My Burton Group colleague Guy Creese's take on the EMC/Microsoft news; read the full post for his analysis.
EMC Documentum and Microsoft today announced an alliance that integrates SharePoint 2007 with EMC's Documentum products. Some of the high points are:
- Users will be able to use the Office 2007 and SharePoint 2007 user interfaces as ways to put content into the Documentum repository. All of a sudden, users -- especially casual users -- won't have to go to Documentum training to use the Documentum system.
- EMC Documentum will be creating a set of Web Parts to integrate search, workflow, and content between Documentum and SharePoint.
- There are two deployment options. Companies can use the Office/SharePoint UI to put documents into Documentum only, or can put documents into both SharePoint and Documentum.
So what does all this mean?