Every one of us are living the Zoom life with our working days comprised of meeting after meeting on video. This shift will be one of the long lasting impacts of the pandemic as we have readjusted our expectations for what it means to meet together. Along with this comes the ability to easily record... Continue Reading →
Work AT Home not FROM It
Everyone is struggling with working from home as we collectively face a global pandemic. Meme's in the millions about it are on every platform. I would argue though that working FROM home is not what we should be trying to do now. We need to be working AT home. From now on. What is the... Continue Reading →
In Defense of Opinion
I'll begin this piece by first thanking Marko for the eleven or so years we worked on this side project called Big Men On Content. He moved on to a great opportunity that does not afford him the autonomy that this kind of endeavor requires. That is not a bad thing. It is a recognition... Continue Reading →
I’m Supposed to Stop Saying Enterprise Content Management?
A little hidden blog post on the Garnter website is stirring up conversations on the future of Enterprise Content Management (ECM). In it they said, “ECM is now dead (kaput, finite, an ex-market name), at least in how Gartner defines the market. It’s been replaced by the term Content Services, …” Let’s ignore the fact that... Continue Reading →
Taking Content Global – Accounting
Recently I've been asked to help others understand the challenges of global content management systems. I have been in this space for years and have previously focused on translation. Some people think that’s all they will need and are often amazed by the other challenges beyond language. I’ll be looking across the back office on challenges... Continue Reading →
Let’s Not Forget Archive Documents
I’ve found myself playing around archives for a few projects. Usually it is for my blog Finnish Not Done, which would not exist if it were not for archives of the migration of Finnish people in the Americas. I recently used archives for a story about AIIM’s early history, which got me thinking. When talking... Continue Reading →
Is Enterprise Content Management Done?
CMS Wire reported last week, “The way Rohit Ghai puts it, EMC Documentum is done … fully evolved, so to speak. ‘No one is asking for more features or functions, he said.’” I wanted to ask, if no one’s asking for more features or functions, are you asking the right questions? I will absolutely agree... Continue Reading →
Records Management Programs Need a Diet
Last week at the AIIM Conference, I noticed that lots of companies are looking for the quick win on records management. There’s no such thing. Users need to realize records management is like a diet. At my annual physical my doctor keeps telling me to eat right and exercise. I do neither, so can I... Continue Reading →
Poking the Documentum Bear
It came as no surprise to see, Bloomberg reporting that EMC is officially up for sale Wednesday. It was a rumor even before Dell announced it was buying EMC. Two months ago, I predicted an acquisition, not a spin-off. I just don’t think the executive management team has the passion. It’s going to take heart... Continue Reading →
For ECM Solutions it’s Configuration versus Customization
For years I’ve been in discussions where the conversation bounced between “build” versus “buy: decisions for a ECM (Enterprise Content Management). Before 2000, managing any large collection of documents, either to a specific business case or all documents, meant building your own document management system or buying an existing document management system. Over the years,... Continue Reading →
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