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ECM, CMS, WCM terms – Twitionary

March 4th, 2010 Comments off

It doesn’t take much activity in the realm of Twitter to find that these acronyms (ECM, CMS & WCM see the Glossary at bottom of page) produce some strong opinions at 140 characters per post.  There are arguments to exclude programs or include SaaS solutions under the CMS umbrella.  There are polemics about some mainstream systems like Sharepoint.

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Filename conversion for Open Text’s eDocs DM

December 11th, 2008 2 comments

I needed a quick tool to convert document numbers to filenames.  We have an old tool that someone either wrote or we found somewhere but everything’s in the interface and it’s not totally accurate so I wrote a quick .NET component into which you can pass the document number and it’ll give you the calculated portion of the filename.  Add that to the DocServer_Loc and Path, the Version and SubVersion and voila you’ll pretty much know the filename.

The interface I wrote with this already has the Version and SubVersion options (default configurations have 99 versions and 26 subversions plus the “!” to indicate no subversions).  The interface also has minimal error handling.

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Enterprise Content Management

October 26th, 2007 Comments off

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.

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