Wednesday, January 28, 2009

AIIM SharePoint Webinar

If you missed the webinar, you can still hear a recording of it.

Great questions from the crowd, and a record setting attendance. The survey was interesting in terms of the qualification of respondents. Carl invited 1000 people to respond. 616 unique organizations responded. Carl then lobbed off companies smaller than 100 people, which brought the number down to 512. Then he dropped anyone who was not in production which he defined as having both business group and IT blessing for the implementation.

Carl mentioned that he gets about a dozen pings a day from organizations looking for SharePoint talent. He attributes this to the high demand for the product, but also the fact that integration is not easy and training is not readily available.

Of the organizations that gave up their implementations, 48% stated their chief concerns were security and integration. And if you can’t secure and integrate your content management system, it’s really not much more than a file share.

Monday, January 26, 2009

SharePoint - Truth and Fiction

Oracle is sponsoring an AIIM webinar titled "SharePoint – Truth and Fiction." In a recent AIIM study, over 400 organizations shared their opinions and experiences concerning Microsoft SharePoint. So what did we find? Well, as you would expect, SharePoint works well for file sharing. And it works OK for employee facing websites. But it is rarely used for WCM, DAM, Records Management, BPM/Complex workflow, etc. Also, organizations are finding that it costs way more than expected as a platform for development of custom solutions.

I think what is interesting about that is the comparison of Microsoft’s positioning versus reality. They have pushed SharePoint as an ECM solution that can do anything. But the reality is that when you push it to do more than the basics, insanity ensues.

It certainly is an area of interest however – over 2,000 people have signed up for this webcast, which blows away any previous record for an AIIM webcast.

The event takes place Jan. 28 | 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST, and a recording will be available afterward.

To check it out, sign up here:

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Customer Success With Oracle Enterprise Portals

Oracle has just announced a portal webcast series entitled “Increase Success and Reduce Costs with Oracle Enterprise Portals.” This series, like the Survive or Thrive content management series, will be a great chance to hear customers talk about the challenges they have faced, decisions they have made, and the results they have attained by implementing their portal strategies.

The first in the series is titled “Success Through Communities: How McKesson and Oracle Drive Tighter Customer Relationships through Portal Technology.” McKesson will talk about how they enable rapid 'communities' deployment and 'experience definitions,' helping them respond more rapidly to customer interests. Thursday, January 29th, 11:00 a.m. PST

The next in the series is titled “Success Through Customizations: How South Florida Water Management District and Oracle Keep the Largest Environmental Project on Track with Portal Technology” This agency is the leading agency in restoring America's Everglades – the largest environmental project in the nation's history. Thursday, February 5th, 11:00 a.m. PST

On Feburary 25, the session will be “Success through Consolidation: How Embry-Riddle Simplifies Access to Information and Services with Oracle Portal Technology.” And the last in the series will be “Success Through Migrations: How Alibris Adopted an Innovative Portal Platform Using Oracle WebLogic Portal Framework,” and will take place on Tuesday, March 10, 2009.