OffBureau - Collaboration, Document Management, and Social

Michael Sampson - Currents

OffBureau is a new online collaborative workspace. It's current in beta. Key capabilities: - Projects are assigned their own workspace. Uses folders and subfolders. Browser based access. Recent changes in workspaces are bubbled to the home page for an individual. Collaboration Software

Alfresco Now Offers Cloud-based Open Source Document Management

Portals and KM

Alfresco started in 2005 and has been offering open enterprise content management (ECM) to an increasing number of clients to where they are now the largest open source content management company in the world. For example you can like, comment and change documents.

Evaluating SharePoint 2010: Document Management in Law Firms

Michael Sampson - Currents

The first part of the research is to evaluate the applicability of SharePoint 2010 to support the document management requirements of law firms. Under what circumstances should law firms abandon SharePoint 2010 in favor of an alternative document management system?

Workshare Point for Document Management in Outlook and SharePoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

Earlier this year, Workshare introduced Workshare Point , a connector for linking email messages and documents in Outlook with Microsoft SharePoint, and for providing easier ways for people to access and work with SharePoint from Microsoft Office applications.

Deane on "The Biggest Problem with Document Management"

Michael Sampson - Currents

In article titled The Psychology of Repository Permanence , Deane writes: " I’ve worked in a fair amount of companies, and consulted with many others, and I’m starting to believe that a lot of the problems each one has had with document management boils down to one thing: lack of perceived permanence. In each company, there was an ever-shifting way of storing and archiving documents.

Winckworth Sherwood Implements MacroView with ClearPeople

Michael Sampson - Currents

UK Law firm Winckworth Sherwood has recently implemented a SharePoint-based document management system. The new product replaced a bespoke document management system that was showing its age. The new SharePoint DMS stores, shares and manages the law firm’s growing volume and variety of electronic document types including email, drawings, plans and PDF files.

What are you doing with SharePoint? Legal Services

Michael Sampson - Currents

Providing document management" services is at 29% today for Legal Services, compared to 64% for Overall. There are strong incumbents in the legal sector for document management - Interwoven (part of Autonomy) and Open Text especially - so this slower uptake is no surprise.

My App Gap Posts for April 2012

Portals and KM

Alfresco Brings its Open Source Document Management to the Cloud. The AppGap posts began toward the end of January 2008.    Here, I am primarily doing product commentaries with a few other things thrown in. Below are the ones for April. There will be more in May. Provides Online Exposure and Distribution for Emerging Bands. Moxie Announces Spaces to Enhance Customer Engagement. Darwin Awareness Engine Offers Hip Hop / Rave Aware.

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What are you doing with SharePoint? Healthcare

Michael Sampson - Currents

Here is the chart for Healthcare (19 responses): In comparison to the Overall Analysis: "Providing document management services" is the most frequently used area for SharePoint by healthcare organizations, followed by "Supporting team collaboration" and "Publishing Intranet content."

Colligo's White Paper on SharePoint Adoption

Michael Sampson - Currents

The most common departments for SharePoint were IT/Technical, Project Management, and Operations. Key business activities on SharePoint are (1) collaboration, (2) document management, (3) corporate Intranet / portal.

Upcoming Conference and Workshop: Share 2011 in Sydney (November 2011)

Michael Sampson - Currents

With SharePoint being home to many capabilities - document management, team sites, social collaboration and business intelligence, among others - how do you approach the challenge of gaining adoption so as to ensure the achievement of desired business value? ".

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Doing Business with IBM Connections Masterclass in Sydney (August 27, 2013)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The scenarios include co-authoring documents, managing meetings, running projects, and making decisions. The Doing Business with IBM Connections Masterclass is coming to Sydney on August 27. Tickets are available immediately.

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Notes on “Wintec Case Study: Curiosity Conquers Control” (Kristi Bernards)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Introduced document management through team sites. Starting showing people the benefits of accessing documents via browser. After lunch at the New Zealand SharePoint Conference , Kristi from Wintec is talking about the use of SharePoint at Wintec.

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What are you doing with SharePoint? Manufacturing

Michael Sampson - Currents

The third most used area of SharePoint is "Providing document management services," and while this is the same as for the overall, it's about 15% less for manufacturing. Third place goes to "Providing document management services."

What are you doing with SharePoint? High-Tech

Michael Sampson - Currents

Here is the chart for High-Tech (25 responses): In comparison to the Overall results: "Providing document management services" is the second most popular activity with SharePoint, after "Supporting team collaboration."

