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How the cloud will shape the future of ECM

6 September, 2011 Leave a comment

Information Technology as we know it is changing fast and these changes will have a direct influence on the future of ECM. There is a number of factors that is working together to change the way that individuals and organisations will consume software and services. The rapid adoption of cloud solutions and cloud based services, new levels in mobility and a big move to social anything work together to change the way that content will be managed and accessed. In this article I’m not going to touch on mobility or social interaction with content, I’m going to purely focus on the cloud influence. The reason for this is that the cloud infrastructure and services is providing new ways for content creation and consumption for individuals and organisations alike. Read more…

Social Content Management

29 August, 2011 4 comments

These days it is easy to start a new trend in Information Technology, just add either “cloud” or “social” in front of any existing technology, and there you go. As I’ve already written a couple of articles on cloud computing of late, I decided to add the “social” keyword in front of ECM and came up with Social Content Management. What actually started this article is a twitter jam session I followed a while back on the topic of social content management. It was a more technical orientated discussion, and the view was that current content management systems are ready to handle social content management, as most systems can already handle email and collaboration needs. Social content is just a step further in this evolution. However, the sales people keep on telling us that we need to buy extra systems and functionality in order to manage social media. Read more…

The convergence of ECM, big data, social and the cloud

18 July, 2011 1 comment

Enterprise content management is probably one of the most needed technologies that never really took off. Even in large organisations with a definite and well-defined content management policy, there is still a lot of manual content managed by employees on their computers. Content is still send through email and stored in various repositories across the organisation. Read more…

Weather forecast

12 June, 2011 Leave a comment

So what will the weather be like going forward, cloudy with rain or cloudy with sunshine? The fact is that the cloud is going to change things, but to what extend and what will the results be? What is the world going to be like after the cloud, but more importantly, how are we going to get there? Today I was astounded to meet someone working in the IT industry, a decision maker that did not know what the cloud is. And this person is working at a big enterprise. That is leading me to this question, how are we going to get there, because I think that is going to determine what we are going to have after the storm.

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Neutral Content

7 June, 2011 1 comment

One thing that is still missing from content management systems is the content creation part. I’m not talking about web content management, but actually the whole enterprise experience. The problem is that most content is created with tools outside of the content management system and then imported into the system. This means that instead of it being a content management system, it is more a media management system, good management of media with excellent Meta information around the media files.

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An Unstructured Content Rise

23 May, 2011 Leave a comment

With the new breed of hardware mobility available the way and frequency with which we consume and interact with content has change dramatically. We now consume different types of content from different streams almost constantly from just about anywhere. A status update in Facebook or a tweet in Twitter must now be treated as content, especially when this is done through an official organisation channel. What differentiate this type of content from our traditional view on content is the interaction we receive from consumers. Read more…

Content management in the modern organisation

16 May, 2011 Leave a comment

Part 3 of 3

Keep going at it

So you now have implemented an awesome content management system. You did everything right, you had your employees involved with amazing and continuous training. You had vendors and partners and consultants that helped you implement one of if not the best technological solutions. All your business processes has been analyzed and optimized and your integration points are flawless. Your system is stable, fast and within budget, everyone is happy, in short, you have a kick-ass system. Now for the bad news, your implementation is not finished. In fact, your implementation will never be finished. We live in an ever changing world, and your organizational views, strategies and vision will change. Your content management implementation will have to evolve to keep up with these changes. Read more…