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Mia Winn 270001U2F7 email@example.com 1,622 Visits
We hope that you had as good of a time at IOD as our team did. There was so much to get excited about, including the winners of our Innovation Awards!
Congratulations to all of our winners, we THANK YOU for partnering with IBM to create smarter solutions that work for your customers.
Himangshu Baruah 2700042VN3 firstname.lastname@example.org 2,137 Visits
Are you the LOB Manager or LOB Director, the CTO or the IT Director in your organization? Then the ACM tracks in the ECM Forum are for you. You will learn how to combine information, process and people to provide a complete view of case information and achieve optimized outcomes.
We will be showcasing some of the exciting stuff throughout the course of the event and I am sure you will have your brain stretched with the amount of takeaways we have in store for you! You will learn about the latest solutions and best practices for quickly using content and process management with advanced analytics, business rules, collaboration and social software to help drive better decisions.
Listen to these customer speakers:
Do plan to attend these top sessions:
Please visit the EXPO to learn more about IBM Case Manager and Case Management Solutions:
§ Stop by the Case Management pedestals to learn more about IBM Case Manager 5.2 and how it enables mobile solutions
§ See 15+ Business Partners at the EXPO with case management solutions
§ Visit the Smarter Process pedestal
§ Come see the Case Manager and Content Navigator demo at the Demo Gallery
Do not miss our exciting Business Partner solutions:
I would really encourage all of you reading this to view the entire IBM ECM ACM Agenda and use the session builder tool to build your personal agenda. So go ahead and put the exciting ACM sessions on your calendar as must do activities. Hope to meet with you at a bigger, better and exciting Information OnDemand Conference 2013
Mia Winn 270001U2F7 email@example.com Tags:  capture governance ibm social ecm content management events ilg aiim 3,334 Visits
Visit IBM during the AIIM Conference 2013! At the IBM booth you can visit our subject matter experts on Capture, Social Content Management, and Information Lifecycle Governance. Our experts are on-hand for the entire event and available to demonstrate the latest and greatest products that IBM ECM has to offer.
Want a little more? Join us during the "speed dating" meetings taking place at the break times to discuss your organization's pain points or set a meeting with our experts at your convenience. To schedule a meeting in advance of the conference, please email Mia Winn (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your request and availability.
You also won't want to miss our "Group Therapy" roundtable sessions in the Solution Lounge:
Wednesday, March 20 – 4:30pm: How social lifestyles are changing the way we do business with Steve Studer. Today, a great deal of content is presented in a variety of social forums on mobile devices, the desktop and the web, and businesses need to exploit that content while ensuring proper governance. Context is the key to bringing relevance, intelligence and insight to content. Teams and communities and social elements woven into analytics, governance, imaging and content and case management are what social content management is all about. Join this session for a compelling conversation about how you can take your business to a whole new level: a social business level.
Thursday, March 21 – 3:30pm: Document Capture in a Multichannel World with Steve Kaye. Explore the new requirements of Capture and learn new strategies for delighting your customers.
Mia Winn 270001U2F7 email@example.com 1,659 Visits
Today's guest post is courtesy of Campbell Roberts, World Wide Industry Director - Public Sector, Enterprise Content Management, IBM
Budgets are shrinking, and workloads are increasing. For government agencies, the pressure is on to do more work with fewer resources—and to do it faster than ever before. And yet, these agencies face a variety of challenges that keep them from improving efficiency and reducing costs. Many departments are in silos, and cross-communication is limited. Business processes are redundant and inefficient, and compliance with regulations sometimes slows things down even more.
Plus, one of the many challenges for governments is the fact that in-person collaboration—a valuable part of everyday workplace—is causing problems too. With employees making critical business decisions around the proverbial “water cooler,” valuable knowledge can get lost, and efficiency is reduced dramatically.
It’s no wonder government workers and leaders often find it a challenge to improve the efficacy of their processes. Just think about the staggering complexity of managing content across the enterprise:
Most public sector agencies have similar goals, but there are many different ways to achieve them. But regardless of the form, management is key—you need to align the right people, processes and policies in order to make every business procedure works together seamlessly.
Join IBM Content 2014 to discover how enterprise content management ECM solutions can improve efficiency and effectiveness of public sector organizations when it comes to managing content, case files and tasks. Find out how to empower government workers to do more work in a shorter period of time in order to reduce costs, regain revenue, and improve citizen satisfaction.
