Why Syncplicity?

As the last segment in this series covering Syncplicity (don’t worry there will certainly be more), perhaps the most often asked question I get is, “why Syncplicity?”  For this I met up with Jeetu Patel (CMO/CSO of EMC’s IIG Division) to get a deeper understanding.   Here, Jeetu provides insights into Continue reading

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It’s Time to Hop into The Deep Water of Big Data

Guest Blogger: John Mancini, author of

John Mancini is an author, speaker and respected leader of the AIIM global community of . He is a catalyst in , ,  and  technology adoption and an advocate for the new generation of experts who are driving the . John predicts that the next three years will generate more change in the way we deploy enterprise technologies and whom we trust with this task than in the previous two decades. He is President and CEO of .


I see three primary drivers for all of the current interest in Big Data and Big Content.

There is no better source to start your thinking about Big Data and Big Content than Continue reading

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Balancing Productivity & Trust

As part of our ongoing coverage on Syncplicity, I thought it would be helpful to get a deeper understanding of the concept of “balancing productivity and trust.”   To help with this I turned once again to Jeetu Patel (CMO/CSO of EMC’s IIG Division), since he has spoken quite a bit on this topic.  In this segment, we discuss Continue reading

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Finally, Delivering Sync and Share that CIO’s Trust and “New User’s” Love

Now that the dust has settled around the announcement of EMC’s acquisition of Syncplicity, I thought it would be a good time to share some perspectives on this latest move. So why is this announcement so significant?

The Macro Trends

To answer this, we need to first understand the forces that are shaping our work patterns and overall expectations as users.  For all intents and purposes, we have all become the “New User” (e.g. across all demographics – not just GenY/C).  We are all more mobile and social than ever before and have become very comfortable interacting with Cloud/SaaS-based applications. We are using an average of 5-7 different devices and are very active when it comes to sharing content Continue reading

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With the advent of the “New User” and rapid innovations in mobile, social, and cloud computing, we are beginning to see fundamental changes in how people do work.  To get a better understanding of the forces shaping this environment, I tracked down Jeetu Patel (CMO/CSO of EMC’s IIG Division) to get his perspectives on the matter.  In this segment, we discuss the macro trends impacting

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I recently had the opportunity to speak at the (or ACM Live 2012 conference) hosted by Tom Koulopoulos with the Delphi Group.  Tom and I have known each other since the early days of BPM, so it was really good to reconnect once again.  During our interactive video interview (with audience Q&A), Tom and I discussed the ways in which Case Management enables business transformation, and  real-world customer use-cases – including Generali Hellas Insurance, which won the  WfMC (Workflow Management Coalition)  2012 Gold Award for Excellence in Adaptive Case Management (also announced at this event).  In addition, we covered the critical success factors for organizations to realize the highlighted benefits and Big Data’s evolving impact on Case Management and BPM applications.

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The Four Requirements for Establishing Pervasive Governance

While on another long flight, stuffed in a middle seat (yes, the glamour of travel), I reflected back on the presentations that I had recently done covering compliance (Gartner PCC, AIIM, MER (Managing Electronic Records), and EMC’s Momentum User Group Conferences).  Given the positive feedback and requests for the content, I thought it might be helpful to discuss the key requirements that make Pervasive Governance possible.  To better understand the Continue reading

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