ECM In Motion
Mia Winn 270001U2F7 email@example.com Tags:  tradeshow event ecm conference lotusphere 1,132 Visits
We're really excited to be returning to Lotusphere in 2011! The ECM team will be leading four sessions (listed below) that focus on what ECM can do for you and how to leverage your Lotus investment to get the most out of ECM.
Additionally, you can meet our team and get personalized demonstrations in our pedestals on the expo floor. Find us in the IBM section of the expo hall. If you'd like to schedule a 1:1 meeting with one of our experts or executives, please contact me - Mia Winn.
The weather in Orlando is lovely, so leave your snow boots behind and bring your sunny disposition. See you there!
Speaker: Ken Bisconti, Vice President, ECM Software Products and Strategy
Wednesday, February 2nd, 10:00am - 11:00am | Location: DL S. Hemisphere II
Speakers: Cengiz Satir, Manager, CM Products and Strategy & Diane Loomis, Senior Offering Manager, Social Software
Wednesday, February 2nd, 3:00pm - 4:00pm | Location: SW Mockingbird
Speakers: Mohan Natraj, Global Offering Executive - IBM Content Collector & Arthur Fontaine, Program Director, Domino Applications/Protector Security Platform
Wednesday, February 2nd, 08:30am - 9:30am | Location: SW Mockingbird
Speakers: Richard Howarth, Director, ECM Software Development & Greg Melahn, STSM, Lotus Quickr Architect
Tuesday, February 1st, 11:15am - 12:15pm | Location: SW Pelican
Ready? Forward march! How is your organization preparing? The battle against paper isn't over yet, my friends, and now there are new technologies in the mix that are not only increasing your organization's content, but dispersing it in entirely new ways. How your organization responds to the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) challenges will affect your employee's productivity and could either strengthen your business or leave you shaking in your boots.
Join IBM at four of this fall's AIIM Boot Camp events to learn how organizations like yours are outlining their battle plans. Network with your peers and hear first-hand what works and what doesn't and then meet with trusted vendors to help you reach those goals.
There's NO COST to attend, just register online:
IBM will present some helpful ways to strategize, including customer case stories about planning a social content management strategy – should it be directed or viral? – and tackling the never-ending surge of paper.
The IBM FileNet P8 5.0.0 Information Center was recently refreshed, including several important updates:
The download document and the updated plugins are available at: https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24028602
Holey moley - are your feet tired? My feet are tired. Lotusphere and Connect had so much to offer that I found myself running back and forth -- sessions at the Swan, sessions at the Dolphin, demos in the exhibit hall, lunch at the verrrrrrry end of the long hallway, chatting all night with colleagues and customers and clients - hearing how YOU are all putting your content to work through social applications - it was amazing! Although it does feel good to sit down at a desk again, being here instead of there doesn't keep me from being social - how about you? In addition to our team's social media outlets (here on the blog, natch! and twitter @IBM_ECM), our team is excited about bringing Social Content Management and collaboration to everyone.
Did you miss a session? Tired feet couldn't keep up? Well, lucky for you, LOTS of the Lotusphere sessions are available via Livestream. Don't miss this video of Ken Bisconti, our VP of ECM Products and Strategy (@kbisconti) in a discussion with Tim Perry of Genworth Financial and Jim Engelking of Genus Technologies about what content and communities mean for YOUR business.
Ken also met with some Industry Innovators for a discussion about Social Content Management. Watch him here with John Mancini, President of AIIM (@jmancini77) and find out what it means to be social (hint: it's more than a Twitter account) and how your business should put its content in motion to gain the most value.
We hope that you had a successful Lotusphere and Connect and are as excited as we are about making your business more social and putting your content in motion. Let us know - what was your favorite part of the conference? How can IBM ECM help you meet your Social Business goals?
Will you be attending Lotusphere 2010? We will! Come visit IBM ECM in the IBM area in the Product Showcase at pedestal number 17.
We'll also be scheduling one-on-one meetings to address your individual questions. Meet with our experts and executives during your available time during the show. Interested? Stop by the pedestal during the product showcase hours or email Mia Winn to schedule a meeting in advance.
Don't forget to add our ECM speakers to your Lotusphere agenda!
On Tuesday, January 19 at 10am, Cengiz Satir will be presenting "Collaborative and Web Content Meet ECM" in the SW Mockingbird room. Ken Bisconti, Vice President, Enterprise Content Management Products & Strategy, will be presenting a session "The Intersection of Collaboration and Enterprise Content Management" at 10am on Wednesday, January 20 (location: SW 1-2).
