This is the time of year when the experts come out with predictions, so how about for content management?
Here are 3 of my top predictions:
- Web 2.0 will continue to be big, but by the end of the year won’t be called that anymore, and much of the hoopla will be over.
- Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (with it’s unfortunate nickname MOSS) will be much more widely implemented than expected, but not always for the right reasons.
- The era of “Customer-Centric Content Management’ as introduced by The Rockley Group will start to gain significant momentum. (As I’ve felt it should have a while ago, as alluded to in my Gilbane blog entry from Aug ’06 about CMS and CRM.)
What are your predictions? Love to see your comments!
WebMethods introduced version 7.0 of the webMethods Fabric product suite as well as a new component, webMethods BPMS. The company reports that these releases deliver a fully-unified environment for process development, automation, and monitoring. WebMethods Fabric 7.0 highlights technologies for service-oriented architecture (SOA) governance, while the new BPMS suite concentrates on business user features as well as integrated process monitoring and and enhanced real-time business analytics. Additional webMethods BPMS features include an Eclipse-based process modeling environment for ‘codeless’ development, extensive support for both human-to-human and system-to-system task flow, business rules management and a new semantic metadata library.
The Gilbane Group announced today that they have launched a new research and consulting practice covering content globalization technologies and applications. The new practice is led by Lead Analyst Leonor Ciarlone & Senior Analyst Mary Laplante, with contributions from guest blogger Kaija Poysti. The new practice complements existing Gilbane Group consulting services that cover a broad range of content technologies, as well as the Gilbane Group’s Publishing Technology and Strategy consulting practice, and our Enterprise Search practice. The Globalization practice is supported by a new blog devoted to the topic as well as content at our Gilbane conferences in cooperation with the LISA (Language Industry Standards Association) Forum. The Globalization blog goes live on January 10 with an introductory entry by Lead Analyst Leonor Ciarlone.
Inxight Software, Inc. announced that that it has established a strategic business relationship with Iknow LLC to jointly develop and market advanced informatics solutions. Inxight’s federated search, extraction and visualization products enable enterprise, government and OEM customers to turn unstructured and structured text into actionable information. Inxight solutions allow its users to access, extract and be alerted to relevant information contained in the open Web, deep Web (patent databases, SEC filings), subscription sites, and internal data sources. Powered by Inxight’s ThingFinder entity extraction, search results are automatically clustered on the fly, enabling users to filter their search results by the people, companies, places, concepts and other information contained within them. This reduces time to information and enables users to locate hidden information and make better decisions. The companies will initially focus on three industry sectors: pharmaceuticals, legal and government. The companies anticipate announcing several joint solutions in 2007. http://www.inxight.com, http://www.iknow.us.com
Welcome to the Globalization Practice blog. Our goal is to build an online forum for a lively, shared discussion on this topic and hopefully, create an interactive community that encourages readers to ask questions, post opinions, and share best practices. Along with my colleague Mary Laplante, guest blogger Kaija Poysti, and other experts we might invite along the way, we’ll be providing food for thought in areas such as:
- Why globalization as a strategic business practice should be “standard operating procedure” for organizations with multinational revenue goals
- How globalization extends into customer experience and brand management strategies, inevitably impacting far more than content localization processes
- Why a consolidating market forces Language Service Providers to redefine their value proposition
- How translation and content management technologies are closing the gap between fragmented, manual localization processes
- Why globalization compels organizations to rethink traditional content creation methods
- Which standards are helping to integrate globalization processes and meet emerging international requirements
In June 2006, Newsweek editor Fareed Zakaria wondered, “How Long Will America Lead the World?” The piece included a familiar discussion of the many technology-driven factors that are driving an “open world economy.” Our globalization practice blog will discuss these factors and their impact on people and process management so that you have knowledge and insight on how to successfully meet the challenges of multi-lingual business communication.
Feel free to post a comment or send me an email with globalization topics that are important to your organization.