The New Year Will Bring Focus on Internal Content Technology Applications

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CMS Watch Announces Content Technology Predictions for 2010

After a recessionary period where many content technology investments focused on customer-facing systems, in 2010 we will see a renewed focus on internal applications

2010 will bring renewed focus on internal content technology applications, according to research released by independent technology evaluation company, CMS Watch (

"After a recessionary period where many content technology investments focused on customer-facing systems, in 2010 we will see a renewed focus on internal applications,” said CMS Watch founder, Tony Byrne.

In a blog post today, CMS Watch detailed twelve predictions. Find the full post here:
The predictions are:.
1.    Enterprise Content Management and Document Management will go separate ways
2.    Faceted search will pervade enterprise applications
3.    Digital Asset Management vendors will focus on SharePoint integration over geographic expansion
4.    Mobile will come of age for Document Management and Enterprise Search
5.    Web Content Management vendors will give more love to Intranets
6.    Enterprises will lead a thick client backlash
7.    Cloud alternatives will become pervasive
8.    Document Services will become an integrated part of ECM
9.    Gadgets and Widgets will sweep the Portal world
10.    Records Managers will face renewed resistance
11.    Internal and external social and collaboration technologies will diverge
12.    Multi-lingual requirements will rise to the fore

“Every year at this time we look forward and make our best guesses as to what the Content Technology industry will hold for us in the new year. Our hope is that we get most of the predictions correct, but if nothing else, we hope to spur on some lively, constructive debate,” said CMS Watch analyst Jarrod Gingras.

CMS Watch principal Alan Pelz-Sharpe discusses the predictions further at:

About CMS Watch
CMS Watch™ evaluates content-oriented technologies, offering head-to-head comparative reviews of leading solutions. Through highly detailed technical evaluations and online education courses, CMS Watch helps sort out the complex landscape of potential solutions so that buyers can minimize the time and effort to identify technologies suited to their particular requirements. To retain its independence as a totally impartial analyst firm, CMS Watch works solely for solutions buyers and never for vendors. Research services cover: Web Content Management, Web Analytics, Digital Asset Management, Enterprise Content Management, SharePoint, Enterprise Social Software & Collaboration, Enterprise Portals, Enterprise Search, XML & Component Content Management, and E-mail Archiving & Management. For more information, please visit:

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