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  • Vignette Castles Tower, More Industry Commentary

    British Tech Commentary, From The Register Somewhere in the last decade Vignette has shifted over to a generalized all singing, all dancing content management firm. Now lured by potential “Sarbanes Oxley” class revenues due to content compliance, it has acquired Tower Technology and completed the transformation to include full blooded, traditional

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  • Vignette Acquisition of Tower, Commentary

    This article provides some additional context to the recent acquisition of Australian IDM player Tower Technology by the American ECM vendor Vignette. Below are key extracts. From vnunet.com by Martin Veitch Many of the mergers and acquisitions are being driven by the need to comply with regulations such as data protection rules, Basel

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  • Stellent gets serious about records management

    More on Stellent's acquisition of Optika: From IT-Director.com ...Stellent paid $10 million in cash and 4.1 million in Stellent shares for Optika, valuing the company at $59 million and creating a combined value for the two companies of approximately $100 million. The acquisition of Optika by Stellent is yet another confirmation of

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  • Vignette snaps up Aussie IDM Player, Tower Technology

    Vignette Corp. today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire TOWER Technology Pty Ltd (www.towertech.com), a leading enterprise document and records management vendor. The deal is worth $125 million in cash and stock. The takeover should help Vignette expand its portfolio of Web site content management and

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  • Stellent Acquires ECM Component, Customers from Optika

    LEADING CONTENT MANAGEMENT VENDORS STELLENT AND OPTIKA TO MERGE Stellent, Inc. (Nasdaq: STEL), a global provider of content management solutions, announced today it has signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of Optika® Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTK), a leading enterprise content management (ECM) provider of imaging, business process management

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  • IBM Acquires Green Pasture Software, Extends Leadership in Enterprise Content Management

    <CMSWire> Another move that enhances IBM's position in the world of ECM. As noted in a previous CMSWire post, both IBM and Microsoft are quietly (?) gaining significant strength in this area. From what we can tell up front, this acquisition modernizes some of the robust but possibly a bit dated

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  • Open Text and IXOS aim to become global leader

    The Executive Board and Supervisory Board of IXOS SOFTWARE AG have recommended that the company’s shareholders accept the tender offer by the Canadian Open Text Group published on December 1, 2003. In their mandatory publication in accordance with section 27 of the Wertpapiererwerbs– und Ubernahmegesetz (WpUG – German Securities Acquisition

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  • Open Text doubles its size with the acquisition of IXOS

    Consolidation amongst Enterprise Content Management vendors proceeds apace. Following EMC's recent announcement of its acquisition of Documentum, Open Text has announced it is to acquire IXOS in a business combination agreement for approximately 200M Euros. The acquisition of IXOS puts Open Text firmly on the European map as well as making

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  • Consolidation Continues - Open Text to Acquire IXOS

    The consolidation frenzy in the content-management market continued Tuesday when Canadian collaboration and knowledge-management vendor Open Text Corp. said it would acquire IXOS Software AG, a German supplier of document-imaging and content-archiving software, in a complex deal valued at about $250 million. The combination of collaboration and content management has

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  • EMC to Acquire Documentum for $1.7 Billion

    EMC Tuesday added a crucial new piece to its strategy of building a complete information lifecycle management (ILM) portfolio when it agreed to acquire Documentum for $1.7 billion in stock. ILM is the concept of managing stored data from its inception until its disposal, or "cradle to grave." EMC has

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  • FatWire Acquires Divine's ECM Business

    FatWire Software today announced it has completed the acquisition of divine's Content Management business from Saratoga Partners, a New York private equity firm. As part of the divine bankruptcy auction, Saratoga Partners acquired certain assets of divine, including divine's content management assets, and Saratoga Partners simultaneously transferred the content management

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  • Stellent Acquires Ancept, Inc.

    Stellent, Inc., a global provider of content management solutions, announced today it has acquired select assets of privately held Ancept, Inc., a leading provider of digital asset management solutions. Ancept customers include Gap, Inc., United Parcel Service, American Greetings, Sesame Workshop, Technicolor, IBM, and Ogilvy and Mather. The strategic move enhances

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  • CMS Mergers and Potentials

    On the 15th of July IBM announced it was acquiring Australian Web CMS player, Aptrix (details), Interwoven and iManage plan to merge their mutual losses (reportedly close to $400 million) under the Interwoven name (details), and now we're hearing rumors of another big move in the CMS space ....keeping our

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