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The Cost of Standing Still:  Top 6 Reasons to Renovate Legacy ECM

Mar 8, 2017 6:30:00 AM by John Mancini

Your legacy Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system has been a reliable part of your organization for years. It was cutting edge when it was implemented. But how do you know when it’s no longer flexible enough to help your business meet its vision and strategic goals?

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Topics: ecm, Alfresco Software, modern ecm

Content Management -- A Quest for New Ground

Mar 3, 2017 10:40:00 AM by John Mancini

I'm working on finalizing some Q2 speaking gigs around some of high-level themes summarized in this table:

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Topics: enterprise content management, ecm, content services

4 ECM Detours and the Need for Content Migration

Mar 2, 2017 11:13:00 AM by John Mancini

The term The Enterprise Content Management (ECM) has been with us for 15 years.  It hasn’t been a perfect term, and perhaps in truth has been better suited as a description of a strategy than as a description for a set of IT tools and technologies.

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Topics: enterprise content management, ecm, enterprise file sync and share, content migration

Connecting the Dots Between Documents, Content, and Data

Mar 1, 2017 10:49:00 AM by John Mancini

Since the 1980s, relational databases have been used to store business information. They were a huge step forward over hierarchical databases, which organized data into rigid tree-like structures with connections between data elements defined by the links in the structures.

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Topics: data, content management, documents

Digital Transformation and the role of "ECM" – or whatever we wind up calling it!

Feb 28, 2017 10:03:00 AM by Hans van Hooff

Digital is changing people and organizations, not only in terms of technological opportunities, but also how people think about technology and its role in their lives. It’s no longer people who adapt to technology – rather, technology adapts to us (Accenture, Technology Vision 2017, Technology for People).

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Topics: enterprise content management, ecm, digital transformation,

6 Personal Observations about "ECM" and "Content Services"

Feb 27, 2017 10:44:00 AM by John Mancini

Last week, we did a webinar on Next Gen Information Management – Succeeding in a New Era. The focus was our new white paper designed to start a conversation about the content management space -- Revolution or Evolution? 10 Strategies to Navigate the Shift from ECM to Content Services.

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Topics: information governance, ecm, digital transformation,, content services, content mangement

Own Your Own ECM Career

Feb 24, 2017 11:24:00 AM by Marko Sillanpää

[This is a guest post by  Marko Sillanpaa. Marko is the founder of BMO Consulting. An organization that helps vendors and users navigate the ECM landscape. Marko’s has been working in the content management space for over 18 years. In the past, he was the Director of Product Strategy at Documentum, Enterprise Adviser at Hyland, and the Director of Global Services at TraDOS. He has also worked as a consultant for CSC, Accenture and regional system integrators.]
 
 
Did any of us choose enterprise content management (ECM) as our career path when we joined the workforce?  While there are degree programs in information studies, I think most of our paths were accidental.  While we may have accidently entered ECM, the decision to stay has been our own choice.  Still we often don’t look at ECM as our career, but at “computers” as our career.  Yet I can hardly imagine a brain surgeon saying they were, “just a doctor.”  I know I don’t want to keep being asked if I can fix someone’s printer.  I think it’s time we own our career.
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Topics: cip, certified information professional, ecm, certification, AIIM17

Digital Transformation: If A Two-Thousand-Year-Old Tradition Can Do It; So Can You

Feb 16, 2017 10:46:00 AM by Thomas LaMonte



Chinese New Year is host to many traditions from tasty, meat-packed dumplings to an all hours riot of fireworks. Over its two weeks, the whole country erupts in celebration—it’s a sight to be seen.

But above all Spring Festival traditions, I have a clear favorite; maybe you have heard of it before: the gifting of red paper envelopes filled with money.

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Topics: bpm, paperfree office, digital transformation,, paperless

4 Key Takeaways About File Sync and Share

Feb 15, 2017 9:45:00 AM by John Mancini

In a series of recent videos for Hyland (links at the end of this post), Cheryl McKinnon, principal analyst at Forrester Research spent some time talking about Enterprise Sync and Share capabilities and how they fit into an organization’s broader content strategy. She notes, “Enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) has really quickly become a core capability that a lot of busy information workers rely upon. I don’t see this as something enterprise IT buyers can ignore.”

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Topics: enterprise content management, ecm, efss, FIle Shares

5 Ways to Stay in Control of Content Sharing

Feb 14, 2017 11:15:00 AM by John Mancini

[This is a guest post by Travis Roe from Hyland's Cloud team.]

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Topics: cloud, collaboration, FIle Shares

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