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How to Meet the NARA 2019/2022 Deadlines – PART 1 of 3

How to Meet the NARA 2019/2022 Deadlines – PART 1 of 3

In 2012, the Executive Office of the President of USA, Barack Obama issued a memorandum that defined the end of the road for paper-based workflows. The NARA 2019/2022 Deadline, as it’s known in the industry, expects government agencies to fully convert to digital...

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First Look at Alfresco Development Framework (ADF)

First Look at Alfresco Development Framework (ADF)

While looking for a replacement for an Alfresco Workdesk solution for our client at USDA, I heard from a co-worker that Alfresco had released their next generation UI Framework, aka Alfresco Development Framework (ADF), to replace their Share framework. After...

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A tale of Alfresco Share with CSRF and bad information

A tale of Alfresco Share with CSRF and bad information

Background Our company is currently engaged in a series of projects that require us to secure and harden our solutions based on requirements put forth by various organizational and recognized standards ranging from the Department Of Defense (DOD) Secure Technical...

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D2 Starter Project

D2 Starter Project

As you know from a previous post, it bothers me that out-of-the-box, D2 does NOTHING. In an effort to help validate D2 v4.5 installations and provide a test environment for my DQL Editor widget, I developed a simple "starter" application that I named "D-Top". D-Top...

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VIDEO – ArkCase and Ephesoft Integration

VIDEO – ArkCase and Ephesoft Integration

In this video, ArkCase demonstrates how to seamlessly integrate Ephesoft's document capture solution with the ArkCase Case Management solution.   Contact our expert ArkCase team today to learn how we can help you!

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VIDEO – How to use Alfresco’s Un-filed Record Features

VIDEO – How to use Alfresco’s Un-filed Record Features

In this video, Armedia Records Management specialist, Deja Nichols, will walk you through the Un-filed Record features within Alfresco Record Management. Interested in learning more about how Armedia can help you with Alfresco Record Management? Contact us today to...

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Alfresco Records Management – An Overview

In this video, Armedia's Records Management expert, Deja Nichols, gives you an overview of the Alfresco Records Management Module. Stay tuned for more from our Alfresco Records Management video blog series!

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Alfresco Records Management – An Overview

In this video, Armedia's Records Management expert, Deja Nichols, gives you an overview of the Alfresco Records Management Module. Stay tuned for more from our Alfresco Records Management video blog series!

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10 Tips for Working with xCP

10 Tips for Working with xCP

Currently, I am finishing up an EMC xCP project, and I would like to leave behind some tips I have had to discover the hard way. Hopefully, this will save you some time during your xCP project. Tip #1 – Have Well-Defined Use Cases I know it is usually a requirement...

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A Language Translation Service for Documentum

A Language Translation Service for Documentum

Providing content in users' native languages is becoming the expected norm. It is not uncommon for banks, credit card companies, insurers, government agencies, and manufactures to provide licensing agreements, rules and regulations, warranties (e.g., John Deere), and...

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Documentum Webtop Musings

Documentum Webtop Musings

Webtop has been Documentum's flagship user interface (UI) since its introduction in Documentum v5 (circa 2003) and has an enormous worldwide install base. It's built upon solid (though dated) technology, methodology, and standards. It's also built upon/with a solid...

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Spring Managed Alfresco Custom Activiti Java Delegates

Spring Managed Alfresco Custom Activiti Java Delegates

I recently needed to make a change to have Alfresco 4's Activiti call an object managed by Spring instead of a class that is called during execution.  Couple of reasons for this: A new enhancement was necessary to access a custom database table, so I needed to inject...

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How to Export Tabluar Data in Captiva 7

How to Export Tabluar Data in Captiva 7

Armedia has a customer using Captiva 7 to automatically capture tabular information from scanned documents. They wanted to export the tabular data to a CSV file to be analyzed in Excel. Capturing the tabular data in Captiva Desktop proved to be simple enough, the...

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Security and User Access Control in Ephesoft 3.1

  Overview of Ephesoft Security With an introduction of Single Sign-On (SSO) and other great new features, such as new Extraction (Fuzzy Key Field, Zone Extraction, Regular Expression Builder) and Classification (Test Classification Tool, Advanced DA Switch,...

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Ephesoft 3.1 – Thoughts on the Feature Demo

For those of you who may not have heard, Ephesoft 3.1 is now available and last week an in-depth demo of the new features was recorded.  You can view the Ephesoft feature demo here: For those without the 1 hour and 18 minutes to spare, below are some of the...

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Documentum Storage Decision Points – SAN versus NAS

When it comes to in-house IT services, every company has different practices.  We will stick to the basics, unless our company’s core product is cutting edge hardware or software.  Usually businesses follow the pack, and their system architects color within the lines....

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Slides From Today’s Webinar

In case you missed today's webinar in which we walked through our ArkCase solution framework with Alfresco Records Management, here are the slides from the presentation!! Acm and seamless records management integration webinar 3-4-14 from Armedia LLC   ArkCase is...

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Introducing TDGfABI – Say What?

Part of a solution that is being implemented for a current client involves implementing a custom retention framework.  Before you ask, no, Alfresco RM was not chosen.  Now that question is out of the way, testing retention is painful. The reason why I say this,...

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The Value of Workflow Based Reporting

Reporting is on every manager’s mind. “How can I provide the real-time facts about the progress of my department?,” “How do I get the funding I need?,” “How can I be sure changes in my organization are getting done correctly?” These are some of the questions we have...

