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Hey Mom and Pop: You Can Use Documentum, Too

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OK, maybe we’re exaggerating a bit with the headline. The folks at the corner store aren’t likely to be implementing Documentum anytime soon. But midmarket companies in regulated industries, which have found the Rolls Royce of ECM systems out of reach in the past, may very well be able to afford to reap the its benefits today.

Earlier this month EMC IIG (Information Intelligence Group) introduced two new cloud-based offerings based on their best in class Documentum solutions for energy and engineering and life sciences. They are pre-packaged, preconfigured, cloud-based offerings for the midmarket.

EMC's InfoArchive Paves the Way to the 3rd Platform #MMTM14

Enterprises of every kind and every size are drowning in data. And that’s not only because it’s being created at record rates by points and clicks, likes and tweets,  not to mention the Internet of Things.

There’s also content and other kinds of information that’s not being used at the moment, but can’t be trashed because of regulatory requirements. It might be needed later and, heck, someday it could even turn out to be golden.

Needless to say, keeping everything where it is has associated costs — production systems become unnecessarily taxed by inactive data, backups become more burdensome, decommissioned apps remain on standby for compliance reasons and the mere thought of moving to another platform and taking it all somewhere else, in its current format, becomes both daunting and impractical.

Structured data, unstructured content, print streams, xml from all kinds of applications, at scale, from across the enterprise. Today’s problems can’t be solved with yesterday’s tools. 

EMC IIG's 3rd Platform Journey Begins #MMTM14

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Sure, computing’s 3rd platform has plenty of appeal, but that doesn’t mean enterprises are trekking to it yet. After all, most of today’s businesses run on the 2nd platform and they’re quite happy there — or at least they can’t justify a move at the moment

But some problems and business processes can’t wait. They cry out for new ways of getting things done. And when EMC’s Information Intelligence Group President Rick Devenuti and his team see a customer with a problem, they help solve it. When they see many customers with the same problem, they build a solution.

Such was the impetus behind EMC’s Supplier Exchange. It connects information to work in a way that only the cloud can.

Alfresco CTO: Intelligent, Adaptable, Amazing Tech Ahead

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John Newton has a vision of what technology and enterprise collaboration will look like in 2024. 

Trust these future goggles. They've got plenty of experience. Newton is the CTO and chairman of Alfresco, an open source enterprise content management provider. But back in 1990, he co-founded, designed and led the development of Documentum, which was later acquired by EMC.

"Assuming that it continues on more or less the pace it has so far, and there’s no reason not to think that, there is some amazing stuff that’s possible," Newton told CMSWire in a phone interview from the AIIM Conference this month, where he spoke. "Extremely high resolution displays. Virtual reality types of devices. New ways of inputting into computers. A lot of wearable technology that will go beyond the consumer stuff and actually make systems more usable for us."

Will EMC Dump Documentum?

Alan Pelz-Sharpe thinks it's time for EMC to get rid of Documentum.

The 451 Research Director has published a well-sourced six page paper making his case, and it’s a good one -- namely, that EMC and EMC IIG (the group that owns Documentum) make neither beautiful music nor buckets of cash working together.

In the paper. he writes:

At 451 Research, we believe it's time for EMC to divorce itself of IIG, a product division that never really fit into EMC as a whole, and has continued to disappoint CEO Joe Tucci. There are two very good companies here, the storage and cloud giant EMC, and the business application wannabe IIG, aka Documentum. Both groups are trying to do the right thing, but find themselves pulling in different directions."

Open Source + EMC Documentum + Cloud = You Tell Us

Shhh ... don’t tell, but the news is out on the web: EMC has released a new Documentum developer edition and it includes open source components. Not just that, but anyone -- not just EMC customers -- can download it for free. 

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Though it was announced last month in a blog post on EMC's community developer network page, we have yet to see a press release or single news article about it, which is surprising for such a big deal.

You would think EMC would want people to know.

Polished! Documentum's Golden Crown is Shining

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EMC Documentum has worn a crown of gold in the enterprise content management (ECM) world for quite a long time. In fact, it’s hard to remember a year (if there was one) when analysts at Gartner, Ovum and Forrester didn’t all call the company a leader.

And a leader, it should be noted, is different from a strong performer, a challenger, a contender and a visionary, all terms the analysts apply to levels below "leader." A leader is a product that can already do it all (or at least the important parts) and that analysts recommend, almost without hesitation — a product like EMC Documentum.

Big Data Bits: SAP HANA Propositions IBM Watson + 3 Hookups + 1 Offshoot

Big Data Bits: SAP HANA Propositions IBM Watson + 3 Hookups + 1 OffshootNot everyone’s hot and bothered by IBM Watson, but SAP’s HANA sure is.

The love child of SAP Chairman Hasso Plattner has taken to the company blog to politely coax IBM Ginni Rometty’s Jeopardy-winning cog (this is the term that IBM is beginning to use for cognitive technology) into a relationship.

“Isn't it a no brainer to get Watson to work on HANA?” writes Vijay Vijayasankar, Global Vice President at SAP Labs.

This Week: How to Win as a Digital Marketer + The Documentum Slam Dunk

The Bionic Man of big data analytics. Here's the trick to bigger, better, stronger, faster digital marketing. 

Top honors for EMC Documentum.  Flexibility, reliability and usability -- just a few of the factors named by Frost & Sullivan when awarding the legacy Enterprise CMS top honors.

Search drives informed decision making. Judging search by criteria like speed or number of results misses the point.

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Information Management,EMC Documentum Hits the Target With Its Productized Solutions Play - Customers BuyMost large, Enterprise-grade Content/Document Management offerings are pure platform-plays that deliver many of the functionalities and features that customers need, but they fall short in one area -- they’re not solutions.

Exclusive: A Perfect Prescription - EMC Documentum Buys Life Sciences Expert Sitrof Technologies

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The deal couldn’t be sweeter. Everyone wins. EMC’s Information Intelligence Group (IIG), Life Sciences Document Management consulting firm Sitrof Technologies and, perhaps most importantly, the long list of Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Medical Device firms who use, or plan to use, Documentum.

SharePoint Love So Big, EMC Documentum Cuddles Up Too

EMC Documentum SharePoint ReleaseGod knows people love SharePoint. In fact, if you Google “love SharePoint,” you’ll get 430,00 results. Among them, you’ll see images of t-shirts, teddy bears, coffee mugs and even a few tattoos emblazoned with the phrase “I ♥ SharePoint.” 

Will EMC Documentum + Syncplicity Help Fuel Lotus' F1 Team to Victory in 2015?

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EMC’s Documentum and Syncplicity will be among the technologies used to turbocharge the Lotus Formula One (F1) team in its quest to win the World championship in 2015.

How EMC Documentum Got Its Groove Back

Once upon a time ago, Enterprise Content Management Systems (ECM) solutions were groovy. They seemed to be the key that opened the door to the land of opportunity. 

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