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ECM as a Pillar of Big Data

More and more, I find myself talking to Big Data SMEs in various situations.  While the conversations have been on a variety of topics,  I can say that many of them have shared at least one troubling similarity: uncomfortable reactions upon hearing my specialty area is ECM (and in some cases, specifically Documentum.  These reactions have run the range from outright snickering to stony silence.  I guess I’m glad that I’m thick-skinned by nature – but I do understand where they are coming from.  To them, I’m a dinosaur – a relic of an age where content, metadata, and taxonomy were rigid constructs locked into specific functions by a bloated application noted for its inherent complexity and lack of visibility.

My approach for getting past the issue is to simply share an article from Brilliant Leap: Keep throwing rocks…