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Planning for a Successful Deployment

  • Posted by Jude O'Neill
  • On May 26, 2017
According to a 2016 AIIM report, only 6% of businesses report a successful SharePoint deployment. Content management and collaboration are critical to a business’s ability to operate efficiently, so why then is success so elusive? Common culprits are a lack of proper strategy, tepid executive buy-in, and inflated expectations of out-of-the-box capabilities.   Planning and […]
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Understanding the Value in SAP Content Management

  • Posted by Chris Vassalotti
  • On May 25, 2017
Last week, we discussed the importance of enterprise content management (ECM) for unstructured SAP data, and compared how the project startup and procurement stages of such a project tend to play out between traditional and Microsoft-based systems. The whole point of this exercise is to establish what kind of value and organization can expect, and […]
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A Quick Cheat Sheet for Building an Information Governance Program

  • Posted by Chris Caplinger
  • On May 24, 2017
Starting an information governance program within your organization can be an intimidating project. The first thing to consider is that IG should encompass the entire enterprise to be effective. Let’s highlight a few areas to get you off on the right foot.   Planning and Vision “If you fail to plan, you are planning to […]
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What Comes Next for ECM? Transparent Systems

  • Posted by Jude O'Neill
  • On May 22, 2017
CMSWire published a piece by Gimmal Founder Mike Alsup today, in which he charts his vision for the future of enterprise content management (ECM). He writes: The future of enterprise content management (ECM) is coming, and it is going to be hard for many vendors to keep up. My friend John Mancini, Chief Evangelist of […]
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Solving SharePoint Roadblocks: How to Win an Executive Sponsor

  • Posted by Cynthia Wood
  • On May 19, 2017
  We talked before about the carrot frequently being more effective than the stick when it comes to improving information management practices on SharePoint, but what if that’s not the case? When this happens, it’s very helpful to have an executive sponsor on hand to remind the organization of the critical value of improving how […]
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Make SAP Content Actionable Across Your Organization

  • Posted by Chris Vassalotti
  • On May 18, 2017
There are a couple avenues companies can pursue when considering an enterprise content management (ECM) strategy for content tied to SAP processes. IT is likely to suggest archiving content as the SAP database fills up, and there are several reasons that this may appear to be a good idea. First and foremost, it is cost-effective. […]
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SAP Updates Pricing Model to Address Indirect Access

  • Posted by Jude O'Neill
  • On May 17, 2017
Speaking at SAPPHIRE NOW, SAP chief Bill McDermott announced an exciting change to SAP’s pricing model: their new model for Procure-to-Pay and Order-to-Cash scenarios in ECC or SAP S/4HANA will now be based on orders, providing a more predictable licensing scenario and eliminating costs around read-only access to SAP data. On the SAP blog, Corporate Development Officer […]
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An Information Governance Program is the Best Way to Mitigate Risk

  • Posted by Jude O'Neill
  • On May 17, 2017
Risk is a scary word for any organization and many will go to great lengths to avoid it. Especially when we are discussing information risk, which is chock full of serious consequences. The best way to mitigate information risk, however, is a solid information governance program.   Planning and Considerations A successful information governance program […]
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Training and Change Management are Crucial

  • Posted by Cynthia Wood
  • On May 12, 2017
No matter the platform, an enterprise content and records management strategy requires change management and training.  The cost upfront is minuscule compared to the cost of a failed program. SharePoint and SharePoint Online with Office 365 has many exciting content and records management features and is a leading platform.  It may come with a familiar […]
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A Successful Information Governance Program is About Business, Not Data

  • Posted by Jude O'Neill
  • On May 10, 2017
Historically, getting buy-in from executives for an information governance program has been difficult. For those in the industry, this probably comes as no surprise. An information governance program is generally not seen as a priority or as something that generates revenue. The truth is, however, it can and should produce revenue. By approaching it from a […]
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5 Reasons to Visit Gimmal at the Microsoft Booth during SAPPHIRE NOW

  • Posted by Jude O'Neill
  • On May 9, 2017
On May 16th through the 18th, SAP and the American SAP User Group (ASUG) will be hosting 2017 SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. SAPPHIRE NOW is a premier, business technology conference and one of the largest SAP customer-driven conferences. The event presents an opportunity for SAP customers to meet, interact and network with […]
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Why Are Companies Initiating Information Governance Programs?