Ranjun Chauhan 2700019ACD firstname.lastname@example.org Tags:  email infosphere ecm ediscovery content 1,755 Visits
I wanted to share some resources available to you. At The Archive and eDiscovery Solution Information Center (http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/email/v2r1m1/index.jsp) you can find product information for IBM Content Collector, IBM InfoSphere eDiscovery Manager, and IBM InfoSphere eDiscovery Analyzer. In this version of the information center, you can filter information by product, version, and repository type. In addition, there are four multimedia viewlets for conceptual introduction, including cross-product (showing how eDiscovery Manager and eDiscovery Analyzer work together):
The IBM Content Collector product has a local, installable information center where you can add eDiscovery Manager and eDiscovery Analyzer information via an updater tool.
Dave Hansen 060001WVSU email@example.com 2,443 Visits
Scott Blau 270004N498 firstname.lastname@example.org Tags:  banking blau ibmecm vendor datacap scott capture consolidation document 3,450 Visits
When I was the CEO of an independent document capture company (Datacap), I found it painful to listen to customers articulate why they were reluctant to bring in a specialty vendor for technology like document capture. "There is a lot of overhead in managing vendor relationships," is the way the discussion would often start. Datacap, being itself a relatively small company working with only a modest number of vendors, did not prepare me to be sympathetic to these concerns.
Follow me @CaptureGuru
Himangshu Baruah 2700042VN3 email@example.com 3,368 Visits
A question and answer blog with Cengiz Satir, Program Director, IBM ECM, and Michael Green, Senior Offering Manager, IBM Case Manager as they talk about the importance of businesses having a strategy that delivers a content and case experience independent of device or platform.
The Game Changing Experience Platform for Content and Case…from IBM
Every organization today is looking for ways to improve the overall efficiency at which they operate. In the “always on” world that we live in, it should be no surprise that businesses are looking for more than just a content user interface. They are looking for a consistent content experience that enables their entire business to interact with and manage content regardless of the browser, device, or platform . Equally important is the ability for a business to seamlessly access and manage content coming from different content sources, providing them with the ability to leverage content more broadly in solutions like case management.
Michael to Cengiz:
Q. I keep hearing this term “experience platform”, can you elaborate on what the IBM ECM team is doing in and around this strategy that is being characterized as “game changing”?
A. IBM Content Navigator is both a HTML 5 content experience and a development platform that offers organizations the flexibility to use a single out-of-the box user experience to address advanced document and content operations across desktop applications such as Microsoft Office, mobile devices including phones and tablets, and of course their web browser(s) of choice. This consistent content experience is also the vehicle that delivers a platform for developing custom applications and integrating with IBM and/or third-party solutions, hence the term “experience platform ”.
Michael to Cengiz:
Q. So Cengiz, would you say that this Content Navigator experience platform is a strategy that will help businesses realize rapid adoption for both content and business specific applications like Case?
A. Again, the key here is that IBM Content Navigator is an HTML5 content experience that also includes a set of reusable components along with a consistent modeling layer. This enables the entire ECM portfolio of products and solutions, our customers, and our partners to leverage out of the box functionality, as well as to quickly build apps that service a variety of business needs. In fact, some of the new capabilities now available as part of the latest Navigator release showcase integration points around mobile with IBM Worklight, secure file transfer with IBM QuickFile and of course case management with IBM Case Manager.
Michael to Cengiz:
Q. Before you start asking me questions about the exciting Case Manager release built on top of Content Navigator, can you elaborate further on the new mobile and secure file transfer capabilities?
A. With the latest release of Content Navigator we have updated our native iOS application for iPhone and iPad. The new app will be available shortly for download from the App Store and includes some great features, like the ability to add new documents from the camera or external apps, capture documents for batch processing via IBM Datacap, create searches for content, and now enables IBM Case Manager on your mobile device. New in this release, IBM Worklight is included with Content Navigator. Worklight provides organizations with an advanced mobile application development toolkit for creating native, HTML 5, and hybrid applications for iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone. Also shipping with Content Navigator is IBM QuickFile. This integrated secure transfer and sharing experience enables files from IBM ECM to be securely shared both inside and outside the organization by any IBM ECM user.
Cengiz to Michael.
Q. Let me turn the tables on you Michael. Can you tell me how the Content Navigator experience platform will positively impact knowledge workers using IBM Case Manager?
A. IBM Case Manager 5.2 is a mature release with a lot of new features –some of which are because it has incorporated Content Navigator as its UI framework. One of the key benefits knowledge workers will see in 5.2 is the ability to initiate real ad hoc processes using a built in tool. This will finally put the power of decision making into the hands of the decision makers, so that is a big win for knowledge workers –though not necessarily because of the incorporation of Navigator.
