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Warning: Acquisitions May Cause Dizziness, Vomiting, Nausea and Diarrhea

Where there is smoke, there is fire. In this case, it’ll be a shitstorm of a fire that’ll consume everything useful in it’s path. A bit like a Scorched Earth Campaign of Content Management. Of course I’m talking about the Autonomy/Open Text speculation, which isn’t actually going to happen. Surely.

Reflections on EPiServer London Day

So I managed to get to the EPiServer Customer and Partner Day in London. The main goodies on the roadmap are the new Marketing Arena, and EPiServer 6.

A FatWire In Shining Armour

An interesting play by FatWire. Our knights in shining armour have heard the shrill cries of distress from the damsels stuck at the top of Tower Vignette and Tower Interwoven and have gallantly offered to migrate them away to the safety of Castle FatWire for free. The name of the package (FatWire Rescue Program) implies the damsels are in serious trouble. Maybe this is a marketing stunt, maybe it is a genuine way for customers to save time and money.

CMS Celebrity Deathmatch: The Developers Speak

More like this please. As much as I enjoyed the CMS Vendor Meme, I have to admit that the results are fairly meaningless. Most of the answers were extremely corporate and towed the party line. So I was overjoyed to see Adrian Mateljan post his view on the Open Text response to the meme. I hope other developers will follow his lead.

A Date With Autonomy/Interwoven

Met with Autonomy/Interwoven yesterday. The ink on the contract finalising the merger is hardly dry, yet I am proud to present the first architecture diagram of the new, integrated product suite.

Clash of the CMS Titans

Vignette have posted a new set of questions, which they’ve called the “Enterprise Web Content Management (WCM)” Meme. This takes the CMS Vendor Meme to the next level. Will there be blood?

Celebrity CMS Deathmatch – The Aftermath

The CMS Vendor Meme has now had 24 responses, including some of the large ECM players. The results are tabulated here with commentary, and make very interesting reading.

Celebrity CMS Deathmatch – The Meme Spreads

A post from Kas Thomas at CMS Watch has inspired Day to start an intriguing CMS fight. This is Part II of the story, which covers the entry of another 15 vendors. It’s all happening.

Celebrity CMS Deathmatch – The Beginning

A post from Kas Thomas at CMS Watch has inspired Day to start an intriguing CMS fight. I think everyone is going to wade in. This is Part I of the story.