Trends Report

Mobilize, Monetize, And Harvest Enterprise Content With Interoperability Standards

The CMIS Standard Is Solving Real-World Content Management Challenges

February 28th, 2014
With contributors:
Craig Le Clair , Leslie Owens , Emily Jedinak


Standards can help and hinder enterprise architecture. Successful standards let technology managers adopt systems that work together with minimal customization. Poor standards inhibit innovation and don't evolve with changing business demands. Most enterprise content management (ECM) vendors have embraced the content management interoperability services (CMIS) standard. Enterprises, however, often remain unsure of what CMIS is and how it can be used as part of a content management strategy. This report looks beyond vendor views on CMIS and explores how early adopters in the private and public sector apply CMIS to solve real-world business and technical problems. Architects should assess the potential role of CMIS in delivering content-rich applications to busy frontline employees.

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