Thursday, August 28, 2008

Documentum goes Web 2.0



Bill Ives provides a nice overview of the EMC release of Documentum Enterprise Content Management (ECM) 6.5. The big new thing in the release is apparently that it tries to make use of Web 2.0 concepts and technologies:

They are providing a bridge between traditional web content management and tools and Web 2.0 to allow their clients to take advantage of the new opportunities that many inside the enterprise have seen on the consumer web. This includes simplicity, ease of use, flexibility, open APIs for data sharing, increased social aspects, and enhanced collaboration. At the same time they are still ensuring corporate security, compliance, archiving, and scalability.


It’s nice to see a traditional enterprise content management provider understand the benefits of Web 2.0 and incorporate them in a way that makes business
sense.

When a search is done, documents are returned but also links to profiles of the people who created them. You get the social side of search.

This all sounds very promising indeed. The screenshot below of the guided search has a Web 2.0 feel to it in how it visualizes search results.