One of our clients is replacing IBM/FileNet with Alfresco. As this will be a new Alfresco installation, the client is considering building out an Alfresco infrastructure within one of their data centers or within the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. This post will share our analysis of the pros and cons of both approaches.
Whether it is a trend, just coincidence, or the fading of IBM’s influence in content management, recently we have had multiple clients request migration of FileNet images and documents to Alfresco as part of a long term plan to remove the FileNet/IBM solutions from their infrastructure. This post will share our experience and thoughts around migration with OpenMigrate.
TSG is hosting a breakfast meeting with Doculabs on October 15th in Rosemont, IL on the Future of Enterprise Content Management (ECM). If you are interested in attending, please send us a note at email@example.com. This post will summarize the 20 minute TED format talk I am giving to kick-off the meeting.
Recently we have been in touch with three large clients that are engaging with TSG after having failed with implementations of either a new ECM vendor or new product from their existing ECM vendor. While we are often brought in to clean up ECM implementations, we don’t often see projects where vendors and their tools were abandoned after considerable effort. This post will discuss some of the commonalities we found between these clients and their implementations as well as thoughts from other client situations. For client confidentially, we won’t be talking about the specific product or client.
TSG recently worked with a client to migrate nearly 4 million documents with metadata from 3 different FileNet systems to Alfresco using OpenMigrate. This post will focus on the technical approach used to migrate all of the content, as well as some of the unique challenges of the migration.
TSG is holding our annual client briefing on June 1st and June 2nd. To kickoff the meeting, I will be conducting a “State of the ECM Industry – 2015” Overview. This post will present the highlights of that presentation. Continue reading
We last posted our thoughts about the Gartner review of the ECM industry back in 2011. With the updated report released (EMC offers a download here), we thought we would share our thoughts for clients evaluating ECM tools. As we did back in 2011, we will not try to cover all of the ECM vendors but focus on certain ones based on our experience. Continue reading
When moving to Alfresco, many clients struggle with the cost and effort associated with a “Big-Bang” migration from their Legacy ECM system. In a “Big-Bang” scenario, all the content must be migrated to the new system during a very risky and expensive cutover weekend. Continue reading
I attended the January ARMA meeting as a panelist to discuss the trends TSG sees emerging in the ECM space and how they relate to the records and information (RIM) practice. This post will recap and highlight the discussion. Continue reading
The Greater Kansas City ARMA chapter is hosting a panel event on January 8th in Leawood, Kansas. Panelists include Christine Adcock from TSG, Denise Pickett from Black & Veatch who is also a member of the ARMA Board of Directors, and Karen Shaw a Senior Records Analyst from the National Archives and Records Administration. We will be answering questions on the topics of information governance, defining the value of Enterprise Content Management, available and trending ECM technologies, and where we see ECM in two to four years. This is an excellent way to kick off 2014 and we hope to see you at the event. Please RSVP for the event here.