Entries by Ken Lownie

Application Decommissioning: Stop Paying for What You Do Not Use

Based on past surveys, we have found that the majority of IT organizations have enterprise software systems that they continue to manage long after they have been replaced, solely as storage for content. The result is wasted spending and unnecessary risk, both of which you can reduce with an application decommissioning initiative. Application decommissioning centers […]

OPEX Week 2018: Now I’m a Believer

I spent four days in Orlando in January, but don’t be jealous. I was at a trade event, the OPEX Week World Summit, where Everteam had a booth and a presentation. I attended because some of the people who go to this particular event are our customers, and others work for companies who we would […]

Three Application Archiving Approaches: Which One is Your Organization?

Organizations approach managing product application content in different ways. There are a variety of decision drivers, but overall, we’ve found three fundamental types of organizational approaches: the Deliberate Hoarders, the Confused Collectors, and the Careful Curators. Deliberate Hoarders Deliberate Hoarders are the organizations that have a simple rule for the content created by their applications: […]

A 5 Step Approach to Information Governance

When implemented properly, your information governance program supports the creation, storage, use, valuation, archiving and deletion of information. Effective information governance requires a set of processes and tools that support specific actions over the lifecycle of each type of content you create in your organization. One way to approach your information governance plan is to […]

Managing Documentum Content for the Long Term

With the sale of the Documentum business to OpenText, enterprises with built-out Documentum infrastructures are looking at their options. Some will recommit to Documentum, and some will set a path to move to alternative content management technologies. All of them, however, will have to decide how to manage the large volume of content they have […]

Kofax & Everteam announce an end-to-end digital transformation solution

Kofax & Everteam announce an end-to-end digital transformation solution for the document processing and content management Enterprises undergoing digital transformation face challenges in managing the exponential growth of business content, which puts strain on meeting compliance requirements and IT cost constraints. Transforming paper and digital content into seamless business workflows is a growing challenge as […]

Six Questions to Ask Before Your Next Content Management Project

For the last twenty years, decisions about document and content management systems were basically about one thing: Which vendor’s product to use.  The major Enterprise Content Management (ECM) vendors — IBM, Documentum and OpenText — all had similar offerings. Each provided a monolithic platform with a broad range of functionality, with the understanding that they […]

Reducing Information Risk through Effective Governance

This post was written by Joe Shepley, VP President and Practice Leader at Doculabs. Information risk is one of the most significant risks facing organizations today. Whether because of sensitive data (such as PII, PHI, or PCI), which will generate negative PR and substantial fines if breached, or intellectual property (IP), which will lead to […]