In preparation for our opening keynote at our Boston conference in a couple of weeks, we have created a survey to help fuel the debate on the future of content management. The list below is what we are starting with. Of course we won’t have time to address all these questions. That is why we want you to tell us which of them are the most interesting to you. To vote, simply go to the online survey. There is also a spot on the survey where you can add questions we haven’t listed. One lucky voter will win a free conference pass to one of our future events. By the way, you don’t have to attend the event to vote, and we, and others, will be blogging about the results of the questions.
Here is a short URL to the survey you can share with others: http://tinyurl.com/uo3f8

  1. What are the top 3 technologies that must be considered in any content management strategies in the next 12-24 months?
  2. How will the new SharePoint Server’s CM capability affect the CM market?
  3. Are search "platforms" going to replace CMSs as the primary user entrance to content repositories?
  4. Is there such a thing as "Web 2.0", is there a Content Management 2.0"? If so, what are they?
  5. How will Blog and Wiki tools be used in enterprise content applications? How are they being used today?
  6. Does social software tagging or "folksonomy" have a role to play in enterprise content applications?
  7. What is the number one advantage, and the number one disadvantage of each of the approaches represented on the panel (ECM suite, CM application, infrastructure CM, hosted CM, open source CM)?
  8. How is widespread adoption of RSS/Atom going to affect content delivery? And what does this mean to enterprise content management or publishing strategies?
  9. If we had this same panel next year, which of the companies on the panel would not be here? Why?
  10. Which other technologies associated with Vista and Office 2007 are important for enterprise content or publishing applications?
  11. Are there authoring tools on the horizon that are both user-friendly and capable of authoring for both electronic and print output?
  12. How will Oracle’s acquisition of Stellent change Oracle’s approach to CM solutions and their relationship with their CM partners?
  13. What is the future of software as a service, and is it appropriate for enterprise content applications like content management, authoring, etc.?
  14. How are translation and localization requirements affecting content management strategies and what changes in technology and strategic direction can we expect in next year or two?
  15. Is there any breakthrough search technology on the horizon that will affect intranet or extranet applications in the next 18 months?
  16. How will the tension between content control and collaboration be resolved? Or will it?
  17. Are there any breakthrough classification or metadata tagging technologies on the horizon that will significantly impact content management strategies?
  18. Is there a future for stand-alone BPM products? Or will they be integrated into ECM and other enterprise applications?
  19. What infrastructure technololgies might we see in the next 18 months that will affect enterprise content applications?

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