Documentum Client Briefing – June 7th – University of Chicago Gleacher Center in Chicago

TSG will be holding our 5th annual client briefing on June 7th, at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center from 9 am to 5 pm.  The briefing focuses on TSG facilitation of specific Documentum topics allowing interaction between clients to discuss experience, lessons learned and best practices.  Last year’s briefing included:

  • Introductions – sharing “What I would like to learn today”
  • EMC World Recap and thoughts on Roadmap/Product Offerings
  • ECM Industry Overview – John Newton – Co-founder Documentum, Founder Alfresco
  • Lunch (Wolfgang Puck Catered) and networking
  • Client Benchmarking Survey Results – Included Support, Upgrades and Other Plans • SharePoint Discussions
  • Records Retention
  • Innovative Projects
  • TSG Product Roadmap

This year’s attendees will be polled in Mid-May to finalize this year’s agenda.  We are pleased to announce that James Watson PhD from Doculabs will be providing a keynote presentation on their thoughts in regards to Documentum and EMC.  Based on initial client feedback, other topics could include:

  • Mobile Strategy and TSG Offerings
  • Cloud Thoughts and Strategy
  • D2/XCP/Webtop/HPI Review and Discussions
  • Record Management Strategy
  • SharePoint Integrations/Trends

While the briefing is mostly limited to TSG clients, we do invite selective companies that we feel can add to the discussion.  If you are interested in attending the briefing, please contact us at inquiry@tsgrp.com.

Alfresco / TSG and United Cerebral Palsy Featured on Local News in Chicago

In January, TSG and United Cerebral Palsy of Chicago (UCP) was featured on ABC Channel 7 in Chicago, looking at how TSG has worked with UCP to donate our expertise to create applications such as myInfinitec and InfiniTEXT.  Both solutions were built leveraging the Alfresco platform and are hosted on the Amazon cloud.

TSG has been working pro-bono with UCP for a number of years has been a great way to utilize our content management expertise to directly provide value to UCP’s clients, comprised of over 20,000 educators across the country.
Visit our website or click here to view the video, Alfresco DevCon 2011 presentation, and to download the overall case study.  Reference our previous posts on our work with UCP as well.

Documentum – EMC World – Momentum 2012 – Early Predictions

Once again TSG is attending EMC World in Las Vegas – May 21-24.  For those interested, early discounts are still available at http://www.emcworld.com/momentum.htm.  While not much is known at this point in time about the final agenda list (or who the opening/closing acts are), this post will try to take a guess at the dominant themes based on the Momentum Conference Agenda.

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Alfresco DevCon Wrap Up

DevCon wrapped up at the end of October in sunny San Diego.   Conferences are always a great way to get “re-energized”, meeting new users to the Alfresco platform, spending time with existing clients, and getting excited about where the Alfresco platform is headed.  This post will discuss the roadmap and other thoughts from the conference.

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Documentum, EMC and the Cloud Article and other thoughts…

Interesting article in Forbes (http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2011/0117/technology-emc-joe-tucci-hp-idc-ibm-cloud-warrior.html)  – (note – wait for the article – advertisement will come up first) in regards to Joe Tucci and EMC’s pursuit of the cloud through alliances with Cisco, VMWare and Intel to compete with IBM and HP.  While the article doesn’t mention Documentum, it does mention that Tucci has “kept EMC competitive by snapping up software companies…the biggest being VMWare”.

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Momentum 2010 Recap – Virtual Review – Current Priorities for IIG

While TSG didn’t attend Momentum in Lisbon this year, we did try the new “Virtual Momentum” offered to remote workers.  While the interface was sometimes slightly glitchy during normal business hours (viewing over the weekend worked best), the ability to see presentations recorded and synched to slides did work.  For the viewing of Rick Devenuti’s keynote, we watched with a long-term (11 years) Documentum client.  The post below includes the client’s thoughts was well as TSG’s.

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Third Annual TSG Client Briefing – June 3rd – 2010

TSG will be holding our third annual client briefing on June 3, at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center from 9 to 4:30.  The briefing focuses on TSG facilitation of specific ECM topics with a focus on interaction between clients for experience, lessons learned and best practices.  Last year’s briefing included:

  • Introductions – sharing “What I would like to learn today”
  • EMC World 2009 Recap
  • Upgrading to Documentum 6
  • ECM Interface Design
  • Lunch (Wolfgang Puck Catered) and networking
  • Sharepoint and ECM
  • Form and Workflow Best Practices
  • Web Content Management

Overall, many Documentum clients who skipped EMC World in 2009 thought the briefing and user interaction gave them very valuable information and benchmarking regarding their ECM implementation. 

This year’s attendees will be polled in May to determine specific topics to finalize this year’s agenda.  Based on initial client feedback, topics could include:

  • Scanning and Imaging
  • EMC World 2010 Recap
  • Real-world ECM Cloud experience
  • Transaction Processing Approaches
  • Lucene and Full-Text Approaches
  • Sharepoint for Document Control Applications
  • Migration from Documentum to Alfresco or Sharepoint

After the briefing, some of the attendees will be participating in a charity tasting event that benefits United Cerebral Palsy  of Chicago

While the briefing is mostly limited to TSG clients, we do invite additional non-clients that we feel can add to the discussion.  If you are interested in attending the briefing, please contact us.