As Frank reported in our news, Documentum has acquired DRM vendor Authentica (more detail here). Bill Rosenblatt, who is chairing the Enterprise DRM Conference that is part of Gilbane San Francisco, says it is a watershed event for the industry. I agree. As Gilbane colleagues Glen Secor and David Guenette have pointed out (here and here, respectively), DRM is a piece of a broader network infrastructure that needs to be in place for more comprehensive document and content security. In truth, none of the ECM vendors has taken this very seriously so far, but the Authentica acquisition suggests Documentum may finally be doing so.

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