This week is EMCWorld in Orlando and encompasses what used to be Documentum Momentum. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’m invited anymore. :-( However, it is definitely worth tracking what’s going on and I am trying to find out what was going on there by reading the news and blogs. I am also trying not to be so hard on Documentum and have acknowledged their leadership and innovation in integrating the ECM stack. At the conference, Balaji said:
"The future of content management is no longer just about securing, accessing and storing content," said Yelamanchili. "It is about driving new levels of collaboration and knowledge management through deriving more intelligence and context with information. It is also about managing all types of business processes and allowing connections to be made within and across different business environments. As a leader in ECM, EMC is in a great position to drive innovation in these key areas."
As far as I can tell, the big news on the Documentum side in terms of innovation seems to be TaskSpace, Based upon the description, it seems to be more focused on scanning and capture and “transactional content”. There is a data sheet on EMC’s Taiwan web site. What is surprisingly is that there are no screen shots, so it is really hard to tell what is different about this product versus the collection of technologies that they already had. There was this quote from Whitney:
“TaskSpace is designed for high-volume, content-rich task processing, providing sophisticated capture and business process management (BPM) capabilities. A user experience built specifically for managing transactional based content and processes, TaskSpace enables organizations to streamline transactional business processes and improve end user productivity.”
In addition, there is some talk about Web 2.0 streams that will allow developers to mash Documentum content with internal and external web content. This is great news. Again, it would help if there were pictures or more details.
I also noticed that Craig Randall presented the Documentum Foundation Services, which I would suspect contains their long awaited web services interfaces.
It’s a shame that there aren’t more people blogging about EMC World. Given that there are somewhere between 6000 to 8000 people depending on who is writing, I wish there were more people who blogged. A search on Technorati yields about 136 posts, but I can’t find a lot about Documentum in those posts. Let me know if I have missed anything.