The Enterprise Content market has gone through a major change over the last two years. Driven by business issues such as compliance and regulation, increasing volumes of electronic content and convergence of different types of information, ECM technology is being adopted across all types of organisations.
These factors have led to a consolidation in the vendor landscape with many smaller companies being acquired by larger infrastructure players, as well as Microsoft staking a claim with new product releases. In turn, the smaller vendors are focusing on their core specialist areas or differentiating themselves in other ways. New entrants are also emerging with new technologies, vertical industry solutions and new licensing for hosted ECM and open source software.