back to article Humdrum Documentum momentum makes EMC glum? Off alone into the scrum it should be spun

An analyst at 451 Research has suggested EMC set its Information Intelligence Group and its Documentum software free by spinning them off or selling them. Documentum and its parent Information Intelligence Group (IIG) have regularly underperformed business-results-wise compared to EMC's other divisions. 451 analyst Alan Pelz- …

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  2. Captain DaFt

    "If Documentum were to become independent, Pelz-Sharpe comments, then it would have a fresh incentive to fight hard, refresh the product and revive the brand."

    Translated:"Our bureaucracy inhibits innovation, so we'll spin it off to fix itself, then re-acquire it when it becomes profitable, then let it stagnate again."

    1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

      IntelAIgently Designed to Remain Invisible and Almighty as a Fearless Friend and Fearsome Foe?

      Translated:"Our bureaucracy inhibits innovation, so we'll spin it off to fix itself, then re-acquire it when it becomes profitable, then let it stagnate again."

      Surely the self-fixing spin-off operating systems would assure and ensure that both a virtual and practical impossibility, Captain DaFt.

    2. Matt Bryant Silver badge

      Re: Captain DaFt

      "....If Documentum were to become independent, Pelz-Sharpe comments, then it would have a fresh incentive to fight hard, refresh the product and revive the brand...." Translation - we can make a quick buck from spinning it off, who cares about the longer term?

  3. John Smith 19 Gold badge
    Unhappy

    I've actually heard of Documentum

    Never heard of the others.

  4. Kepler
    Paris Hilton

    Am I the only one who noticed?

    Underneath a chart showing "Comparative Growth," it says "lick to enlarge."

  5. regadpellagru

    The problem is ...

    Documentum is a Documentation mgmt product that has always tried to stick with the EMC portfolio (aka, no tape, pls, we're EMC ! and also, sell Centera and pretend to be an archiving product).

    This rarely fitted customers' needs, therefore the decline or lack of ... momentum.

    Also, they used to have very aggressive EOL policies, along with major architecture changes, which would quickly loose customers. You really don't want to do a major update of your doc repository every single 18 months ...

    Indeed, this division never seemed to have had a happy life inside EMC ...

  6. Stevie

    Bah!

    ...by gum...

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