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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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Impact of Mobile Technologies on ECM

According to Pew Research Center over 58% of American adults have smartphones and over 42% own tablets. At the same time internet usage through PCs has been overtaken by mobile devices according to comScore. IDC, a global market intelligence firm, forecasts tablet shipments will surpass total PC shipments on an annual basis by the end of 2015. The facts and figures undeniably point towards an ever increasing adoption of mobile technologies in our daily lives.
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Document Management: Is Software as a Service or On Premise Right for Your Business?

Information management delivered via the Cloud, or Software as a Service is a great opportunity for many businesses, regardless of size, industry or location. There are scores of cloud solutions for document management, which have matured a great deal over the past several years; however there are still varying opinions whether public, or even private Cloud solutions will ever effectively replace on premise solutions. In many cases, hybrid file management solutions are the most viable option for medium to large enterprise companies.
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The Reasons Why Some ECM Deployments Are Successful and Others Fail

How can an organization ensure a successful ECM deployment? Earlier this month we discussed what organizations are getting wrong after the implementation occurs; now we thought it would be a good time to answer some common questions you might have about ECM deployments in general. We will talk about why they sometimes go wrong, the steps you can take to prepare for deployment before the project begins, and how to make a strong business case for ECM to senior management. We will also discuss some of the advantages organizations can experience when they choose General Networks for ECM deployment. Let’s get started…
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