Published April 19, 2007
@Events , AIIM , ECM , Security
I gave the following presentation yesterday at AIIMexpo 2007 in Boston: Keeping Your Content Secure Everywhere: Even Outside The ECM Repository.
There were some great questions and I enjoyed the discussion we had during the session. One question came up that was telling for the ECM and content management industry. One of the audience asked if there were any industry standards around rights management or enterprise digital rights management. Unfortunately, I had to answer that there were not. I think everyone in the room concluded that this is an area that of interoperability standards that needs to be addressed.
Note: For RSS only readers, click through to the post and you can view the slides within the BetterECM post using the SlideShare viewer that WordPress now supports. Really cool
Thanks to everyone who attended.
Oh yeah, now you can download the slides from SlideShare.net. Very cool.
Published April 17, 2007
AIIM , BetterECM , Blogs
Well, BetterECM is one year old today. I almost forgot but was reminded when meeting with some of my readers at the Annual AIIM Awards Dinner. Wow, one year old, time flies.
It is fitting that on the one year anniversary of BetterECM, that I be attending AIIM in Boston. Because of AIIM 2006, one of my former colleagues and good friends, Trudy McCrea, shamed me into starting BetterECM. There is not a day that I do not thank here for her persistent prodding and encouragement to start this Blog. She thought that some of our clients would find my posts and observations about the AIIMexpo conference last year useful and enlightening.
Well, I have to tell ya…I think I have gotten more out of writing BetterECM then my readers have. I have really received some fantastic comments and suggestions. The process of observing the market, reading some really great ECM blogs and thinking about what all this means when it come to making ECM better has really helped me learn so much more about this market and the challenges everyone face.
Well, here are the statistics as of today, one year later:
Total Views: 44,675
Best Day Ever: 459
Akismet has protected your BetterECM site from 10,636 spam comments.
I have 258 regular Feedburner subscribers now.
Finally, I want to thank all of you for being my sounding board, my confidants (not really…there is no privacy here), and my teachers. This has been a most amazing learning experience. I just wish I had started writing my Blog a few years earlier.
Technorati tags: BetterECM
I sat in on the keynote by Jeff Teper, Corporate Vice President, Office Business Platform Microsoft (which means SharePoint and all the SharePoint servers like Forms Server, Excel Server, etc.) this morning.
The session was entitled: From Business Intelligence to Blogs and Workflow to Wikis: Accelerating Both Empowerment and Governance in a Rapidly Expanding World of Information.
I did not find the session very enlightening. First, it seemed like I was attending a Microsoft session at a Microsoft hosted conference rather than an AIIM keynote. Second, the last 15 minutes were a demonstration of SharePoint no less. Hey, I might be harsh here but what I attended the session for was to hear the following:
- Microsoft’s vision of the ECM market going forward and where they intended to take the SharePoint platform for managing information. Yeah, I know, no forward looking statements, blah, blah, blah, blah. But still, there could have been a picture of what the long term vision was.
- How Microsoft intends to participate in the ECM standards activities and the ECM market to help drive interoperability because those of us who have to make this stuff work know that large heterogeneous organizations will never standardize on a single platform.
- How Microsoft intends to truly deliver Web 2.0 user experiences using the SharePoint platform. Arpan Shah did the demonstration, hinted at how SharePoint 2007 starts to provide some of these Web 2.0 capabilities, but the current version only went 30% of the way toward really embracing the true spirit of the Web 2.0 experience.
Overall, I was disappointed and wanting for more. Maybe next year there will be a hint about where Microsoft is headed for the future. Oh, if you want to se my presentation I gave last week at Gilbane San Francisco on Web 2.0 and ECM you can view it here.
Published April 17, 2007
@Events , AIIM , ECM
I attended the first keynote, “The State of The ECM Industry” presented by John Mancini. John presented some of the results from the recent, March 2007, industry survey conducted by AIIM. The study is located here.
John presented the notion of an “ECM Multiplier” which indicates how much more effective an organization is if ECM is treated as a strategic initiative.
I was a bit disappointed because John normally provides more insight and his opinions into the trends and what he and the AIIM team are seeing as they interact with ECM users and vendors at this annual conference kickoff keynote.
I did not think we got those insights and conclusions or opinions that John normally provides.
Technorati tags: AIIM, ECM
Published April 16, 2007
@Events , AIIM , BetterECM , ECM , Microsoft
Well I made it to Boston, even with the bad weather.
I will be speaking on Wednesday morning at 11:10 AM, in room 153A. My topic is: Keeping Your Content Secure Everywhere: Even Outside The ECM Repository.
I hope some of you can make it to my session. I will also be in the Microsoft booth Partner Pavilion at the Applied Information Sciences (AIS) stand. Stop by and say hello.
I will be posting my slides Wednesday after the session for everyone on SlideShare.net.
Finally, I am planning a BetterECM meet-up in the Westin hotel Lobby Lounge adjacent to the convention center at 5:45 PM, Wednesday evening, April 18th. Stop by and say hello and let’s meet in person. I am really looking forward to meeting some of the BetterECM readers in person. See you then.
Technorati tags: ECM, AIIM, Boston, BetterECM, Microsoft, AIS