Top 5 Most Popular Blog Postings in 2011

With 2011 coming to an end, I thought I’d go back and do a quick review of the top 5 most popular blog postings from 2011.

#1 EMC Documentum Mobile Brings Enterprise Content to the Apple iPad

It is not surprising this was the #1 read blog posting in 2011. I just made the switch from a Blackberry to an iPhone two weeks ago, and I can see why people love all the apps. There is an app for just about everything, and being able to access and act on your enterprise business content is no exception. My old Blackberry was great for email, calendaring, and browsing the Web, but the apps is where businesses are going to benefit.

In August 2011,  EMC released Documenutm Mobile for the Apple iPad extending the power of enterprise content management to the Apple iPad enabling users to act on information faster than ever. EMC Documentum Mobile is now available in the Apple App Store, and users of Documentum can take advantage of it today.

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EMC Announces New Imaging Cloud Toolkit for Developers

EMC is pleased to announce the release of the Captiva Cloud Toolkit, a cloud scanning and imaging software developer kit (SDK) that enables developers to build scanning into the next generation of cloud-based business application. You can download the new toolkit today for free and begin developing your scanning application.

Captiva Cloud Toolkit is the future of scan-enabling web-based business applications and is the imaging developer toolkit to support scanning within Web-based cloud applications without requiring an ActiveX or Java plug-in.

Captiva Cloud Toolkit is ideal for document capture vendors, commercial software developers, and enterprises that want to scan-enable their web-based applications to complement their business solution offerings.

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Momentum Las Vegas 2012 Call For Topics Now Open!

We may be wrapping up 2011 and Momentum Las Vegas 2012 is several months away (May 21 – 24, 2012), but that does not mean planning for our biggest event next year (Momentum 2012) is not going on now.

While EMC employees deliver a lot of the content at Momentum and EMC World, some of the most interesting topics and sessions are the ones that customers deliver. Customers who attend Momentum at EMC World want to hear from EMC on the strategy and vision, and the latest technologies and solutions. But they also want to hear from their peers. What worked..what didn’t…what kind of ROI did they achieve.

With that said, if you are an EMC IIG customer who has a great story to tell at Momentum 2012, then now is the time to submit your topic for consideration for the Momentum conference to be held at EMC World, May 21 – 24, 2012 in Las Vegas. If you are a partner and would like to submit a topic on behalf of your customer(s), definitely submit the topic for consideration. The deadline for submission is January 5, 2012.

Click here to submit your topic for consideration and present at the upcoming conference. The chosen presenters will receive a complimentary pass to attend EMC World (registration value of $1,995).

Here’s are a just a few examples on what other EMC IIG customers presented last year:

  • Insurance company detailed how they used the new EMC Captiva InputAccel .NET SDK to create a custom import module from any source.
  • Healthcare organization delivered a session on how they improved their revenue cycle with applied business process improvements coupled with an executable enterprise content management strategy. They detailed their Healthcare Content Strategy and what their results were post implementation.
  • An EMC customer presented on how they automated their accounts payable operations by applying advanced image capture and workflow to centralize and streamline AP operations globally.

I look forward to seeing many of you again at EMC World.

Recap of EMC Event: Getting More out of Your SharePoint Investment

I was in Long Beach last week at an EMC luncheon where I presented on how organizations can get more out of SharePoint. A good percentage of the people who attended stated that they are using SharePoint today in some way, which should not come as a surprise.

Consider these interesting data points:

  • 71%  of organizations are committed or will consider SharePoint for their business (source: IDC 2009)
  • 67% of those responding to an AIIM survey stated they needed to either customize or buy third-party products to allow SharePoint to meet their needs (source: AIIM Market Intelligence Report on SharePoint 2010)

The SharePoint customer journey can be looked at in three phases – initial deployment, broad adoption, and business solutions.   While standing up a SharePoint site (or a collection of sites) and allowing people to add content and collaborate sounds like a good plan, you need to have a well-defined plan that covers the users, processes, and the technologies needed to ensure success.

At the EMC luncheon I talked about four key ways you can get more from your SharePoint investment while setting yourself up for success. I’ve summarized those four key topics below.

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Upcoming SharePoint Lunch Event: 4 Ways to Get More from Your Microsoft SharePoint Investment

Is your business using SharePoint today?  There is a strong possibility your organization is already using SharePoint or is planning to in the near future.

IT beware: SharePoint 2010 is a good way for collaborating and gets high marks for being easy to deploy. But IT and the business users need to be aware that there are some inherent limitations in SharePoint 2010 that need to be considered when looking at how you get your information into SharePoint, how your users are best served when accessing and using it, and finally how to assert governance around the information being stored in SharePoint. 

I’ll be presenting at an upcoming lunch event in Long Beach, CA on December 6th (details below) on the SharePoint topic, and you learn about four key ways to:

  • Speed the delivery of paper-based information and records into SharePoint
  • Provide direct access to the EMC Documentum repository from within the familiar SharePoint interface
  • Automate business processes which rely on the content and collaboration managed by SharePoint
  • Enable secure access to active and inactive SharePoint content – while supporting regulatory and corporate requirements

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101 Pine Avenue
Long Beach, California 90802

Date and Time
Tuesday December 6, 2011
11:30am – 1:30pm

We look forward to seeing you at the event.