We also suggest these sessions:
Sunday, January 17
4:00pm, “We've Got Collaboration Under Control: IBM Lotus Quickr in Action” presented by John Schumacher and Mustansir (Miki) Banatwala (location: DL S. Hemisphere III)
Monday, January 18
1:00pm, “Maximizing "Linked Value": Integrating and Extending Social Collaboration, IBM Websphere Portal, Real Time Collaboration and ECM” presented by Thomas Schaeck and Miguel Estrada (location: SW 3-4)
2:15pm, "IBM Lotus Web Content Management Technical Deep Dive" presented by Stefan Hepper and Eric Morentin (location: DL S. Hemisphere IV-V)
2:15pm, “IBM Lotus Quickr Domino 8.5 Sneak Preview” presented by David Kajmo and Art Thomas (location: SW 7-10)
5:00pm, “IBM Lotus Quickr Domino 8.5 Sneak Preview” presented by David Kajmo and Art Thomas (location: DL S. Hemisphere III)
Tuesday, January 19
1:30pm, "IBM Lotus Web Content Management Technical Deep Dive" presented by Stefan Hepper and Eric Morentin (location: DL S. Hemisphere IV-V)
Wednesday, January 20
8:30am, “IBM Lotus Quickr Services for J2EE” presented by Marc Pagnier and Jon Brunn location: SW 3-4
Thursday, January 21
8:30am, “IBM Lotus Quickr ECM Integration” presented by Dan McPherson and David Kajmo (location: DL S. Hemisphere II)
See you at the show!
...when all through the Hyatt, not a creature was stirring...except for the army of IBM folks setting up!
Just a fast note here for the blog, tomorrow - Thursday April 2, 2009, marks the start of the 2009 Regional ECM UserNet conferences, with Seattle (Bellevue, WA, technically) being the first. If you're already registered for the local conference coming to your area, that's great...but if not, get out there to the site and get registered HERE.
This year promises to have great announcements (including this very site being introduced to each Regional UserNet audience), hands on labs, educational breakouts, case studies, partner solutions/exhibits, and best of all, they're all FREE to customers thanks to sponsorship from IBM and their partners. Get out there and participate, and then come back to this site and continue the discussions that you'll start at those sessions.
I am lucky to be going to the Seattle meeting, and I happen to be president of that local chapter, so I'm hoping we have a great turnout! Until next time...CTRL+ALT+DEL! --Ian
PS - I have it on good authority (from the easter bunny) that IBM will be announcing that they've decided ECM doesn't matter any more, and will be advocating the use of paper from here on out, so stay tuned for that announcement as well - how's that for a lame attempt at an April Fool's Day ECM gag?
One of the things I'm always amused/frustrated by is the relationship between technology and its customers. I've yet to see a formula that really "works", and I'm interested to hear what the community has to say on this topic. Here's a numbered list (just to make it easy to reference) of some of the ways I've seen it done at various places (no, I'm not telling how we do it where I work right now, or if it's even listed below...these are just some examples to hopefully start some conversations):
I'm sure there are others, I'm interested in hearing how it's done where you work, or if you can't say, maybe just your own personal opinion on how you think it should (or should not) be done, as I surely don't have the answer - well, other than to reboot, that's always the answer!
IBM FileNet P8 customers will be interested to know that the latest update of the IBM FileNet P8 documentation was released November 30, 2010.
You can read more about the updates in the IBM FileNet P8 information center; affected products include:
The latest updates come on top of the documentation refresh of May 2010, which included an installable information center, and a refresh of IBM FileNet P8 Platform 4.5.1-001documentation.
Sanjay Kupae 2700050U55 firstname.lastname@example.org Tags:  classification retention 1 Comment 1,030 Visits
Guest post by: Richard Joltes Software Developer, Content Discovery and Management, IBM Enterprise Content Management
In today’s market, I.T. dollars are in short supply and there’s an increasing requirement for organizations to reduce operating costs. Projects are scrutinized closely in order to ensure a solid ROI before any significant budgetary expenditure can be authorized. In this restricted operational model, automated document classification can easily demonstrate its value simply on the basis of the hardware and storage savings that it can permit.