Clayton Utz Signs with HighQ for Client Collaboration

Michael Sampson - Currents

Clayton Utz, a law firm in Australia, signed with HighQ for client collaboration , citing the ease of setting up client collaboration sites as the key driver: " The HighQ platform combines secure document management and exchange with social tools such as wikis and blogs. A simple document sharing site can be built and shared literally in a matter of minutes. said James Kleinig, Technology & Innovation Manager at Clayton Utz.

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Colligo for SharePoint — on iPad

Michael Sampson - Currents

As well as updating its web site (nice work, btw), Colligo Networks announced a unified portfolio of tools for email and document management in SharePoint , including a new iPad app: " Colligo Briefcase is an iPad application that makes it simple to store, sync, find, view, and share files, lists, documents and emails, including Outlook.msg files, in SharePoint.

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Patti Anklam

My last post generated a bit of interest and I was asked to do a “ KM 101 ” for a consulting company that develops customized performance management solutions. So I knew it would be important to differentiate, delineate knowledge management from related applications and systems.

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Doing Business with IBM Connections Masterclass in London (September 23, 2013)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The scenarios include co-authoring documents, managing meetings, running projects, and making decisions. Yesterday I presented the Doing Business with IBM Connections Masterclass in Sydney (Australia), and in a month I''ll be in London to do the same - thanks to Stuart McIntyre at Collaboration Matters for hosting the event. We will be meeting in central London on Monday September 23.

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Colligo Webinar on Getting Value from SharePoint (February 2009, Webinar)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Industry analysts have identified SharePoint as a key technology to help companies manage their way through these difficult economic times. Many companies have deployed SharePoint in areas like document management but most are only scratching the surface of what SharePoint can do for their organization. Expand SharePoint beyond document management and into project and email management.

eXo Announces Plans for eXo Release 4.0 and Codenvy

Portals and KM

Features include: document management, portal, calendar, mobile capability, forums, answers, dashboards, wiki, spaces, tasks, and social networks in a cloud-based offering. A sample document management screen is seen below.

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Harmon.ie Announces the Top 25 Most Influential SharePoint Thought Leaders

Portals and KM

  It seems that many of them have recognized that SharePoint has a dominant and secure position in many organizations for document management. So these social business software providers are deciding not to compete with SharePoint but to acknowledge its presence as the document system of record.  Of course, if there is no embeded document management system the field is wide open for many options.

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My App Gap Posts for February 2009

Portals and KM

PBwiki Enhances Its Document Management Capabilities. Here are my App Gap posts for February. In addition to the Fast Forward blog (see side bar for links), I am writing in another Corante blog, the App Gap, sponsored by QuickBase, The posts began toward the end of January 2008. In this case, I am primarily doing product commentaries with a few other things thrown in. Below are the ones for February. There will be more in March. iQuest: Making The Enterprise More Transparent.

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My App Gap Posts for February 2009

Portals and KM

PBwiki Enhances Its Document Management Capabilities. Here are my App Gap posts for February. In addition to the Fast Forward blog (see side bar for links), I am writing in another Corante blog, the App Gap, sponsored by QuickBase, The posts began toward the end of January 2008. In this case, I am primarily doing product commentaries with a few other things thrown in. Below are the ones for February. There will be more in March. iQuest: Making The Enterprise More Transparent.

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NetDocuments and Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

There is a growing ecosystem of add-on tools for Office 365, for tasks such as initial migration, ongoing management, delegated administration, backup email flow, and security and compliance, among others. In brief, the benefits of staying native include lower IT complexity, lower cost, and an easier environment to manage. For law firms and corporate legal departments, that is often its document management system.

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What are you doing with SharePoint? Professional Services

Michael Sampson - Currents

Here is the chart for Professional Services (45 responses): In comparison to the Overall Analysis: The top 4 areas are the same, although "providing document management services" is 2nd for Professional Services, not 3rd as for the Overall.

KnowledgeMill Gets £1.5 Million

Michael Sampson - Currents

KnowledgeMill, a London-based developer of email management software, received £1.5 million in funding from a couple of investment firms : " YFM Equity Partners (through its managed fund Seraphim Capital) and MMC Ventures have co-invested on a £1.5m growth capital investment into KnowledgeMill, a company that has developed a cloud-based email management software platform that could revolutionise the way businesses and individuals manage their emails.

