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Microsoft ignite recap

Microsoft Ignite Recap

I recently attended the Microsoft Ignite conference in Orlando and as an Office 365 and SharePoint systems integrator, and there was an almost overwhelming amount of information to take in.  If you’re not familiar with Ignite, it’s a week-long conference focused on Microsoft’s enterprise products – Windows, Azure, Exchange, SQL, Office, SharePoint, Office 365, and the Microsoft cloud. The Microsoft product teams did a great job providing insight into current and future capabilities – here are the highlights I brought back to our sales and implementation teams: Continue reading…

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The Updated ISO 9001:2015 is Coming: Are You Ready for the Six New Requirements?

The Updated ISO 9001:2015

Introduced in September 2015, the updated ISO 9001:2015 represents a significant change to ISO 9001:2008 requirements. The new standard is scheduled to take effect on September 14, 2018. This gives organizations three years to prepare from the date of release, and more than half that time is now passed. Only 15 months remain for you to comply. If you aren’t already on the path to compliance, now is the time to begin.

The new updated ISO 9001:2015 standard includes fewer clauses (eight instead of ten), a revised high-level structure that forms a new common core for all quality standards (Annex SL), and several terminology differences. It also includes the following six new major requirements that you’ll need to incorporate into your quality management system (QMS). Continue reading…

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Rethinking Enterprise Content Management (ECM)

Over the past 20 years or so, the aspiration of many organizations looking for enterprise content management solutions (ECM) has been to standardize on one common platform where everyone in the organization can store and find content. Aspiration is the operative word here.

While many companies bought an ECM platform with the hopes that it would be the single source of truth for the enterprise, few have achieved enterprise-wide adoption.  In fact, many so-called enterprise content management systems engage only a small percentage of the organization’s workforce.

As many of us who have worked on big IT projects have discovered, IT plans do not always translate into user adoption and action. Regardless of IT directives to use the ECM for document storage, users have options. They can park a document in a file share, the email system, a Web drive (like Box or One Drive) or on their local hard drive. Continue reading…

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HotDocs and General Networks Corporation Launch Partnership

LOS ANGELES, May 30, 2017 – HotDocs, the global leader in document automation software, and General Networks Corporation, a national provider of technology consulting and enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, today announced a new partnership that focuses on combining their document automation and ECM expertise for the commercial and public sectors.

Seen as a natural fit, these companies each focus on organizational process improvements and document efficiencies. General Networks has deep expertise in content management solutions and process automation and is now able to offer a more comprehensive suite of services that includes technology for document generation.

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SharePoint Case Study | Replacing a Legacy Document Management System with a Customized SharePoint Solution

SharePoint Case Study


Background

General Networks was asked to replace a legacy document management system with a SharePoint-based solution for a public policy research organization. First, we conducted an environment assessment and user interviews and discovered the Project Management department had been using an old version of Oracle I/PM for document archiving and project proposal approval. The system, which had a high user approval rating, had not been updated in many years. IT felt the system was unsupportable and didn’t want to commit the financial and personnel resources to an Oracle upgrade.

The organization was already using SharePoint for team collaboration. As a result, General Networks had a better chance of obtaining the organization’s buy-in to move forward with implementing a SharePoint document management solution.

First, we identified the following implementation challenges, as the organization needed to: Continue reading…

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4.8.2017 – SharePoint Saturday in Los Angeles

Join General Networks’s SharePoint Practice Manager, Ingrid Camill, and SharePoint administrators, end users, architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft SharePoint Technologies for the SharePoint Saturday Los Angeles event on April 8th, 2017. The event is taking place at Westside Conference Center Pepperdine University located at 6100 Center Drive , Los Angeles CA from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.


SharePoint Saturday is a community-focused event dedicated to educate and engage members of the local technical community. SharePoint Saturday draws upon the expertise of local SharePoint IT professionals, developers and solution architects who come together to share their real world experiences, lessons learned, best practices, and general knowledge with other like-minded individuals.

Breakfast & Lunch will be provided. Raffle items from sponsors will be drawn at the end of the day by the vendors.

Learn more at www.spsevents.org/city/losangeles/losangeles2017 

We hope to see you there!

 

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Streamline and Accelerate Your ServiceNow Workflows with DocuSign Electronic Signatures

General Networks created eSignifi for ServiceNow customers who want to leverage the power of DocuSign’s electronic signature solution within their existing ServiceNow workflows. Explore how this integration can enhance the value of your ServiceNow platform investment.

eSignifi Puts DocuSign into Your ServiceNow Workflows

eSignifi allows you to enable DocuSign within your ServiceNow workflow. With DocuSign, electronic signatures may be obtained from anyone, anywhere, and on any device. Without eSignifi or a custom developed integration, Continue reading…

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Joe Woes | Why You Should Save Your Files to SharePoint!

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SharePoint Administer, Joe Woes, is about to lose his mind!

The sales guy’s hard drive just crashed, and he lost all of his sales proposals and many of his other important business documents. If only he had followed corporate policy and saved everything to the company’s SharePoint drive.  Sound familiar?

Are you like Joe…frustrated because your employees don’t utilize SharePoint to its fullest capabilities?

General Networks can help! Though our SharePoint Consulting Services, our team will show you how to maximize your SharePoint platform to increase collaboration and employee engagement, so documents never get lost again.

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9 Reasons You Should Use SharePoint as a Content Management System

SharePoint is an effective and flexible content management system that can take your organization beyond basic file storage. Here’s 9 reasons to consider using a SharePoint content management system for your organization.

1) Eliminate Collaborating on Documents Through Email

At its core, SharePoint is a document collaboration tool. SharePoint eliminates the messiness of the back-and-forth emailing of documents and other files. Store and share the file from a SharePoint document library and all stakeholders can add their content and provide feedback on the draft simultaneously. Continue reading…

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