Category Archives: File Sharing

Not Your Mother’s Document Management

There’s a lot to be said about the good old days. Life was simpler back then. We had summers off.  We all watched the same 3 television stations and the only problem at school was getting caught Not Your Mother's Document Managementchewing gum in class. But as we get older, our tastes mature. The same goes for the technology we use on a daily basis.

Twenty years ago, business needs were less complex. We weren’t flooded with as much information and data. There wasn’t a “Digital Universe” and many couldn’t conceive of a zeta-byte.  Document management was also easier. There wasn’t a significant amount of information to be scanned, stored, managed and filed – and systems didn’t even address streamlining workflows. Now those days are long gone and companies need to keep up with this new fast paced world.

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Cloudy with a Chance of…Content Management

cloudsWatching the local news last night, I was thinking. Why is it people get so emotional about the weather? It’s the hot topic of conversation at water coolers – Is it going to rain? Exactly HOW much snow are we getting? After a while, I came to a conclusion – Clouds really get a bad rap. Sure, clouds bring rain and snow (I think we’ve seen enough of that lately!), but they also mean good things. Clouds cool off hot days, contribute to wind flow, and help change the seasons. And they’re also the driving force behind one of the biggest technology revolutions today – cloud computing. By now, everyone’s heard the term, but how many understand how cloud benefits business? Continue reading

Avoiding the Pitfalls of “Tribal Knowledge”

I’m sure many of you are familiar with the term “Tribal Knowledge”.  blog.pngBasically, it refers to any knowledge that is only known by the tribe.  It’s based on years and years of history, building expertise, and learning efficient ways to perform complex tasks.  It’s a phrase often used in the business world today.

And while this is great for the tribe, it often lies only with one or two people.  The problem is – once they leave the tribe – it often goes with them.  Same holds true for the business world.  Whether due to layoffs or career advancement – company departures often mean the business and technology expertise leaves with the employees.  And the company must manually recreate the wheel to find and leverage this information. Continue reading