Those of us with a casual but necessary acquaintance with unstructured content should all give a big pat on the back to CMSWatch. The analyst firm, which specializes in everything unstructured has released a kind of subway map listing all the content vendors and the areas they play in.

It’s a very clever and useful device that conveys a lot of information at a glance. It looks just like a large urban destination map (Chicago comes to mind), where the large vendors (Oracle, IBM, Microsoft) serving many content categories make up the “transfer stations” and other vendors intersect at two or three content types.  There are eight categories of vendors in all, and it’s interesting to see unexpected narrowness in some vendor areas of coverage.

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