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Matt Forcey
Chicago, IL
Enterprise Content Management Consultant
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In his testimony to the U.S. Senate in 2003, Bill Gates proclaimed that: "The torrent of unwanted, unsolicited, and sometimes fraudulent email is eroding our trust in technology, costing businesses billions of dollars a year, and decreasing our collective ability to realize technology's full potential." We'd all agree that, for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2010 at Arts and Letters
A joint study recently released by consulting firms Accenture and WSP Environment and Energy, examines the impact of cloud computing solutions on energy consumption at small and large businesses, and finds that most businesses see a significant reductions in net energy use. With representative companies supporting work forces between 100... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2010 at Arts and Letters
By David Roe For those looking to develop and implement horizontal portals, Gartner has recently published its Magic Quadrant report, which amongst other things, shows that with a shift towards Web 2.0, cloud and consumer facing portals, the number of viable vendors has dropped from more than 50 in 2003... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2010 at Arts and Letters
As part of an ongoing feature about Information Management, has just released the results of their latest reader poll, asking the question, "what do you think is the next big thing for information management?" A picture is worth a thousand words and the following one tells it all: mobile... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2010 at Arts and Letters
By Jeff Carr The rules of the game are changing, and they’re changing faster than ever before. You’ve seen the signs because they have been there for quite some time. Yet, if you’re like many organizations out there, you’re not sure how best to engage or even where to start.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2010 at Arts and Letters
By Aaron Levie Mobile is the next great frontier for ECM. It's also going to be incredibly disruptive. Here's why. Managing Enterprise Content Management Vendors have traditionally taken a heavy-handed approach to the "management" part of ECM, locking down content and dictating its movement through highly structured workflows. This made... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2010 at Arts and Letters
One of the reasons we all like the Internet so much, and use search engines all the time, is because we are constantly exposed to ideas and information that we didn’t know existed. How many times a day do you run a search on Google or Bing, and get exposed... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2010 at Arts and Letters
By Matt Forcey We spend a lot of time focusing on the technology, like Enterprise Content Management (ECM), which helps us manage our peer-to-peer communication in the workplace. The social media components of an ECM system provide us the tools to make our work universe considerably smaller, and expose us... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2010 at Arts and Letters
By Matt Forcey There’s been a lot of news the past few weeks about the brewing battle over “Net Neutrality”, with internet service providers (ISPs) like Verizon and AT&T lining up on one side of the firewall, and Internet-focused outlets such as Amazon, Vonage, and EBay on the other. The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2010 at Arts and Letters
By Matt Forcey Currently available for on-premise implementation or as a managed service from Microsoft partners, SharePoint 2010 is scheduled to replace the existing SharePoint Online 2007 (SharePoint hosted in Microsoft's Azure cloud) in the second half of this calendar year. Is your organization migrating a content management platform to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2010 at Arts and Letters
By Michal Pisarek Recent research has shown that a vast number of organizations are looking to upgrade to the latest version of SharePoint — SharePoint 2010 (news, site). Unfortunately there is often a lack of understanding in how to upgrade the platform to maximize business value whilst ensuring a smooth... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2010 at Arts and Letters
When SharePoint 2010 was released in the spring, you could hear the bang across the enterprise content management space, yet when it comes to SharePoint 2010 or its predecessors, there is an eerily similar pattern: A large hype cycle followed by the release and the sudden realization that it hasn't... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2010 at Arts and Letters
Thanks to the guys over at The Steel Method who produced this great chart! Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2010 at Arts and Letters
By Matt Forcey A recent study by Nielsen that focused on how Americans spend their time online, unexpectedly found that email usage has dropped by 28% over the last year. Since we’re certainly not communicating any less, what are people doing as an alternative? Not surprisingly, the data show that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2010 at Arts and Letters
By Matt Forcey Electronic document workflows enable information workers (this means you) to work together on documents and to manage project tasks by applying business processes to documents and items managed within an enterprise content management system. Exciting huh? Now think about it in terms of your bottom line. Workflows... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2010 at Arts and Letters
Watch the Windows 7 Slate from Hanvon go head-to-head with Apple's iPad. This Slate is one of many Microsoft plans on having in the marketplace by year's end. It’s exciting to see the Windows Slate keep up with the iPad in pretty much all of the use cases, as well... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2010 at Arts and Letters
By Matt Forcey 90% of current Microsoft SharePoint users plan on migrating to the new SharePoint 2010, shows a survey recently completed by Metalogix, a provider of solutions for Microsoft SharePoint migration. The survey, the results of which were announced this week, indicates that among those making the switch, 41%... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2010 at Arts and Letters
By Matt Forcey I n a blow to their efforts to compete with Microsoft’s business productivity tools, Google announced today that it is discontinuing development of Google Wave, a web-based application for communication and collaboration. Wave’s functionality combines a browser-accessible collaboration tool with the features of Google’s other online apps... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2010 at Arts and Letters
By Matt Forcey Adobe Syste ms announced yesterday the $240 Million acquisition of Switzerland -based Enterprise Content Management (ECM) company Day Software. This is the latest in a long line of acquisitions of pure-play content management vendors by large multi-solution software manufacturers. Day's ECM platform includes tool sets for web... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2010 at Arts and Letters
By Matt Forcey There’s a lot of talk about “Millennials” these days, and what impact they/you will have on the future of our organizations. For those of you not familiar with the term, Millennials, or “Echo Boomers” (my favorite), are those born in the 1980s and 90s. They/you grew up... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2010 at Arts and Letters
When I work with clients to help them better understand the capabilities of Microsoft SharePoint 2010, we typically explore six major areas of functionality: Sites, Communities, Content, Composites, Insights, and Search. SharePoint Sites, provides the basic capabilities required to engage employees, partners, and customers in an effective manner, both inside... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2010 at Arts and Letters
By Matt Forcey Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is a term you may have heard before. ECM, simply put, is a set of software tools that help us, as knowledge workers, manage our intellectual capital and use it to empower our business processes to achieve our goals. You know, little things... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2010 at Arts and Letters
By Matt Forcey Today’s workplace is a far more complex environment than ever before. Employees in a variety of roles are expected to be “always on, always connected” to the office. The information that employees, partners, and clients need to access to do their jobs isn’t just on servers, it’s... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2010 at Arts and Letters
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