Web content management's march to commoditization--a historical perspective

Guest post by Tony White The web content management (WCM) market began circa 1995, as it emerged as a separate space from document management (DM). The early significant players in the market were

Cisco buys collaboration software vendor, Versly

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) tried to beef up its Cisco Quad enterprise collaboration product this week by purchasing Versly, a small software vendor still in private beta. The Versly product, however,

Adobe releases PDF creation tools for iOS

Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE) released a new app called CreatePDF for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad this week that lets you create and email PDFs on the fly on any of these iOS devices. Adobe had previously

Smoking gun email could bite Google at Oracle patent infringement trial

At the AIIM 2010 keynote in Philadelphia, Google's Cyrus Mistry made a statement that shocked me a bit at the time: "Everyone gets access to all data and keep it forever," he said. In light of the

OpenText releases legal CM for SharePoint

Last week at the ILTA 2011 Conference, OpenText announced Legal Content Management for Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) SharePoint. The tool has been designed for small and medium-sized law firms and

Adobe Digital Enterprise Platform incorporates customer experience management

This week Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE) announced the release of its long-awaited Digital Enterprise Platform, which incorporates Adobe Day content management software, Omniture content analytics and a suite

RecMan adds Gmail to cloud records management suite

RecMan first introduced fundamental records management to Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) Docs. This week it announced a new extension to their product that provides the same type of records management for

Google Chrome extension suggests related content

Whether you're a fan of Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) or not, you have to admit the company is always thinking about how to improve the search experience. To that end, last week Google announced a new

Big content management vendors struggle to innovate like cloud upstarts

Guest post by Shadrach White Without a discernible cloud strategy for content management, IBM (NYSE: IBM), Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) and other large content management vendors

Not much can dent Apple's iPad dominance

When HP gave up on its nascent tablet offering last week--just 49 days after launching it--the conventional wisdom said that Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has won the tablet game and all others are also-rans. scores another $19 million in funding

These have been good times for Even as the company builds support for a variety of smart phones and tablets, it continues to pile on funding from venture capitalists to keep it going.

Industry experts react to HP-Autonomy deal

HP (NYSE: HPQ) dropped a bombshell on the technology world Thursday afternoon when it announced it was buying Autonomy for more than $10 billion, and axing WebOS and its new tablet less than 7 weeks

Acquia makes two key acquisitions

Acquia, which produces commercial versions of the open source web content management system Drupal announced two key acquisitions this week that it hopes will make it more attractive to enterprise

eZ Systems goes shopping, buys recommendation engine

Most of the time, if an open source tool needs something the community will build it, but eZ Systems, makers of eZ Publish, went out and bought YOOCHOOSE, a recommendation engine, giving eZ a quick

Analysts unfazed by Open Text's stock price drop

Analysts reacting to the sudden and steep drop in Open Text's (NASDAQ: OTEX) stock price last week were unconcerned about it, attributing it more to the volatile worldwide stock market than anything

Go mobile or go home

As I wrote about Amazon's new HTML5 Cloud Reader app and's growing mobile tablet support this week, it got me thinking about the increasing importance of mobile devices to individuals and IT

New Adobe Muse lets designers build sites without coding

Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE) has released a new tool, code named Muse, that enables designers to create a site mock-up in InDesign, then Muse will do the coding for the designer automatically. The new tool

Kindle Cloud Reader bypasses apps for browser

Amazon announced an alternative to the app-centric services offered by iOS and Android last week. Amazon now offers a cloud-based version of the Kindle Reader that allows access to books, the last

Box covers all mobile bases with newest release enhanced its support of the mobile tablet experience last week when it announced support for three new platforms. Box already had apps for the iPad and HP TouchPad, but it now supports

Quark sold to Platinum Equity

Quark, makers of publishing software QuarkXpress, was sold yesterday to Los Angeles-based investment firm Platinum Equity. The companies did not release the terms of the deal. The party line of