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Thinking about Generational Systems

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June 17, 2019 • Content Services Platforms

Every week I meet with people struggling to decide what to do with aging platforms. We offhandedly refer to these as “legacy” which offends some vendors. They feel it is an epithet pointing out their age and frailty. I have more recently come to believe though this is a poor description because the term assumes… Read More ›

Text Analytics »

4 Things You Can Learn Using Text Analytics

Text analytics is a rather new concept in enterprise content management (ECM) and document management. Many organizations are using automatic categorization or classification of content, but this is only a small part of how text analytics can be used in organizations. Text analytics uses similar concepts to data analytics but adds specific abilities around natural language processing… Read More ›

Back Office Content Solutions »

End Users Don’t Care About Technology Terminology

It’s clear that ECM technology is not currently changing, it has already changed.  Gartner clarified their stance a few weeks ago and I shared my observations from the last few years.  But while the debate over what we practitioners call Enterprise Content Management (ECM), Content Services, or Intelligent Information Management continues, for me it’s going… Read More ›

Contract Life Cycle Management »

November – Contracts Life Cycle Management Recap

Don’t miss our monthly recap of news, blog posts, and events from 35 Contract Life Cycle Management vendors.  Subscribe to this recap and get a copy of our 2016 Contract Life Cycle Management Buyer’s Guide. Here’s the big new from November. CIO Review – 20 Most Promising Enterprise Contract Management Solution Providers 2016 – Nov… Read More ›

Information Professional »

How Relativity Ages Your Tech Career

Have you ever heard of the Twin Paradox? It is a classic illustration of the consequences of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity. One twin remains on Earth while the other leaves the planet and travels for a period time at close to the speed of light. When he returns his twin will have aged passed… Read More ›

Partnering »

ECM is Missing out on Technology Partner Ecosystem

I got my start in software with a leading enterprise content management (ECM) software vendor and I learned the value of a solid partner network early on.  Over the last 20 years I have been in the ECM industry working for various types of organizations and continue to embrace the value of partners in the… Read More ›

OEM an CSP Platform »

Lost Knowledge Found – Content Integration

Finding documents is one of the biggest challenges for most organizations.  This is supposed to become easier after implementing an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution, but when an organization has multiple platforms it becomes exponentially harder.  The documents are under control but they have different ways they’re organized, they have different keywords, and are locked… Read More ›

ROI on Content Management »

Getting Rid of Paper is Simple Arithmetic

I’m going to be honest, selling “scan and store” is boring.  When I get asked the value of simply scanning all the documents in a file room and storing them in a repository with a simple index, I become Rainman.  “That will be $10,000 and you’ll have a 1-year return on investment.”  Usually no one… Read More ›

Content Services Platforms »

Thinking about Generational Systems

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Every week I meet with people struggling to decide what to do with aging platforms. We offhandedly refer to these as “legacy” which offends some vendors. They feel it is an epithet pointing out their age and frailty. I have more recently come to believe though this is a poor description because the term assumes… Read More ›