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By Baselinemag  |  Posted 2005-05-04 Print this article Print

An enterprise content management system can function as a universal repository for every piece of data a company produces or receives. Today, though, most businesses use only individual slices of the content management pie.

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Category: Enterprise content management

What It Is: Software that acts as an electronic library for storing and retrieving a company's digital documents, including those published to intranets or public Web sites. Such applications can also control access to documents and route them through business process workflows.

Key Players: EMC, FileNet, Hummingbird, Interwoven, IBM, Microsoft, Open Text, Stellent, Vignette, Xerox

Market Size: $2.93B worldwide, 2003 (IDC)

What's Happening: Vendors are integrating tools that were once dedicated to specific tasks (such as managing Web content) into unified systems that can apply consistent policies about accessing and storing all document types.

Expertise Online: CMSWatch.com provides news, opinion, reports and quizzes on content management software, as well as links to other resources.

Companies in italicized orange type are featured in dossiers this month.

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