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Five Questions You Should Be Asking About Your Information Management Technology Providers

Published: 15 January 2013

ID: G00228269

Analyst(s): Ted Friedman


The challenges emerging from big data and demand for greater agility are forcing radical changes to enabling technology for information management. IM leaders can assess technology providers using five key perspectives to understand their roles and value in modern information infrastructure.

Table Of Contents


  • Does the Provider Understand Where it Fits in the World?
  • Does the Provider Acknowledge it Doesn't Have it all (And Recognize you Don't Want it all)?
  • Are the Provider's Capabilities Integrated? Can it Interoperate With Itself?
  • Is the Provider Open? Can it Interoperate With Others?
  • Does the Provider Understand That Technology Alone Is not Enterprise Information Management?

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