EMC World 2008: Content Management and Archiving Keynote

I’ve got my coffee and I’m sitting in a beanbag getting ready for the CMA Keynote from Mark Lewis. Before I dive in, some random thoughts on the previous day.

  • Met with Lee Dallas and hung out for quite a while. It was a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to meeting Marko.
  • Met Craig Randall. Unfortunately we were both pulled in different directions before we could set a time up to get a cold beverage and chat. One of my developers sat in one of his sessions and was impressed with his depth of knowledge.
  • For some reason, it feels like I won’t be able to attend all the sessions that I need to attend. I’d have to look, but I think there may be less
  • A Play the Cloud update. I have 25 connections at a strength of 27%. If you aren’t playing, jump in.

The Keynote

  • The CMA population is a little over 1500 at the conference. (Shame it feels hard to find each other amid all the other people.)
  • Whitney Tidmarsh, VP of Worldwide Marketing for CMA, is taking the stage. She is doing Flash demos for each section.
  • Advanced Forms in Q3, better data capture from images
  • Taskspace 6.5 in Q3, will include the business monitoring in the TaskSpace interface
  • Captiva and Document Sciences fully integrated in the Transactional Content Management line by Q4.
  • Essentials client is Social Networking (Magellen) (looks very cool)
    • They are starting with blogs, wikis and social ranking
    • Folksonomy and Mashups will come later
    • Mobile version will also come that will be location aware
    • coming in Q3 and is free as a beta (viral), server isn’t free
  • Offline working in Q3, “My Documentum”
  • Native integration into Outlook for next generation DCO in Q4
  • Enterprise client of Magellen in Q1 of 2009
  • New Web Publisher in Q3 with better caching
  • Media Workspace in Q3 (Looked very nice)
  • Full integration of DAM and Avalon in Q4
  • For focus areas anchored by XML
    • Web 2.0: Consumer Web Experience
    • Mining and Analytics: Contextual Environment
    • Virtualization: Information Integration
    • SOA / Solutions: Rapid time to Value
  • Software as a Service is part of their vision, delivering those four items.
    • Access your information everywhere

Mark ran over as usual. Time to head to the follow-on Architecture session with Victor. Looking forward to it as I have more questions.


All information in this post was gathered from the presenters and presentation. It does not reflect my opinion unless clearly indicated (Italics in parenthesis). Any errors are most likely from my misunderstanding a statement or imperfectly recording the information. Updates to correct information are reflected in red, but will not be otherwise indicated.

All statements about the future of EMC products and strategy are subject to change due to a large variety of factors.

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