Friday, October 26, 2007

Enterprise Content Management

Enterprise Content Management or ECM is a concept that I'm working on now. I expect this to be a learning process where things I think I know now are challenged both by the more data I gather and changes to current information paradigms and governance.

Background: my experience has been with Open Text's LiveLink eDocs system (I started back before they purchased Hummingbird when the product was PC Docs). I have several years of experience in this product and am fluent in extending and administrating its management for multiple users across multiple locations.

While I plan to share content on my experiences with the principles of ECM, document management (DM), business process management (BPM) and information lifecycle management (ILM), I will refrain from discussing particular situations that might tend to compromise the value and security of companies that have trusted me to implement, extend or administrate their IP via these tools and concepts.

WARNING: I am verbose and while I have to limit my communication and check my content while working, this outlet is an opportunity for me to express myself and explain whatever it is I'm presenting so don't expect me to limit things too much.

Monday, October 22, 2007


We reached a plateau recently with an implementation that took about 24 months. The last 6 of which had me working a lot (not as much as some, more than others).

I got re-energized while attending a class shortly after the implementation and finding that my knowledge and skillset for this particular product was considered very strong by the instructor and other attendees. Following the positive feedback I got from these people I've started putting more time into my career-building and networking. I'm working on certification, joined several groups, started digging into white papers and instructional material again and created a new web presence for a potential business.

I've enjoyed learning and coding more around the topics lately than I have in awhile.

Hopefully I'll have more to add over the coming months regarding this refocusing.