Mia Winn 270001U2F7 firstname.lastname@example.org 1,018 Visits
Guest post by David G. Caldeira, IBM Director of ECM Products and Strategy
The shift from traditional software delivery models to cloud or SaaS for some use cases has gained quite a bit of momentum over the last five years. In fact, IBM expects cloud computing to deliver $7 billion in revenue by 2015.
Traditional business applications can be complicated and expensive. Some require a team of experts to install, configure, test, run, secure, and update them. When you multiply this across dozens or hundreds of applications, it’s easy to see why even companies with the best IT departments don’t get all the applications they need.
With cloud computing, costs can be reduced pretty dramatically because you’re not managing hardware and software – the vendor does it for you. The shared infrastructure means it works like a utility: you only pay for what you need, upgrades are automatic, and scaling up or down is easy.
This week at IMPACT 2013, we’ll be demonstrating a case manager solution for SmartCloud, IBM’s enterprise-class, secure cloud technology. It’s a hosted environment for demonstration, evaluation, education, development and testing of case management solutions.
Organizations today face case management challenges that require more insight, responsiveness and collaboration. IBM Case Manager extends case management by integrating capabilities designed to help close cases efficiently with better results – in essence, to work smarter. Using enhanced and proven capabilities, advanced case management helps companies deliver better business outcomes by extracting more value out of their information -- whether that’s in a customer request, loan application, complex industry or regulatory procedure or other complex, knowledge worker-driven activities.
By automating the right processes, applying the right analysis and involving the right people, management can optimize case outcomes.
For example, UniCredit, a global banking and financial services company, wanted to take a proactive approach to crisis management and establish world-class capabilities via faster response times, a shorter decision chain, and the ability to share information with authorities and other banks. With Case Manager, UniCredit is now able to quickly simulate different scenarios of an event or combine different events in a single case from internal and external data sources. This information can be securely shared across the organization or with external parties via PC, tablet or Blackberry. As a result, the bank has been able to reduce risk, minimize liability, secure information, and capture the experience to learn and prepare for future crisis.
Tejon Ranch, the largest private landholding in California, is using Case Manager to maneuver contracts through the office more easily and ensure that insurance certificates are updated from more than 5,000 consultants. The company can also quickly react to access bonds for general use improvements and additional building projects. Management can easily track what’s been spent, maintain all supporting documents for those activities, and be ready to take advantage of the best opportunity to exercise future bonds
This latest release of Case Manager is part of IBM's overall strategy to deliver advanced case management solutions that unify information, processes and people within many industries to handle their critical business caseloads more effectively. You can see a preview of Case Manager on SmartCloud and other Smarter Content solutions in action at Booth SP-6 in the Smarter Process zone.
Mia Winn 270001U2F7 email@example.com Tags:  group iod manager cm8 content iod2013 user 3,589 Visits
The CM8 User Group is pleased to invite you to a meeting for CM8 users on November 5 during the IOD conference. Meet us in Tropics B to hear from CM8 users and share your own experiences. For the first time ever, this session will be simultaneously broadcast online! Even if you can't join us in person, we'd love to have you attend our web session!
The goals of the CM8 User Group are: To allow CM8 customers to "share & network" their install/success stories and to learn how to "achieve greater business value" from their CM8 investments.
Hosted by Bridget Klare - Kroger Company, we'll cover a comprehensive agenda, including:
Whether in person at IOD or via the webcast, you won't want to miss this event! If you're attending IOD, there's no need to RSVP – join us in conference room Tropics B at 10am.
When: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 10:00am – 12:15pm PT
Where: Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Tropics B
Alternate Location: online: https://ecmibm.webex.com/ecmibm/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=590784326
Albert Brown 27000109CH firstname.lastname@example.org Tags:  interoperability standards web rest cmis services 1,952 Visits
This has been a very good three weeks for Content Management Interoperability Services specification. During this time, IBM has released a tech preview supporting the Public Review draft version (.7), OASIS has announced the Public Review for CMIS, and Oracle and SharePoint both discussed and announced support for CMIS at their annual conferences.
We are looking forward to CMIS 1.0 being complete and the interoperability it will bring across the vendors such as SharePoint on top of IBM ECM repositories as well as better connectivity with SAP Business Applications that want to leverage content.
We will keep you posted on how this effort progresses as well as the new opportunities it opens up. In the interim, please check out the specification and think about how this can help you in managing your information needs across your organization.
