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Hyland acquires Alfresco – A quick take

The price has not been disclosed, but off the record, estimates tell me that TH Lee has made a tidy profit on their investment and that Hyland has not overpaid. However, as always, it is essential to note that no M&A transaction is without tears. Alfresco ran a long and steady race as an independent championing open source ECM

Three Recent Acquisitions – Hyland, OpenText & Alfresco

Though one can speculate that these deals may not have gone through had they been delayed a week or two, the fact is they did, and the industry continues to move forward. Recently Hyland acquired Learning Machine, OpenText bought xMedius, and Alfresco closed their first significant deal by catching TSG (Technology Services Group. Each is interesting and significant deals that may well herald more similar deals in the future.

The dialectic of buyer & seller technology conversations

Dialectic – The tension or opposition between two interacting forces or elements Technology vendors cannot resist telling industry analysts that they replaced their rivals (Documentum, IBM, SAP, etc.) at a new client. Rarely are those bold assertions true. In the vast majority of situations, the new vendor is now running alongside their rival. Rather than …

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Alfresco Software: Flying High in the Back Office

My colleague, Alan Pelz-Sharpe, and I spent time with Alfresco at its annual analyst event. The product updates and customer examples were interesting, and the talk turned downright compelling when CTO, founder and visionary, John Newton, took the stage to describe how AI will remake content and process automation, freeing workers who are mired in …

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Climbing the governance decision tree

When you think about it, finding the right starting point for information governance is often the biggest stumbling block for any governance initiative. As we like to say back in England,“It can be like fighting with fog.” So much to do, so much legacy, so many points of contact, so many people that it is hard to know where to start. In reality many don’t do anything at all. That became our focus – where and how to start. You can check out the webinar here.