brand spanking new Microsoft Office 2010 Web Apps and its importance to your organization.
Here are some preliminary results in the still open for your votes poll Will Microsoft's New Office Web Apps Shift the Game?
Also, check out our previous poll results and commentary from industry experts:
- Poll Results: SharePoint 2010 Implementations Focused on Collaboration
- Poll Results: Web Analytics Need More Love
- Poll Results: Usability is Top DAM Challenge
Content Management Jobs
Here's what's been brewing lately in the CMS jobs and careers field. Both seekers and employers, catch the best fish of the season on our content management job board.
- Inside Sales Rep at SugarCRM
- Drupal Technician at Brand Champion
- Software Engineer: Operations & Business Development at CloudCrowd
- Web Content Writer at Garmin
- Information Architect/UX Designer at Fantasy Interactive
Traveling or Virtual, There are Events to Attend
Wondering how to spend your time in the next few weeks or months? Attend a conference, or maybe just a webinar or two. Have a look at our Industry Events Calendar to see what's happening in your area.