Mia Winn 270001U2F7 email@example.com Tags:  cmis social content enterprise ecm business management 3,269 Visits
As your organization creates more social, mobile, and content-centric applications the amount of content to be shared and managed can be a little scary. Not only do you need to ensure that the data is available and usable, but you'll need a solid governance plan and security protocol. But where do you begin?
Cengiz Satir, program director for IBM Enterprise Content Management believes that Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) is the answer. CMIS addresses the challenges of content that needs to be shared across repositories and systems while improving operational efficiencies. He agrees with AIIM president John Mancini who says "CMIS is a standard whose time has come."
Mr. Satir has written a white paper covering CMIS "Content Management Interoperability Services, A Social and Content-Centric Wave" that is available by clicking this link. In it, you will find information about how to cut costs and enhance productivity through the use of metadata taken directly from social and mobile applications. Learn how to avoid reliance on inflexible, proprietary ECM solutions, as well as using web 2.0 technologies to drive more informed decision making.
If you will be attending the AIIM Conference in
Good attendance at the CMOD related sessions this year. Here is a quick review of the topics covered:
Customer led sessions
IBM led sessions
What topics would you like to see covered at future events?
Mia Winn 270001U2F7 firstname.lastname@example.org Tags:  ecm event management content connect social 1 Comment 5,508 Visits
Still finalizing your plans for Connect 2013? We've got a few sessions that I think will interest you – be sure to add these to your calendar! These are excellent opportunities for you to pose your questions to our subject matter and industry experts, along with some IBM ECM customers.
Interested in meeting with ECM executives? We've got you covered! Click here to request a meeting with either Doug Hunt, ECM Business Leader, Ken Bisconti, Vice President ECM Products and Strategy, or Carol Taylor, WW Sales Leader for Social Content Management.
We also invite you to find us in the exhibit hall at IBM booth 23 – stop by for a demo of what Social Content Management can do for your organization!
Monday, January 28
11am (Swan Hotel, room 1,2): Genworth Financial, Work Smarter, Not Harder, presented by Tim Perry, CTO of Genworth Financial
Tuesday, January 29
10am (Swan Hotel, room 9,10): Slumberland Furniture: Using IBM Software to Deliver Consistently Superior Customer Experiences, presented by Jamie Page, Director, Slumberland Furniture
11:15am (Swan Hotel, Pelican 1,2): Living Social, Its Not Just About the Conversations and Topics, a panel discussion of experts, including Joe Shepley, Doculabs, Larry Hawes, Dow Brook Advisory Services, Cengiz Satir, IBM, and Steve Studer, IBM
1:30pm (Dolphin Hotel, S. Hemisphere IV, V): Content & Social Ignites Context: IBM’s Content Platform of Engagement, presented by Tim Perry, CTO of Genworth Financial, Doug Hunt, IBM ECM Business Leader, and Ken Bisconti, Vice President of IBM ECM Products and Strategy
5:30pm (Dolphin Hotel, S. Hemisphere I): Ignite business performance in real-time with social collaboration, mobile and content, presented by Ian Story, IBM and Steve Studer, IBM
Wednesday, January 30
10am (Swan Hotel, room 4): Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Corporate Content, presented by Maig Worel, IBM
1:30pm (Swan Hotel, Mockingbird 1,2): Improving your Information Economics with Complete Lifecycle Governance, presented by Mark Martin, IBM
Thursday, January 31
7am (Swan Hotel, Toucan 1): Archiving and de-duplicating Email, Files, and Social Content, presented by Cengiz Satir, IBM
Stay Social with us during the show #IBMConnect – @IBM_ECM @csatir @kbisconti @SteveStuder
Hello, my name is Juliette Paquin – Julie for short. I will be taking over for my colleague, Randy Wilcox in contributing to this blog from the ECM Lab Services point of view. Lucky for us, Randy will continue to share his expertise within the community, but will be changing the focus of his blog to cover Text Analytics and ECM.
A little bit about myself, I have over 24 years of experience in IT application development and consulting, with more than half of my career spent working within ECM. Since joining IBM in 1997, I’ve held a number of roles across 2 divisions, working first in Global Business Services and now in Software Group Lab Services. I’ve helped customers across many industries to define ECM solutions to fit their needs, and I’ve helped IBMers define repeatable offerings to assist customers in implementing ECM software.
Content management solutions are so much more than just the technology. Don’t get me wrong, we could do nothing without the underlying ECM platform. I know from many years of experience, however, that it takes so much more to be successful. I intend to discuss some of the supporting activities for ECM deployment and some of the considerations for how to complete the implementation.
