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Northwoods puts Text Analytics to a Good Use

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April 26, 2017

Yesterday, Northwoods announced availability of Traverse, a text analytics solution for child welfare social workers.  The solution is designed to allow case workers to focus more on a child’s needs rather than needlessly reviewing case documents.  Traverse sifts through a case’s thousands of documents to give case workers quick insights into the people and key… Read More ›

Federated Content Services are Real

The last five months have been exciting.  For years I’ve been waiting to see if Federated Content Services would make a comeback.  Federated Content Services takes content from one content repository and makes it available along with content from another repository.  Finally, it seems to be making its comeback and quickly.  Both Gartner and Forrester… Read More ›

Like It or Not ECM Has Changed

While we are caught up debating the term Enterprise Content Management (ECM), we are missing the fact that ECM technology has already changed.  Last week Gartner clarified their statement on the end of ECM. While the need to manage content, a.k.a. documents, with an enterprise strategy still remains, the technology we use to manage that content… Read More ›

Grow Your ECM Career

I can’t put a value on how important my ECM (Enterprise Content Management) network has been.  Your network can be a support system when you’re trying to get through project hurdles, a reviewer for when you’re looking at changing a strategy and a source of a new opportunity if that need arises.  Your network goes… Read More ›

The Real Meaning of Text Analytics

Walk through any expo floor and chances are that you will see a half a dozen vendors touting “text analytics.” In document management, it’s the cool “new” topic. The problem is that text analytics is not new, and often, many of the vendors promoting its support use it themselves. Text analytics has been around for almost… Read More ›

Iron Mountain partners with OnBase

Iron Mountain’s “on again – off again” involvement in Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is “on again” this time with a partner, Hyland.  When ECM last saw Iron Mountain, it was selling its Records Management product line in 2011.  I didn’t see Iron Mountain’s Records Management software sales working back then.  It wasn’t in Iron Mountain’s… Read More ›

Contract Lifecycle Management Recap for March 2017

Our recap of March’s news in Contract Life Cycle Management. Subscribe to this recap and get a copy of our 2016 Contract Life Cycle Management Buyer’s Guide.  Follow our blog, Big Men On Content, for our insights on Contract Life Cycle Management, Enterprise Content Management and Information Governance. Icertis Secures $25 Million in Series C Funding  (3/29/17) The $25 million… Read More ›

ECM Gets a Late Start on Back Office Solutions

In June 2016 I asked, “Will ECM vendors catch up to Back Office Solutions?”  I pointed out that Enterprise Content Management (ECM) vendors were missing the boat on content solutions being sold directly to end users.  These back office solution vendors don’t talk about “content” and do not see themselves as ECM vendors.  They might… Read More ›

Managing Documents outside the “Global 500”

So I’m taking a break at the AIIM conference, when someone asks to joins me.  Within a few moments I’m getting their pitch, “We’re an enterprise content management (ECM) company focused on the Global 500.”  I look at his badge to see a vendor name I don’t recognize.  In twenty years I learned so many… Read More ›

My AIIM 2017 Takeaway

This year’s AIIM Conference was a great networking and knowledge sharing opportunity.  Over 40% of this year’s conference attendees were “first timers”.  Because of this, AIIM had its first “AIIM First Timers Gathering” before the keynote and they offered me a great opportunity to co-host with Jessica Lombardo.  Over 19 countries were represented at the… Read More ›