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General Networks Sponsors SharePoint Saturday Los Angeles on 8.11.18

General Networks is sponsoring the upcoming SharePoint Saturday Los Angeles event on August 11th in Playa Vista. Held at the Microsoft Playa Vista Office, you’ll have a fun filled day with excellent speakers and opportunities to meet peers and experts in the SharePoint space. General Networks will have a booth with consultants on hand, including our very own SharePoint Practice Manager Ingrid Camill, to discuss your latest ventures in SharePoint.

About SharePoint Saturdays

SharePoint Saturdays are run by SPS Events, an all-volunteer organization that focuses on providing tools and information around SharePoint for the community. For over eight years, SharePoint Saturday’s have been held around the world. General Networks sponsored last year’s SharePoint Saturday in Los Angeles and was a Gold Sponsor for the SharePoint Saturday in San Diego earlier this year. We’re excited to be back at SPSLA this year and we look forward to meeting you all there!

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General Networks Named Among Leading Los Angeles IT Services Firms

General Networks is proud to announce that we were recently named among the top 5 IT consulting companies in the Los Angeles metro area by Clutch, a technology research firm. It was an especially competitive category with over 100 companies being considered.  The rankings were determined by analyzing our past work, market presence, and client feedback.

Leading LA IT Firms

Leaders Matrix for Top LA IT Services

 

One client, an agency from the California State Government,  gave us a standout evaluation regarding a documentation management migration project. For this client, General Networks helped them migrate million of documents from eDocs to Content Server.

“General Networks does what they say they’re going to do for the amount that they’ve quoted, and their work product is very good….their team is just very friendly. They rarely, if ever, make mistakes.”

The General Networks team is dedicated to providing the highest quality work, and it is great to hear our clients validate our claims.

If you are interested in learning more about our award winning work, you can check out our case studies or our Clutch profile to read full reviews.

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General Networks is Speaking at the Nintex xChange Customer & Partner Conference

The Nintex xChange Customer & Partner Conference is around the corner and our own Director of Professional Services, Owen Runnals (@orunnals), will be speaking with our client – Hines – on actionable steps you can take to migrate your forms and workflows to Nintex and SharePoint Online.

xChange is Nintex’s yearly conference where they discuss new advances in their platform, customer use cases and provide lots of opportunities to meet other Nintex users to learn about how you can better automate your business. If you have Nintex already, it’s a great conference to help you find more ways to get a return on your investment. If you’re considering Nintex as your workflow or forms platform of choice, this conference can help you get a better sense of how the platform could be a great fit for you and your business.

You can find more information on the Nintex conference, including sessions, speakers and registration information on the Nintex website.

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General Networks Sponsors SharePoint Saturday San Diego on 01.13.18

General Networks is sponsoring the upcoming SharePoint Saturday San Diego event on January 13th in San Marcos. Held at the California State University San Marcos campus, the day will be filled with great speakers and networking opportunities to meet and greet your peers in the SharePoint space. General Networks will have a booth with consultants on hand to discuss your latest ventures in SharePoint. Additionally, General Networks Director of Professional Services, Owen Runnals, will be speaking on Forms in SharePoint and reviewing the current options and best practices for forms features and selection.

About SharePoint Saturdays

SharePoint Saturdays are run by SPS Events, an all-volunteer organization that focuses on providing tools and information around SharePoint for the community. For over eight years, SharePoint Saturday’s have been held around the world. General Networks sponsored last year’s SharePoint Saturday in Los Angeles and is excited to be a Gold Sponsor for the SharePoint Saturday in San Diego. We look forward to meeting you all there!

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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 ECM

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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