Web Content Curating and Publishing (WCM) in Documentum and Alfresco

After upgrading Alfresco for one of our financial clients, we started looking at how to improve the tools and process they use to manage web content for multiple external sites. Beginning with an informal survey of how our other customers curate and publish web content it became apparent that each one handles it slightly different. This post will summarize seven different clients and how they are adding, reviewing, approving, and publishing information to the web.

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Salesforce.com Dreamforce Conclusion

The Salesforce.com Dreamforce convention is winding so we thought we would share our thoughts on what we observed and heard over the past week.

As always, the convention offered a lot of fanfare and excitement mixed with tons of useful knowledge from the over 800 sessions. For the most part we are convinced that the Social Enterprise is gaining a significant amount of traction, and more and more companies are looking for ways to move their legacy systems from on-premise to the cloud. Salesforce.com continues to invest significantly in developing their Platform and being the industry leader with Cloud systems.

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New York Philharmonic Digital Archives – New Content Release on March 22nd

The New York Philharmonic will be hosting a Google Hangout tomorrow to discuss the new release of Digital Archives material from 1943-1970 (International Era). Scholars from around the world will be participating to discuss the content, and the historic tours from that time period under Leonard Bernstein.

The event will start at 10:30 EST, click here for more information!

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4 Reasons SharePoint Implementations Fail

Introduction

A well implemented SharePoint environment can be a major asset to an organization.

  • Departments and teams can collaborate easily without filling their email quota sending files back and forth.
  • Business processes can be automated and managers can easily measure and track records and business performance.
  • Users can quickly find and filter relevant information.

Unfortunately, a poorly implemented SharePoint environment can cause even more harm than good.

  • The number of SharePoint repositories and information types can grow rapidly, creating silos and numerous versions of the same or related content.
  • Searching can be a major headache, forcing users to wade through pages of outdated documents or ten different versions of a document
  • Finding the “right” place to store and information can be futile due to the site hierarchy not meeting access needs across groups or containing numerous places that seem like the best place to contribute content.

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Documentum Site Caching Services and OpenMigrate Comparison

As we have discussed in other articles, some of our best work involves creating a consumer interface for approved content.  Depending on the client’s needs, we can either use Documentum Site Caching Services or our own Open Source product, OpenMigrate.  In describing this solution to a WebPublisher client, the client asked:

“What are the differences between OpenMigrate and Site Caching Services?”

For this post we will try to give an objective review of the two tools as they can be leveraged to perform similar functions.  As an EMC Partner, we have implemented both solutions often.  It is important to understand that OpenMigrate was originally developed to assist clients in high volume migrations associated with initial loads, upgrades (changing platforms) as well as exports.  Site Caching Services was built and is only leveraged for exports associated with Web Publishing.  For this post, we will compare OpenMigrate’s export capabilities to Site Caching Services.

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