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Search makes Records Managers Obsolete

It’s been said that IT Doesn’t Matter. The same has been said about Records Managers and the systems that Records Managers maintain. Some of the thinking thrown around is that people can store whatever they want and they can find it whenever they need to with search. This has...

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The Aggregation of Commodity Storage is Good Business

The implications of commodity storage are not hard to determine. The prices are going down. The game is afoot. The vendors want your data. They want your money. They want to hook you now to “serve” you for the long haul. Box, Dropbox, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Apple are all in...

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The cloud sync tower of Babel

Cloud document syncing services are all the rage nowadays, but for a regular user, their usage might quickly become the equivalent of a document syncing tower of Babel . Like in the old mythology’s story, where humans that used to speak only one language were divided by the...

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Why I don't need SharePoint

Let’s get this out of the way right from the start: I don’t use Microsoft SharePoint . I’m not saying that it’s a bad product or that it doesn’t satisfy anyone, quite the opposite in fact. SharePoint is a good product, serving millions of customers and at the...

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Did you get a 'C' in collaboration as a student? Learn how to do it before you earn a 'F' at work

(Not a student? Share this on Facebook with your kids) It’s no secret that employers are looking for people who know how to work on a team and collaborate effectively. Unfortunately, these skills are rarely taught formally: Instead, most of us learn them through things like group...

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Wappwolf Automation Will Make You Howl with Delight

I’m always on the lookout for cool integrations that help users get the most of out their content in the cloud. One of the most interesting tools I’ve come across is Wappwolf, which allows you to connect services like Flickr, Twitter, Evernote, and Slideshare to Box, Dropbox, and...

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AIIM 2012: Social, Local, and Mobile is Already Here

What a difference a year makes! Having just come from the AIIM 2012 conference, I realize how things have changed. A year ago, the iPad was a fad, social meant Facebook, and the cloud was a place on the internet that people were scared of, most of all your Director of IT. In speaking with...

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Industry Predictions for 2012

Each year I have done industry projections either by myself or with AIIM’s former Emerging Technologies (EmTAG) group. For the most part the projections involve looking at trends and trying to figure out evolution. But this year, the dynamics are more volatile than ever before when it...

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Are Cloud Applications The New Information Silos?

For the greater part of the last decade there has been consolidation among ECM vendors and this has been championed by the business community for the most part because prior to this consolidation we had information separated throughout our organizations. Application X doesn’t talk to...

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How ECM Clouds Are Different from Generic Clouds

In my last blog I talked about some of the recent problems with the big, generic cloud companies and how they may provide some capabilities that can’t be matched in-house, but they also have some limitations to the specific ECM market. In some cases, the very flexibility and safety built...

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