content management

  • Box deepens partnership with Microsoft and turns its attention to AI and machine learning

    Box deepens partnership with Microsoft and turns its attention to AI and machine learning

    Surely Box is of sufficient size with enough data running through its systems to take advantage of machine learning. Today, the company announced a deepening relationship with Microsoft in which Box will take advantage of Redmond’s pure go-to-market clout, its data centers (via Box Zones) and, yes, its AI and machine learning algorithms. Read More

  • Box’s cloud content management vision showing results

    Box’s cloud content management vision showing results

    For years, Box has been seen by many in the press, analyst and investor communities as a storage product and nothing more, which given its roots, was an understandable misperception. But CEO Aaron Levie and his company have always had a much broader ambition. Through the years, Levie made it clear that he was in business to transform the entire category of enterprise content management, and… Read More

  • Box introduces “New Box” at BoxWorks

    Box introduces “New Box” at BoxWorks

    Box has always been known as the irritant in the content management industry, that plucky cloud upstart ready to take on the staid and conservative on-prem competition, but after more than a decade in the business, a public company for 18 months, perhaps the company felt it was time to disrupt itself. Today, at the BoxWorks customer conference, it announced a “new Box” with an… Read More

  • Besties IBM and Box create a workflow tool for regular folks

    Besties IBM and Box create a workflow tool for regular folks

    When Box praised its partnership with IBM at its earnings call last week, it was holding one card close the vest. The two companies had been working on a new workflow tool, and today they announced Box Relay ahead of the BoxWorks customer conference this week in San Francisco. Workflow tools fall under the realm of Business Process Management (BPM) in the enterprise. Read More

  • Box Shuttle helps ferry legacy file stores to cloud

    Box Shuttle helps ferry legacy file stores to cloud

    Box announced Box Shuttle today, a new service that combines software and consulting to help customers move large — as in millions or even hundreds of millions — of legacy files to the Box service. Previously, companies with files stored in network file shares or legacy content management systems like Microsoft SharePoint, EMC Documentum or OpenText were on their own when it came… Read More

  • OpenText acquires HP customer experience content management for $170 million

    OpenText acquires HP customer experience content management for $170 million

    OpenText, the Canadian content management company, announced today that it was buying much of the customer experience content management business from HP Inc, the consumer printer business that emerged after the HP split last year. The deal was for approximately $170 million, according to a statement released by OpenText. What’s more OpenText expects the assets to generate… Read More

  • New Box product will let you choose storage from IBM and AWS

    New Box product will let you choose storage from IBM and AWS

    For several years, Box CEO Aaron Levie has been trying to get people to understand his company is not in the storage business. To drive that point home Box announced Box Zones today, a product that lets customers choose a storage component from another vendor, enabling customers to store files in-country when their privacy laws require it. Box is actually announcing the product today… Read More

  • Rumors swirl EMC wants to dump Documentum ahead of Dell acquisition

    Rumors swirl EMC wants to dump Documentum ahead of Dell acquisition

    Rumors are flying today that to nobody’s surprise, EMC and by extension its new sugar Daddy Dell are looking to dump dowdy Documentum, the company’s enterprise content management product. It’s worth noting up front that in email to EMC asking for a comment on the story, a spokesperson had this to say: “Not commenting on speculation.” You can’t get much… Read More

  • Box Snags Former EMC Exec To Run Nascent Platform As A Service Offering

    Box Snags Former EMC Exec To Run Nascent Platform As A Service Offering

    Box announced today that it was hiring former EMC executive Jeetu Patel to head its platform business. Patel will have the title senior vice president of platform and chief strategy officer. His primary responsibility will be building out the Box Developer Edition product, which enables developers to take advantage of services built on the Box platform to create applications without… Read More

  • Box Metadata Update Part Of Broader Strategy To Attract Large Customers

    Box Metadata Update Part Of Broader Strategy To Attract Large Customers

    Box announced a major update to its metadata feature today, a move that is part of a broader strategy to attract and keep larger customers. The update includes three major pieces: first of all it provides the ability for administrators to create and distribute metadata templates via the Box Admin console. Next, it provides APIs for attaching metadata information to applications built using Box. Read More

  • Box’s Latest Vertical Package Focuses On Financial Services

    Box’s Latest Vertical Package Focuses On Financial Services

    Box has a plan to keep growing and it involves building vertical pillars on top of the base Box platform and APIs. To that end, Box announced a new financial services vertical today with a set of tools and technologies geared specifically to firms in the financial services industry. The company first revealed this vertical approach last Fall at the BoxWorks user conference, dubbing it Box… Read More

