Do More with Your Alfresco Deployment with HPI – Configuring Search

One of the first questions for any Alfresco implementation is: “how will users search and access documents?”.   As longtime readers of the TSG blog will know, we typically recommend against the user “I just was a Google Search” approach.  Most of our clients want to target certain document types/scenarios and search on key attributes to find content.  This post will discuss how TSG’s High Performance Interface (HPI) gives clients an easy way to configure powerful searches against documents that utilize custom types and attributes.

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Workshare Compare for More Efficient Review and Approval of Document Changes

We have recently been working with multiple clients that have streamlined their review and approval process to increase throughput and decrease turnaround time.  One key process improvement is allowing for quick and simple annotations during the review cycle.  TSG’s OpenAnnotate provides for quick, browser based annotations and now includes Workshare Compare integration as well.  This post will present how OpenAnnotate combined with Workshare Compare can be used to further streamline the process of reviewing and annotating a document.

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Hadoop well documented – Adding ECM attributes “on the fly”

Hadoop,  a leading technology disruptor from the Big Data movement, is a massively scalable architecture capable of dealing with terabytes+ of unstructured data. As the cost of storage, memory and CPU continues to move toward almost free, we are seeing the clients looking to move away from traditional legacy ECM tools for the newer architecture and cost savings by managing their documents with Hadoop.  On major advantage of Hadoop versus traditional vendors is the ability to add attributes “on the fly”.  This post is will describe an ECM content model for Hadoop and walk through the process of add and remove attributes “on the fly” based on our experience from Hadoop ECM clients.

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Hadoop for Enterprise Content Management – Adding PDF Renditions with Adlib

As we have discussed in our Hadoop Series, more and more companies are considering Hadoop for storage and management of documents and files.  Just like our ECM clients, companies storing documents or scanned files in Hadoop want to provide PDF renditions of documents for easy viewing and other PDF capabilities.  This post will discuss how Adlib can be leveraged with Solr/Lucene behind TSG’s OpenContent layer to provide robust ECM capabilities for your Hadoop repository.

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Hadoop – Disrupting the Relational Database Component of ECM

We had a good conversation yesterday with a long-time and innovative TSG client.  The client has a mix of technical and business skills that make him a visionary in a highly regulated industry in regards to Enterprise Content Management.  In addition to our normal catch-up discussions about plans for the year and what are we seeing other clients do, we also talked about Hadoop and how it could disrupt traditional Relational Databases (RDBMS).  This post will present highlights of that discussion from a business perspective.

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Hadoop – OpenContent/HPI Product Plans

The first step in supporting all of the TSG products on Hadoop is building our OpenContent REST Web Services layer to access Hadoop in the same manner we access Documentum, Alfresco and other content management systems.  This post will present our plans and timelines for OpenContent along with associated TSG solutions.

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Hadoop – Why Hadoop as a Content Store when Caching Content for ECM Consumers

Last week we posted on a publishing approach for enterprise search.  Along with enterprise search, we have seen more and more ECM clients look to publish content out of the ECM repository for a variety of business reasons including performance, business continuity and reducing costs.  This post will highlight how Hadoop can be used within a publishing architecture and explain some of the benefits.

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Enhancing Alfresco Digital Asset Management Capabilities – Upcoming Media Management Module

Over the past several years, TSG has had the opportunity to work with great clients such as the NY Philharmonic, Canadian Museum of Human Rights, American Society of Clinical Pathology, and others implementing Digital Asset Management (DAM) solutions using the Alfresco Platform. For those of you at Alfresco Summit this year, Ray Gauss, Alfresco’s Digital Asset Management architect, laid out the groundwork for the upcoming Media Management Module, due out Q1 of next year.

The release of the Media Management Module will allow for extended DAM functionality, both on Alfresco 4.2. as well as the upcoming Alfresco 5.0 release. Ray’s presentation from Alfresco Summit is available on-line here.

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