I read this post on the proposed FAST acquisition. Its clear Documentum won’t be putting a bid in, in fact their strategy appears to be moving towards giving their customers choice on what search engine underpins their platform. I expect to see a choice between Lucene, Autonomy and possibly FAST but I’m not convinced.
Another interesting point in the note is the comment that Google are likely to move to a model where they provide storage for our data. This is something I discussed in an earlier entry , although I took it a step further and predicted that this space will include some of the Basic Content Services we see in Document and Content Management now. I agree that security and governance will prompt fears but if we csn resolve the problem of taking this model into the enterprise it would become a very attractive proposition.