  • EMC Partners With Hippo To Gain Customer Experience Management Foothold

    EMC Partners With Hippo To Gain Customer Experience Management Foothold

    EMC and Hippo announced a partnership today in which Hippo, an open source web content management platform, will integrate with EMC Documentum, EMC’s enterprise content management software. As with all good deals, each partner gains something. EMC fills in a missing piece in its content management arsenal without having to spend a lot of money. Hippo gains access to a much broader… Read More

  • Box Has Always Been About Reshaping Enterprise Software

    Box Has Always Been About Reshaping Enterprise Software

    One of Box’s earliest marketing stunts was a series of billboards on California’s Route 101 in which it made no bones about going after enterprise content management (ECM) big shot, Microsoft SharePoint. While many would like to pigeonhole Box as storage or sync and share, Box has always had other ideas. From the earliest days in its transition from a consumer to enterprise… Read More

  • British Authorities Drop Autonomy Accounting Inquiry, US Investigation Continues

    British Authorities Drop Autonomy Accounting Inquiry, US Investigation Continues

    The British Serious Fraud Office today dropped its investigation into accusations of accounting improprieties at Autonomy, citing insufficient evidence to continue the investigation, but it made clear that the US investigation would continue. “In respect of some aspects of the allegations, the SFO has concluded that, on the information available to it, there is insufficient evidence for… Read More

  • Seismic Shakes, Rattles And Rolls With $20M In Funding

    Seismic Shakes, Rattles And Rolls With $20M In Funding

    Seismic, a company that helps sales and marketing departments create and manage their content, while ensuring they are always using the most current materials, landed $20M in Series B funding today. The round was led by JMI Equity with Series A investor Sigma West also participating. The $20M was a hefty raise over their $4.5M A round from August, 2013 and brought the total raised to-date… Read More

  • Rumor: Ektron Deal Could Include Merger With European CMS Vendor EpiServer [Updated]

    Rumor: Ektron Deal Could Include Merger With European CMS Vendor EpiServer [Updated]

    As though the Ektron story we have been following over the last week hasn’t been convoluted enough, we started hearing rumors yesterday that the deal actually includes another component. The company could be merging with Stockholm-based Web-content management vendor EpiServer as part of the deal. The story, if it turns out to be accurate, underscores some of the problems that… Read More

  • SpringCM Scores $18M In Funding; Plans To Expand Sales And Marketing

    SpringCM Scores $18M In Funding; Plans To Expand Sales And Marketing

    SpringCM, which has been doing hosted content management since 2005, long before we called it The Cloud, announced today it has received $18M in venture funding. CEO Greg Buchholz told me he plans to use most of the money to expand his sales and marketing department. The funding for the Chicago-based company will come from Fort Worth, Texas-based Goff Capital, Square 1 Bank and Foundation… Read More

  • Contentful, Out Today In Beta, Wants To Be The CMS For The Next Generation Of Screens

    Contentful, Out Today In Beta, Wants To Be The CMS For The Next Generation Of Screens

    Contentful, a startup out of Berlin, is today releasing a beta of a platform that it hopes will be the future of how companies manage their content in a multi-screened world, where nearly any physical object has a shot at being a piece of “hardware.” It is also announcing a seed round of an undisclosed amount from Balderton and Zendesk backer Point Nine Capital to help further… Read More

  • Targeting The Enterprise, Openera Is An IFTTT For Email Attachments

    Targeting The Enterprise, Openera Is An IFTTT For Email Attachments

    Openera, an Ottawa-based startup which automatically moves email attachments into cloud services like Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, Salesforce and more, has raised $250,000 in seed funding, which the CEO Peter Lalonde jokes is “equal in significance to raising about a million if we were raising in the U.S.” He may be right – the company has been winning pitch competitions… Read More

  • Shareist Is A Content Management System For Your Content Management System (That’s A Good Thing)

    Shareist Is A Content Management System For Your Content Management System (That’s A Good Thing)

    As a major media figure on the Internet, I often find it difficult to manage all of my content outlets. I have a Twitter feed connected to my Facebook connected to my Tumblr. I also have a personal blog that I ignore and a few other things I shouldn’t ignore. The problem, then, is how to curate and post content I’d like to share almost everywhere at once or, barring that, focus in… Read More