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UnFUDding Cloud Content Management (a rant)

Yesterday (May 30, 2016) I read this article which contends that Box, Dropbox, and others are not content management platforms. I was considering not linking to the article and just putting up screen shots of the main points, but I decided on the link instead. The article is nothing but FUD ...


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The BA and the Shiny Objects

A few weeks ago I was approached about working with an organization to help them put together a new SharePoint 2013 site to replace the one they currently have (SP2010). The business unit that approached me is responsible for engaging with stakeholders when the company wants to build...


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Technology Doesn't Guarantee Success

There’s an old saying in car racing that goes something like “you can’t win the race in the first corner, but you can lose it.” There is a similar truth when talking about software. The right software will not fix your problems, but the wrong software will surely exacerbate them. This, then, is...


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YOU are the problem

I wanted to try something a little different for this post. I'm doing an assessment of what went wrong with Alfresco for a Canadian university. They purchased Alfresco back in 2008/09, initially to handle some of their web content needs. Things haven't gone so well. Below is a quick...

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Don't Blame SharePoint

By accident or by design, I’ve managed to steer clear of MS SharePoint (SP) centric Enterprise Content Management (ECM) deployments until a few weeks ago. However, even though I’ve only been on the periphery of SP, I’ve never been of the opinion that all the SP implementations...

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Caveat Vendor: Buyers, Take Back the Sale!

Have you ever spent time with a vendor sales rep to explain your needs and your situation, only to figure out that he or she thinks you’re either a buffoon or a necessary evil? If you are one of the lucky ones, you figure this out before you end up buying that particular solution and...

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How to Select an ECM Vendor in 9 Steps

This post provides a proven 9-step process for selecting ECM software and implementers . Once you’ve clarified your Current State, defined your Future State, and planned your Roadmap, it’s time to select a solution and vendor. It seems like I’ve done this several hundred times...

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When to declare your vendor independence

Tomorrow being the Fourth of July, I thought it would be worth taking a moment to remind managers and customer organizations everywhere that it is OK to change your technology providers when your current ones seem no longer able to meet your needs. Though this may sound obvious, it is a question...

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