In chatting with Randy, I know that he did not get a chance to complete his multi-part series on ECM Shared Services. I intend to work with Randy to get that series completed so that none of you are left hanging (I know you’ve been on the edge of your seats!). Look for Part 3 to be available shortly.
If you're attending IOD 2013, you won't want to miss the Content Analytics track. Julie Vaccaro, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, has highlighted some of the can't-miss sessions during the conference, including:
Don't forget to mark your Conference Planner with these great sessions.
Himangshu Baruah 2700042VN3 email@example.com Tags:  bpm ibm_case_manager smarter_process acm ibm_bpm 2,018 Visits
Guest blog by Michael Green, Offering lead - IBM Case Manager
How much easier it all would be if all software products fit into nicely differentiated boxes. Software, however, is infinitely flexible and resists being tightly categorized. Certainly that is the case when you try to differentiate IBM BPM from Case Manager. Both deal with aspects of process management; both can move information in a choreographed way around an organization; both include people and processes in their process flows and have ways do deal with exceptions processing. Is there anyway to clearly differentiate the two?
Speaking in Japan this week, Allan Takatsuka, the ICM World Wide Technical Lead, tried to articulate such a differentiator. He noted that when processes included a significant amount of content - specifically unstructured or document based content - and needed people to act on that content - then the content oriented process controls and tools in IBM Case Manager clearly differentiated that offering from IBM BPM. Allan noted that while there were other aspects of case management that one or the other product could demonstrate rival capability - software being what it is - in the area of content it was clear that IBM Case Manager was the better option.
From the point of view of IBM Case Manager I can certainly argue that there are other areas of differentiation, but Allen’s point is well taken. The ability to deal with multiple document types, to allow editing and audit control of all documents actions – who read, edited, signed – and when they did so – certainly differentiate IBM ECM products from all other offerings. The ability for documents to be understood, initiate discrete process tasks, and automatically create contextual audit trails that include the case documents with all the process steps, is a unique feature in IBM Case Manager. So while perfect worlds do not exist, focusing on content based process flows as a way to differentiate Case Manager from IBM BPM is at a minimum a good – clear – place to start.
Join us for Content in Motion: ECM UserNet 2012! You can join a broad spectrum of business, legal and IT professionals focused on maximizing their content to drive business results. In addition, industry experts from IBM, its clients and its important solution provider community will share the latest enterprise content management (ECM) tools, strategies, methods and success stories.
Content in Motion includes three tracks designed to meet the needs of seasoned ECM veterans and new recruits alike:
Sign up for these local events at no cost. We will be in a city near you soon!
More cities coming soon:
Invite your colleagues and join us! With more than 25 years of history, this event excels in helping you understand how you can use ECM to extract and preserve the value of your content.
Mia Winn 270001U2F7 firstname.lastname@example.org 1,271 Visits
After last week's successful event in Atlanta, we are tightening our laces and marching on to the next stop in the AIIM Content Management Boot Camp series! We'll be in Toronto, ON on October 18th. Have you enrolled yet? If not, then hup to!
The boot camp events are a fast and efficient way to get your team up-to-speed on why having an information strategy is so important and the challenges that every new recruit faces in the process. Network with your peers to learn effective solutions and real-world experience. Bring your team and strategize together to develop a plan customized to your unique business needs.
This seminar is FREE and association membership is not required to attend. So what are you waiting for? Grab your new recruits and report for duty! http://www.aiim.org/Events/Seminars/Schedule/Toronto-ON-2011
IBM will have a table in the exhibitor's area, where you can find out more about our Advanced Case Management and Document Imaging & Capture solutions. Michael Green will also be speaking at 11:30am about using Case Manager to drive better outcomes.
See you in the mess hall!
Neil Parrott 270000X1HX email@example.com Tags:  cold report_manager cmod ondemand 1,714 Visits
Content Manager OnDemand will be broadly represented at IOD this year. The team and I look forward to seeing you there.
The Expo opens 6pm Sunday Oct 25th and will remain open throughout the event. IBM Content Manager OnDemand will be featured at Booth 806 - in the mini theater, and at a demo pedestal with IBM Content Manager.
IBM Content Manager OnDemand Update
Time: Mon, 26/Oct, 02:45 PM - 03:45 PM
Information about this and other CMOD sessions is available at the IBM Information On Demand 2009 conference website
ODUG (OnDemand Users Group)
The OnDemand User Group is sponsoring an event just for OnDemand users on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm. Greg Felderman will be presenting the OnDemand roadmap and will moderate a Q&A session. The session number is UGM-3882. It will be located in the Jasmine F conference room.
See the ODUG website for more information - http://odusergroup.org/