  • Posted by Jude O'Neill
  • On May 4, 2017
The Data Genomics 2016 survey reveals a few key reasons why many companies are beginning information governance programs. Not suprisingly, overall information within organizations is growing at a rate of 39% each year. To help combat this tide of new data, an impressive 94% of the companies surveyed have a formal information governance program in […]
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A New Platform is not a New Strategy: Don’t Migrate Your Problems along with Your Content

  • Posted by Cynthia Wood
  • On May 3, 2017
For many large organizations seeking to update and improve their content management strategy, Microsoft SharePoint provides an opportunity to “start fresh.” However, while SharePoint may overcome some of the limitations of legacy platforms, it is not a magic bullet. Without a fresh focus on information architecture and governance, old – and familiar – ways of […]
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3 Achievable Ways to Grow Your Information Governance Program

  • Posted by Jude O'Neill
  • On April 28, 2017
Starting (or growing) an information governance program can sometimes be difficult–fraught with architectural considerations, process bottlenecks, and user anxiety (or ambivalence). On the RecordLion blog, we’ve laid out 3 simple ways to nurture your strategy. 1. Increase Adoption This can mean different things to different things to different organizations. For a company that has begun […]
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What Does Gimmal’s RecordLion Buy Mean for IG? We’ll Tell You

  • Posted by Jude O'Neill
  • On April 25, 2017
Recently, Jim Amsler of GlassIG wrote an analysis of Gimmal’s acquisition of RecordLion entitled “What Does the Gimmal Acquisition of RecordLion Mean for IG?” Today, Gimmal SVP and Founder Mike Alsup teamed up with VP of Engineering Chris Caplinger to pen a response. They write: We waited to respond until Microsoft’s Advanced Data Governance announcement on […]
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SharePoint and OneDrive Now Support 3D Files and DICOM Images

  • Posted by Jude O'Neill
  • On April 13, 2017
Via mspoweruser.com: Microsoft has recently updated OneDrive for Business and SharePoint to support more file formats through their web viewing experience. They now support over 250 different file formats including […[…] 3D files, DICOM images, and more. They have now improved the video player to make it significantly faster by streaming high-quality videos without requiring them to […]
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3 ways to solve the “user problem” in SharePoint

  • Posted by Cynthia Wood
  • On April 11, 2017
Microsoft SharePoint offers many advantages over shared drives and legacy platforms, with its content management capabilities and facilities for collaboration combined with its flexibility, low cost, and ubiquity. While uploading content is less intuitive than a shared drive, Microsoft makes it very easy for users to deploy their own sites. Unfortunately, this last advantage has […]
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Microsoft Delivers Advanced Data Governance: Mike Alsup Responds

  • Posted by Jude O'Neill
  • On April 7, 2017
Gimmal Founder Mike Alsup has posted to the AIIM Community Blog in response to Microsoft’s announcement of the release of Advanced Data Governance for Office 365. He writes:   There are several features released including intelligent data import, threat protection and information governance.  Of significant relevance are the new capabilities around information governance policy. […] […]
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Digital Workplace Checklist: Improving Collaboration

  • Posted by Cynthia Wood
  • On April 6, 2017
And, at the end of this series, we find ourselves back where we began: collaboration. The main driver for any digital workplace initiative is to facilitate collaboration between employees wherever they’re located. As with the other items on our checklist, putting the user at the center of consideration is the key to success. Importantly, however, […]
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Microsoft’s New Advanced Data Governance: First Impressions

  • Posted by Jude O'Neill
  • On April 5, 2017
Gimmal CTO Brad Teed commented on Microsoft’s release of Advanced Data Governance today on CMSWire. In his article, he examines these new features and what they mean to the Microsoft ecosystem at large from an information governance and policy perspective. He writes: While retention policies are nothing new for Microsoft, this release marks a big […]
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Digital Workplace Checklist – Integrating Your Systems

  • Posted by Cynthia Wood
  • On February 13, 2017
In our explorations of digital workplaces so far, we’ve suggested that focusing on quality and accessibility can improve the value of your information, and we’ve proposed a one-stop shop approach to information delivery in order to establish a single source of truth for your organization. Following these approaches in connection with your organization’s content/document management system […]
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SharePoint Expo and Workshop NYC Dec 2016: Build SharePoint and Office 365 Experiences That People Love

  • Posted by Jude O'Neill
  • On December 20, 2016
Earlier this month, Gimmal, harmon.ie, Avepoint, and others gathered at the Microsoft Technology Center in NYC for an expo and workshop built around humanizing the SharePoint and Office 365 experience. Below is a video recap of the event and discussion, including points from Gimmal Managing Director Joel Klinger. Attendees and other interested parties can download […]
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Digital Workplace Checklist: Create a One-Stop Shop

  • Posted by Cynthia Wood
  • On December 8, 2016
The first item on our digital workplace checklist was to make your information more useful. To truly be useful, information also has to be easy to find. One way to ensure that your organization’s information is easy for your employees to find is by adopting a “one-stop shop” approach to information delivery. This doesn’t mean […]
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Digital Workplace Checklist: Improve the Value of Your Information

  • Posted by Cynthia Wood
  • On December 1, 2016
The value we can extract from information stems from how well we are able to leverage that information. One of the key benefits of the digital workplace model is found in increasing the ROI of business information.   Understand the value of information quality and knowledge sharing In its Info Entrepreneurs blog, the Canada Business […]
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The Digital Workplace: Collaboration Is Only the Beginning

  • Posted by Cynthia Wood
  • On November 14, 2016
“Digital Workplace” is a hot buzzword right now, and leading analysts are working to define what the term means. Practitioners and real-world implementations, however, will ultimately define best practices, the success and limitations of digital workplaces that manage unstructured content, information, and data. With 80% or more of the average organization’s information managed as unstructured […]
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