We know that unstructured data generally accounts for about 80% of all content in a given organization. It’s also true that organizations can lose track of data due to mergers, organizational changes, lack of a consistently applied document management policy, and other factors. Unrealistic email retention policies, unmanaged file shares, or a general “save everything” mentality can result in the accumulation of massive archives containing data that is, to be frank, largely useless. What’s the point of having every file or email ever sent by each employee if (a) no one is interested in them, (b) few employees know they exist, and (c) the cost of maintaining the servers outweighs any possible benefit of retention?
Given a well structured taxonomy, a coherent document retention policy, and a well trained classifier, organizations suffering from the type of storage nightmare described above can easily eliminate a significant percentage of pointlessly archived data, thus realizing a huge ROI while easing access and availability of truly actionable materials hidden within their existing repositories.
Evaluating the long term cost savings of such a project requires a solid analysis of existing archival data and its overall relevance to current business and regulatory requirement. Once such an analysis has been performed, and a content classifier has been trained to provide a level of accuracy appropriate to the data to be classified, the ongoing task generally involves monitoring activity and making corrections via a feedback mechanism as content changes over time. Each content item will be evaluated by the classifier and (variously) re-filed in a centralized repository, left in place, or removed from the system. Individual organizations can design their own solution and final document disposition policies based on specific organizational requirements and solution design requirements.
Think of some of the potential savings in your own organization. Are you operating older systems solely for the purpose of maintaining years of unorganized or semi-organized files, with no clear idea how much of the information on these shares is usable or in use? How much does each system, potentially running an out of support OS or locally developed content archive, cost to operate in a given year? What’s the organization’s legal or regulatory exposure should the system die unexpectedly? How much time do your employees spend managing such servers? How much space and other resources do such systems consume in your data center? Even worse, are some or all of these systems located in unmanaged offices where data can be compromised or lost due to a lack of security?
Answering these questions will help you understand the benefits of implementing a centralized, managed content store that can also assist in filtering out irrelevant, outdated data using automated content classification.
Insurers – do you find it difficult to provide quality, cost-effective customer service to your policyholders and agents? You're not alone. Many insurers face the same challenges in today's market. Paper-based processing environments are not conducive to providing high levels of service, which your policyholders and agents expect. But how can you overcome these obstacles?
Join IBM and TriTek Solutions for a one-hour webcast on November 27, 2012 which will cover key points to maximize your investments in document capture and retrieval solutions. During this session, we will also share case studies of several successful implementations at both Life and P&C insurance organizations.
A live Q&A session will be hosted at the end of the webcast, so bring your questions for our experts!
There is NO COST to attend, but you must register: http://bit.ly/Quva0R
November 27, 2012
10am PT/1pm ET
Hosted by Insurance & Technology
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?
Albert Brown 27000109CH email@example.com Tags:  interoperability standards web rest cmis services 1,014 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.
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.
IBM’s ECM portfolio has become richer by the addition of several upgrades which introduce highly effective technical and business improvements. ECM Customers with active Software Subscription and Support are encouraged to take advantage of the enhancements for our Content Analytics, Content Collector, Classification and Platform solutions.
IBM Content Analytics with Enterprise Search v3.0 integrates content analytics software with enterprise search capabilities into a unified platform. Through combined capabilities in natural language processing, semantic search, and sentiment analysis, this solution provides richer, more accurate, and relevant insights from content. This software is integrated with an IBM big data analytics solution called InfoSphere BigInsights, allowing clients to derive greater insights from the ever-increasing volumes of information flowing both within and outside the enterprise.
Organizations can also improve accessibility, provide greater usability, enable more effective compliance controls and enhance analytics for unstructured content with the release of IBM Content Classification v8.8 which categorizes and organizes content by combining multiple methods of context-sensitive analysis.
With the release of IBM Content Collector V3.0, IBM's content collection and archiving capabilities now extend to IBM Connections. Using IBM Content Collector for IBM Connections, clients can apply information lifecycle governance practices not only to traditional sources of valuable content such as e-mail, enterprise file systems and Microsoft SharePoint, but also to social business systems such as IBM Connections.
Subscription and Support customers can download these latest upgrades from Passport Advantage and start enjoying the benefits.
Many of you have mentioned that you find it difficult to identify the ECM sessions at IOD GC. I have uploaded the tentative list of sessions on slideshare. Take a look! Keep in mind that Early Bird registration ends August 31, so take advantage of the early registration. Go to the conference website to register:
IOD 2009 ECM Specific Breakouts