Content Management Market Shares Strategies, and Forecasts, 2008 to 2014

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Content Management Infrastructure Market Assessment

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Content Management Market Shares Strategies, and Forecasts, 2008 to 2014


WinterGreen Research announces that it has a new study on enterprise content management markets. Systems are poised for significant growth as people move to purchase for new marketing and Web based applications based on XML and Web technologies.

Enterprise content management (ECM) systems are basic infrastructure for unstructured information. Unstructured information is becoming more structured as it is tagged with XML tags and managed in components enabling reuse and repurposing of content.

Content management is a central aspect of growing any business and staying competitive. Because content management provides access to information that can be used for decision making, the indexing and tagging systems become a significant aspect of determining usefulness.

Enterprise content management solutions help corporations organize, control and access vital business image and video content useful for designing marketing campaigns. Enterprise content management solutions matters to corporate IT because there are ever-increasing volumes of information, mounting regulatory requirements, and legislative pressure to provide information in a manner that is responsive to requests.

Supplier consolidation is driven by the movement of enterprise content management (ECM) to more complex infrastructure that requires ever increasing integration of systems. Disparate applications work with isolated repositories and these systems need to be integrated. Caching systems are evolving inside repository systems to speed up delivery of information. Alternative delivery systems are creating flexibility for document and content capabilities. The entry of software as a services (SaaS) players and open source players changes the market by giving Web 2.0 market participants strategic advantage.

Content management relates to finding accurate information easily and to finding information that is not outdated. Clients and support teams report that the quantity of content is a problem. Being overwhelmed with too much old information relates to bad decision making and flawed conclusions. User problems with technical content are common. The problem is that sometimes users cannot find information quickly; they cannot understand it or cannot tell if it's current if they do find it, and information may be inconsistent. Good content management systems eliminate this possibility.

Enterprise content management is the base for a Web 2.0 strategy. Unification and structure for non-transactional information is needed in Web 2.0 environments. Web 2.0 is a lot of things -- it is image and video centric, it is social networking, it is runtime engines that are worked on by programmers 24x7, it is blogs, it is wikis, it is collaboration software, and it represents dynamic implementation of presentation logic.

Information is doubling at a rate of once every 7 months and this rate of increase is growing. Enterprise content management permits users to integrate a diverse set of technologies into a coherent product portfolio. The enterprise content management markets are anticipated to have exponential growth in content generation management and replication. Content-centric collaboration within enterprises is used to deploy technology solutions to address the information accumulation challenge.

Enterprise content management markets at $3.4 billion in 2007 are anticipated to triple to $9.3 billion by 2014. Revenue from the worldwide ECM market is anticipated to grow at 19% through 2014 in response to new analytics that permit improved decision making.

The ability to access information more rapidly, and to use that information to make informed decisions, is part of automated process. Initiatives that use text to implement services oriented architecture (SOA) services are anticipated to create a climate for growth of content management services. In this context documents may be text based, image based, video content, or software system modules. All the modules require management and indexing.

Companies Profiled
Adobe / Macromedia
Autonomy Group / Verity
Blue Coat Systems
EMC / Documentum
Hewlett Packard / Tower Software
IBM / WebSphere SOA / FileNet
Intel / Sarvega

Magnus Group / Vasont
Microsoft / SharePoint
OpenText / Artesia / RedDot
Oracle / Stellent
Thoma Cressey Bravo / Hyland Software
TigerLogic Corporation
Younts Consulting

Report Methodology

This is the 357th report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary data bases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment.

About the Company

WinterGreen Research, founded in 1985, provides strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, health care, and advanced computer technology. Industry reports focus on opportunities that will expand existing markets or develop major new markets. The reports assess new product and service positioning strategies, new and evolving technologies, and technological impact on products, services, and markets. Market shares are provided. Leading market participants are profiled, and their marketing strategies, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are discussed. The principals of WinterGreen Research have been involved in analysis and forecasting of international business opportunities in telecommunications and advanced computer technology markets for over 30 years.

About the Principal Authors

Ellen T. Curtiss, Technical Director, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, conducts strategic and market assessments in technology-based industries. Previously she was a member of the staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc., for 23 years, most recently as Vice President of Arthur D. Little Decision Resources, specializing in strategic planning and market development services. She is a graduate of Boston University and the Program for Management Development at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. She is the author of recent studies on worldwide telecommunications markets and the Top Ten Telecommunications market analysis and forecasts.

Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications. She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing. She is the author of recent studies of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) marketing strategies, Internet software, a study of Push to Talk Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, Business Process Management, Servers, Blades, the Mainframe as a Green Machine, and Application Server markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.

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