OK, it’s official: OpenText has closed its deal with Dell EMC to buy the latter’s Enterprise Content Division, which includes Documentum.
Which means: very little, especially in the short run. And possibly everything in the longer term. (more…)
Spare us the anthropomorphism – infogov solutions are just tools. They’re neither good nor bad, transformative nor ordinary, effective nor ineffective. They simply are what they are.
We, on the other hand, project our own expectations and perspectives upon them and characterize them accordingly, even when we don’t prepare ourselves properly for their use.
A hammer used to bang nails into wood is thought to be a good thing. A hammer used to crush a skull isn’t. But in the end, it’s just a hammer. The goodness and badness is all us.
The same is true of any software solution you can think of, for whether it ends up throwing off business value – without which we would classify it as “bad” – is entirely up to us.
If we don’t do our diligence up front by first thinking through our requirements and our budgets and our timetables, we risk dooming our entire project to disappointment. Not because our solutions are no good, but because – just as with hammers – it’s not their fault if they aren’t used properly.
They are, after all, just tools.
Conference-goer to fellow attendee at the coffee station:
“Hi, I’m [name]. Nice to meet you!”
Fellow attendee in response:
“Hi, I’m [name]. And who are you with?”
Here in the Twenty-Teens, this question no longer tells us much about what someone knows or how he or she can help. (more…)
Think of nearly any established market, and I bet only two dominant players instantly spring to mind in each one:
Coke ↔ Pepsi
McDonald’s ↔ Burger King
iOS ↔ Android
AT&T ↔ Verizon
Red Sox ↔ Yankees (sorry, couldn’t resist!)
In more vibrant spaces, you there may be three or four:
Microsoft ↔ Google ↔ Amazon
Nike ↔ Addidas ↔ Reebok
Box ↔ DropBox ↔ Google ↔ Microsoft
And in truly emergent markets, like as not, there aren’t ANY.
Or rather, there are MANY. Some large, some small. Some contenders, some pretenders (no, not naming names here).
Such as is the case in Information Governance. (more…)