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October 14, 2003 09:00 AM Business & Finance  |   Link
EMC buys Documentum

Is this a trend, bigger companies buying out content management companies. I found this news at CNET, "EMC busy Documentum for $1.7billion."

It seems to appear that over time more of the bigger comanies will start swallowing up some of the small and medium sized companies.

I'm taking an econ class this quarter and it was interesting that our teacher would suggest that some industries are heading towards a more oligopoly or monopoly model for business structures. This is definitely one of those examples. Also many companies are starting to market that fact that they offer so much with the value that you know everything will work together.

October 13, 2003 08:20 AM Information Architecture  |   Link
Dell Site Redesign

According to CNET News, Dell will be launching a new site shortly. I'll be curious to see case studies from folk sinvolved in that project. Remember you have 3 weeks left o turn in a proposal. The new site will focus on small businesses and better management of pricing and promotions. Apparently there were some online error to pricing and certain businesses benefitted from it.

October 02, 2003 09:37 AM Whine  |   Link
Librarian Action Figure: Here Now!

I can't help but share that I've finally placed my own order for the Librarian Action Figure. It's pretty fun. As a trained librarian, I don't see this as offensive. I think a while back there was a vote going on at the Mattel website on the next Barbie doll...architect, librarian, and archeologist wwere just some of the options and boy did I tell folks to vote for librarian. I'll probably get a few for some folks I know who'll appreciate it :)

October 01, 2003 10:43 PM Information Architecture  |   Link
DC 2003 Trip Report, Coming Soon to an IA pub near You

Just got back from Seattle, WA for the Dublin Core 2003 Conference. I'm typing up my notes and gathering other notes from attendees to compile hopfully for B&A.

Conference proceedings are available online.

Some highlights:
RDF and Encoding
Smart Metadata
DTD is so yesterday
Corporate use of Dublin Core
Search and Metadata
Educational use of Dublin Core
Metadata for data

Whine  |   Link
The Pains of Email

Major whine right now:L1ast week if you sent email it probably ended up in the email blackhole...or my email client is currently choking on it. I didn't realize how much I rely on email so please be patient if you're waiting for a response.