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Speaking at. Share 2012 in Atlanta

Michael Sampson - Currents

With SharePoint being home to many capabilities such as, document management, team sites, social collaboration, and business intelligence, etc., In mid-April, I'll be in Atlanta to speak at and participate in the inaugural Share 2012 conference in the US. I will be presenting two sessions: Keynote on April 25 , entitled Success with SharePoint: Earning the Right to Seek Executive Support.

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Masterclass at Social Connections V in Zurich - Doing Business with IBM Connections

Michael Sampson - Currents

The scenarios include co-authoring documents, managing meetings, running projects, and making decisions. On Thursday June 27 in Zurich I will be presenting a one-day masterclass as part of Social Connections V. The details of the masterclass have now been published: " The Doing Business with IBM Connections masterclass provides a forum for quickly exploring real-world applicability of IBM Connections in organisations today.

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AvePoint Survey on Managing and Governing SharePoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

AvePoint recently released the results of a survey about managing and governing SharePoint. According to the survey, commissioned by AvePoint, leader in governance and infrastructure management solutions for Microsoft SharePoint, the platform is deployed to support a number of key business needs, including end-user collaboration (93%), document management (88.25%), intranet portals (79.75%) and project management (58.7%).

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SharePoint's Potential: Enabling the Networked Enterprise

Portals and KM

  As evidence, the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) reports that collaboration is the strongest driver of SharePoint adoption. This finding supports the view that SharePoint is primarily a user-oriented collaboration system with the included secondary value of providing document management. This differs from traditional systems that act as a vault to place files for a variety of compliance and process management use cases.

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What are you doing with SharePoint? Government

Michael Sampson - Currents

Providing document management" and "Publishing Intranet content" are second equal, at just over 50%. I have been doing a survey on what organizations are doing with SharePoint. There were three questions, the second of which was an industry classification.

Document Co-Authoring - Recent News (Monday, June 21)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Litera IDS is a collaborative document co-authoring solution. Enables multiple people to work on a single document, and combines legal redlines into a single document. Includes access control capabilities, to limit access to the document. Integrates with major document management systems. The Enterprise Edition adds manageability and deployment services. - A streamlined user interface, for quickly seeing which documents are being shared. -

MindManager for SharePoint: Overview

Michael Sampson - Currents

Now anyone can apply the power of MindManager, the leading desktop software for visually organizing and managing information and projects, to their SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2007 content. Eg, map branches that link to a task, or a calendar entry, or a document.

Moving to a Multi-Vendor Approach to Handling Today’s More Complex Content Management Requirements.

Portals and KM

In the past firms have taken a product-specific approach to their enterprise content management (ECM) strategies: “document management for office docs, web content management for online content, records management for corporate records, and so on.” It often relies on complex workflows or business process management to drive processes. Business content includes office documents, presentations, spreadsheets, e-forms, web content, and mobile content.

Share 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia — Less than 4 Weeks to Go

Michael Sampson - Currents

With SharePoint being home to many capabilities such as, document management, team sites, social collaboration, and business intelligence, etc.,

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What are you doing with SharePoint? Overall Analysis

Michael Sampson - Currents

Overall, the top 4 application areas are: (1) supporting team collaboration, (2) publishing intranet content, (3) providing document management services, and (4) enabling workflow processes. Overall, the least used application areas are: (1) providing business intelligence and insight, (2) publishing Internet web sites, (3) managing business records, and (4) encouraging social collaboration. Last week I closed the What are you doing with SharePoint? survey.

Colligo Webinar on Getting Value from SharePoint: Q&A (Part 2 of 4)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Given my work in using SharePoint for collaboration, a lot of what I hear about is the collaboration pieces, plus also document management and intranet things. - In February, I was the guest speaker at a Colligo Networks webinar on 7 Ways to Get More from your SharePoint Deployment Now! There were a number of questions that were asked during the discussion that we didn't get to on the day, so we said we would answer by blog (and email). question #2.

AusLUG 2013 - My Session and the Workshop

Michael Sampson - Currents

And on Wednesday March 13, I'm running a post-conference workshop (which is a for-fee event): Doing Business with IBM Connections - A Workshop for Business Managers, Business Analysts, and IT Professionals Looking to Make the Most of Connections at their Organization, with Michael Sampson. The scenarios include co-authoring documents, managing meetings, running projects, and making decisions.

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Drive Business with IBM Connections Content Manager, Heidi Ambler (Social Connections V, Zurich)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Heidi Ambler, the Director of Product Management for Social Software at IBM Connections is presenting the opening keynote at Social Connections V. Question - "how to get from ideas to documented knowledge". new capability in Connections 4.5 - Connections Content Manager.

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