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McBoof’s Predictions For Content Management In 2011

Right, sheeple – it’s time to learn something from the Great McBoof. Normally you’d expect to pay somewhere between $5000 and $10000 for this kind of information in some top secret report. But here it is, completely free. Steal it all when your CIO demands your white paper on Trends for Next Year, or to impress your friends at your local #LastThursdayCMS. So, without further ado, I guess you McBoof’s Predictions For Content Management In 2011.

Five Things I’m Probably Wrong About

When people tell me that I’m drunk these days, I normally am. But there are some other things people keep telling me that I don’t agree with, so they’re probably right. They’re all related to the fact that I’m an old school control freak dog that probably can’t learn new tricks.

A Fine Day For Adobe

Finally, finally, an acquisition I think I understand. Adobe have just announced they’re buying Day Software (press release) for about USD $240 million – just slightly less than OTEX paid for Vignette. Adobe’s re-entry into the CMS game is well overdue.

Global CMS Geekery

Good news. CMS Geeks are getting tanked up all over the world, and it’s spreading. If you live in/travel to one of these areas, join your groups and tell your friends. A few cities with a visible CMS presence haven’t joined in yet. I’m talking to you Stockholm and Copenhagen. And Western Europe could use a couple. Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and India need to represent too.

E is for Enterprise

Here we go again. Peter (@pmonks) and Laurence (@piewords) are at it again. The current enormously important discussion topic is whether the ‘E’ makes any sense in the term ECM. Well, it doesn’t.

CMS Vendor Navel Gazing

Is it possible to take five crucial CMS features and rate them in order of importance. It should be. But will anyone play?

#cmshaiku 2010 Results

Time up. The votes have been tallied, checked and verified by our independent auditors. Let’s announce all of our winners.

#cmshaiku 2010 Beer Contest

It’s the biggest competition to hit the web in a long time – The 2010 CMS Haiku Beer Contest. We created the fourth worst poetry in history, caused the CEO of Sun to resign, and inspired a prize for the Gilbane Conference in San Francisco.

An Incomplete Directory of Open Standards

During the panel discussion at the recent British Computer Society Open Source event, there was discussion (and confusion) about Open Source versus Open Standards. I was asked “So, can you give us some examples of Open Standards”. I rattled off a few, but I thought I’d add a few more here.

Visions of Jon: WCM is for Losers

The mystics at CMS Watch have been throwing the bones again and have released their 2010 Technology Predictions, including “Enterprise Content Management and Document Management will go their separate ways”. Pie responded with “Enterprise Content Management and WCM will go their separate ways.” But I’ve got my own thoughts.