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Managing Enterprise Content: An IDC Maturity Model

By Holly Muscolino

The IDC MaturityScape for managing enterprise content describes the organizational characteristics at five levels of content management maturity.


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IDC defines digital transformation (DX) as enterprises' use of 3rd Platform technologies (cloud, mobility, data analytics and social business) to create value and competitive advantage through new offerings, new business models, and new relationships. In addition to gaining critical operational efficiencies, a principal outcome of digital transformation is improved customer experience.A cornerstone of DX is transforming content-centric workflows, especially those related to interactions with customers, as well as other external stakeholders. This article explores a framework for defining content-centric workflows.


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This blog provides a summary of recently published IDC report #US42074217, focused on the impacts of blockchain in data management, integration and integrity.


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This IDC blog post points to an IDC Perspective that illustrates and discusses data integration patterns that have emerged in the IoT, the justification for using each pattern, and the implications of use that may derive additional requirements. It provides guidance to the IoT analytics architect on making decisions about which pattern to use under known constraints.


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Syncsort and Trillium – Better Together?

By Stewart Bond

This article provides a synopsis of the announcement by Syncsort to acquire Trillium Software from Harte-Hanks.


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The expanded Adobe-Microsoft partnership significantly deepens the strategic relationship between the two companies – a relationship that kicked off at Adobe MAX two years ago. With this new agreement, Microsoft displaces Amazon Web Services (AWS) in a large account and will be able to sell a leading marketing cloud portfolio (including market-leading experience management) to its Dynamics 365 Enterprise customers. Adobe gains a key ally (and a new channel – including both direct enterprise sales and partners) for Adobe Marketing Cloud as it girds for battle with marketing cloud competitors from the CRM arena that play broadly in digital marketing, sales and support.


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The Rise of Intelligent ERP (i-ERP)

By Mickey North Rizza

Monolithic, cobbled together antiquated ERP systems of record are the technology backbone of the majority of businesses today. While antiques such as jewelry, furniture and pottery may increase in value over time, systems of record have hit their demise because their design and value cannot match the digital business needs of today. The most competitive and digitally modern businesses have embraced new innovative business models unlocking the value of information. These new systems are smart; utilizing systems of record information layered with autonomic and predictive intelligence assets. IDC calls this enhanced ERP portfolio of applications "intelligent ERP," or "i-ERP," and it will run tomorrow's businesses in an increasingly digital world.


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OpenText to Acquire EMC's Enterprise Content Division

By Melissa Webster

It took less than a week post-close for the newly merged Dell EMC to announce the divestiture of EMC's Enterprise Content Division (ECD) to OpenText, the natural acquirer for ECD's large Documentum customer base. OpenText continues its growth by acquisition strategy, becomes the clear market revenue leader in the content management market, and gets some interesting new products – despite daunting product overlap.


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MySQL began as a company-owned open source project to deliver low cost, easy to manage RDBMS technology to the masses. Today, there is a wide variety of companies offering complementary technologies, and more than a few offering variant distributions based on MySQL. All these are celebrated at Percona Live!, the MySQL user conference sponsored by a company that offers one of those variant distributions, but also supported by its competitors, including Oracle. At this year’s conference in San Jose, California, this analyst focused on two products offering variant MySQL technologies aimed at the analytic-transaction processing (ATP) space; DeepSQL and MemSQL.


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Greased Lightning: the GPU DBMS

By Carl Olofson

A new kind of database query processing technology is emerging: one based on graphics processing units (GPUs). Unlike conventional technology that limits its processing to CPUs, these new products can crunch large sets of numbers in parallel in a fraction of the time that the same queries require on regular systems. This is because GPUs, which were originally developed to perform the calculations necessary to drive real-time graphics, can concentrate terrific processing power on many problems simultaneously. GPU databases promise to be a key to handling very complex queries, where answers are needed to drive ongoing processing in an increasingly dynamic, stream-driven, smart processing environment.


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