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Say Goodbye To ECM Suites; Content-Centric Technologies Are ECM's Future

December 9, 2011

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  • Presented by Alan Weintraub


Organizations continue to grapple with an explosion of unstructured content. In addition to the sheer amount of content, the types of content are becoming increasingly diverse and include: documents, scanned images, web content, rich media, email, corporate records, blogs, wikis, e-forms, audio, and video. Each content type comes with its own editing and workflow requirements, and often regulatory and compliance pressures, making managing content that much more complicated and expensive. At the same time, information workers still demand simple and easy-to-use content management tools.

Stuck in the middle of these complex content management issues, few organizations hold on to the once highly touted enterprise content management (ECM) ideal: an ECM suite from a single vendor that sits atop a unified content repository. For many, a one-size-fits-all ECM solution is no longer relevant or feasible and instead they look to ECM technologies to solve specific business needs. These organizations have begun to move to a more content-centric approach, as they look for different solutions to manage specific types of content.

This session presents the new Forrester Wave on Enterprise Content Management. We explore the alignment of the ECM vendors to the content-centric technologies, along with the strengths and weaknesses of those ECM vendors.


  • Role Players Put Pressure On The Traditional Heavyweights
  • ECM Vendor Evaluation Overview
  • The Four Horsemen Lead As Role Players Address Specific Content Areas
  • Vendor Profiles

Vendors mentioned: Alfresco Software, ASG, EMC, HP, Hyland Software, IBM, Laserfiche, Microsoft, OpenText, Oracle, Perceptive Software, Xerox

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