2009 Will Bring Major Changes to Technology Marketplaces

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CMS Watch Makes Twelve Predictions for the New Year

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but other technology developments - including the rise of mobile analytics and a new version of MS SharePoint - will also significantly affect enterprise calculations.

2009 will bring significant changes to content technology marketplaces, according to research released by independent technology evaluation company, CMS Watch (http://www.cmswatch.com). CMS Watch reports and online education prepare technology buyers for successful implementations.

"Obviously the economic slump will continue to influence buyers and vendors," observed CMS Watch founder Tony Byrne, "but other technology developments - including the rise of mobile analytics and a new version of MS SharePoint - will also significantly affect enterprise calculations."

In an article today, CMS Watch detailed twelve predictions. Find the full article at http://cmswatch.com/Features/189. CMS Watch principal Alan Pelz-Sharpe discusses the predictions at http://youtube.com/watch?v=m2b3MeCfDHc.

1. Open source Enterprise Content Management (ECM) players get an initial boost
2. Office14 casts long shadow on SharePoint
3. "Taxonomies are dead. Long live meta data!"
4. Regulatory-compliance concerns reignited
5. Renewed interest in pro-active e-discovery
6. SaaS vendors expand offerings
7. Oracle falls behind in battle for knowledge workers
8. New emphasis on application search
9. Social computing diffuses into the Enterprise
10. Mobile and multimedia web analytics become key requirements, disrupters
11. Long-awaited consolidation comes to the WCM space
12. Buyers remain in driver's seat

CMS Watch principal, Theresa Regli, added, "The last two predictions are somewhat related - we're counseling buyers to negotiate aggressively, and some vendors will endure eroding cash flows better than others."

About CMS Watch:
CMS Watch(tm) evaluates content-oriented technologies, offering head-to-head comparative reviews of leading solutions. Through highly detailed technical evaluations, 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.

Contact:
Kristie Hughes, Marketing Director, CMS Watch
Tel: +1 202-316-5647
E-Mail: khughes at cmswatch dot com

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