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2011 To Be “The Year Of CMIS”

by Naresh Sarwan on December 15, 2010

Stefan Waldhauser writing on The Digital Landfill blog predicts that 2011 will be the “Year of CMIS” and offers eight reasons why:

  1. CMIS is the “SQL” for Enterprise Content Management
  2. CMIS is supported by the main industry players
  3. CMIS is accepted by customers*
  4. CMIS will end vendor lock-in
  5. CMIS enables an ECM infrastructure to be comoditised
  6. CMIS enabled solutions will provide a differentiator for those that adopt the standard
  7. CMIS  will help to create a “360 degree view of your customer” (another one?)
  8. CMIS 1.0 is “just the beginning”

*See this survey that suggests CMIS is less important to end users than ECM vendors might imagine.

Some of these seem  a bit like the Stephen was struggling to keep to the ‘eight’ theme used by Digital Landfill, especially the last two which sound too much like vendor sales filler to me.  CMIS is undeniably important, however, and if the article had just cited points 1,2 and 4 then those alone would be compelling enough reasons to explain why it will probably acquire greater momentum as a standard, even if 2011 seems ambitious for widespread adoption (in my opinion).

In the last few months I have been asked by several people of what my opinion is now, looking back at my thought-provoking predictions that I made in this article one year previously. So it’s time for me to reflect on these statements and to state 8 reasons why 2011 will be the year of CMIS.” [Read More]

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