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EMC taking digital content to the horizon

By Heather Wright, Fri 8 May 2015
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EMC has unveiled its five year vision to enable CIOs and enterprises to drive their digital agenda, strengthen their competitive advantage and harness the untapped value of business content.

The vision came complete with new product offerings related to the future of content management, as EMC’s Enterprise Content Division announced ‘Project Horizon’.

A multi-tenant platform to ‘redefine content management for the digital enterprise’, Project Horizon is built on Pivotal CF and will offer a choice of cloud deployments.

The Project Horizon marketplace will be curated by EMC and include both EMC-built and partner-built apps and solutions. EMC’s latest offerings of Documentum Capital Projects Express and Documentum Life Sciences Solutions Suite, will also be available on Project Horizon.

Content-centric modules or ‘tiles’ can be used to create independently consumable capabilities which can be used standalone or integrated into solutions. Each of the modules will have an out-of-the-box app and the ability to embed that app to build solutions by assembling blocks of functionalities.

Rohit Ghai, EMC Enterprise Content Division president, says Project Horizon will help organisations create a digital workplace, a digital value chain, and operate with a digital mindset, regardless of where they are on the journey to digitalisation.

“We understand content, and having a complete content strategy is more critical than ever.

“Digital enterprises are moving away from monolithic solutions. Unlocking the way people will experience content in the future will depend upon a revolution in how content is accessed, managed and delivered.

“Unlocking the way people will experience content in the future will depend upon a revolution in how content is accessed, managed and delivered,” Ghai says.

Ghai comments were backed by IDC analyst Melissa Webster, program vice president for content and digital media technologies, who says component- and cloud-based architectures offer enterprises significant benefits in time to market, economies of scale and business agility.

“At the same time, customers need a path to the future that lets them leverage and extend their existing investments.

“We are seeing growing interest in cloud – in its many variations – for ECM and for cloud-based content applications that automate critical enterprise business processes.”

EMC says Project Horizon enables all digital content flows for the digital enterprise and brings a ‘unique’ approach with a mobile-first, cloud-first mindset.

Project Horizon is built on an agile foundation and is DevOps ready.

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