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Alfresco Content.gov 2014 – ArkCase Presentation

Thank you to everyone who turned out for our presentation this morning at Content.gov!! In case you missed the presentation, here are our slides from the event. For more information about ArkCase, CLICK HERE to learn about our upcoming webinar! Content gov2014 armedia...

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Alfresco Auto-Update Failed Error Message

In my last blog, I introduced a complete backup and restore strategy for Alfresco and a custom application that has synchronized data (Alfresco holds repository documents, Application DB holds application specific data). PROBLEM BACKGROUND: Another issue I ran into...

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ArkCase: Getting Some Love

It's been a long time (OK, a few years) since I last wrote about ArkCase.  What's been happening since then? We wrote the ArkCase  framework using Spring and Spring MVC.  It was successful: we supported a few customers.  One customer was very large and required many...

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Creating an ECM Advisory Board – The Team

When creating an ECM charter, one of the first things that should be accomplished is deciding who within your organization should be a member of this core team. This step is extremely important, as these members will be responsible for the project scope within the...

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Integrating Workflow and Custom Forms in Alfresco

Recently, while working with a client I went through the course of understanding their business processes.  What transpired was a fairly complex process.  It started out simple:   Complete form, submit to manager. Manager reviews, either rejects for more...

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Alfresco for Government: Do More with Less

In today’s information-centric age, government organizations face the daunting challenge of offering enhanced services to citizens while simultaneously improving efficiencies and cutting costs. Let’s face it, whether you’re talking about the Affordable Care Act, the...

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Ephesoft Solution Blog – Batch Separation

Ephesoft is a great open architecture capture platform, and it is easy to find blogs and articles that support this. However, not as much is available out there to provide solution or development tips for the platform. So, as one of the frontier Ephesoft developers...

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Alfresco- Understanding the DoD 5015 Certification

For federal record managers, the importance of the DoD 5015 Chapter 2 Certification is widely understood as the de facto records management standard in North America. It defines the basic requirements that must be met by records management applications acquired by the...

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Section 508 Compliance and SharePoint

As most of you know by now, Section 508 is about providing access to information technology for disabled Americans. Since its implementation, the rush to become Section 508 compliant has led to most all of the focus having been placed on the Internet and other...

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Caliente Benchmark

Armedia's Caliente is a high-performance content migration tool designed to quickly and easily import content and metadata into a variety of leading content management systems (CMS). Caliente has been used in numerous projects delivered by Armedia and is currently in...

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Alfresco Content.gov 2013 Presentation

Did you miss our recent presentation at Alfresco Content.gov? No worries! We've posted the slides here as well as additional information about the use of Alfresco within the Federal Government. Armedia fda cstar doc man_content gov_alfresco_20130305 from Armedia LLC...

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Query Results Truncated in Documentum

Recently, some colleagues and I were discussing whether the Content Server truncated result sets for large queries. They insisted that it did and that the largest result set Documentum would return was 1000 rows or 350 rows from any single source (the default values...

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Finding an Object’s Content File in Documentum

You probably know that Documentum (in its default state) stores content on the file system and retains a pointer to the content in its database. Likely, you have navigated the file store on the Content Server and discovered directories like...

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Birds of a Feather? Alfresco and Ephesoft

In our last blog we discussed the value and inherent benefits of integrating Alfresco, the open source enterprise content management platform, and Ephesoft, the open source intelligent document capture solution, in an enterprise solution. In this blog, let’s look at...

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Tips for Starting an Enterprise Document Capture Project

In today’s world, it is critical that businesses and government organizations are able to capture and fully utilize all of the information they have at their disposal, this includes information found on both paper and electronic documents. This is where intelligent...

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Part III – Connecting to a Documentum Repository

 Once you have successfully completed the steps from Part II and the application has restarted following the steps takes to create a connection to the Documentum repository from my previous blog, you will need to establish the connection to the Documentum Content...

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Part II – Create a Connection to a Documentum Repository

Once you have completed the steps taken in Part I of this series, you need to create the connection. In order to utilize the integration between the Adobe FrameMaker application and the Documentum Content Server Repository, connection information must be added and...

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Alfresco and Ephesoft Together in the Enterprise

Over the past several years there has been a significant growth of interest around paperless office initiatives, as well as usage of enterprise-wide Records/ Document management solutions. However, a vast number of office-related tasks are still being conducted on...

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SharePoint 2010 – Documentum Integration

There are a number of blogs out there that talk about the EMC products that integrate SharePoint 2010 with Documentum along with the pros and cons of each product. However, I found the task of locating authoritative references to be infinitely more challenging....

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Unable to open any pages in SharePoint 2010

I have SharePoint 2010 installed locally on my laptop where I do my development. I don't develop for SharePoint all the time so there are gaps between when I might be looking at my local SharePoint. Getting back to SharePoint development I attempted to deploy my new...

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Drupal/ Alfresco Integration is The Word on the Street!

The excitement is palpable. The benefits of a Drupal/ Alfresco integration are considerable, both from a developer and an end-user's perspective. And users of one of these open source systems have already recognized this. So, what are the two system's at play in this...

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Printing From a SharePoint Visual Web Part

I recently built a SharePoint (SP) Visual Web Part (VWP) with two calendar controls and a literal control. The calendar controls are used to filter the content of a specific list and the results are displayed in the literal control. The literal control only has the...

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Tips for Documenting your Business Process Workflow

When implementing a bpm automation solution, it is important to first understand what the customer’s current workflow really looks like. With all of the talk about business process optimization, a common problem is that companies and organizations often do not go into...

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Case Management and FOIA Compliance

Armedia has done several presentations now on how software for case management can be extremely beneficial in enabling federal it solutions to experience increased efficiency in handling FOIA requests. With a large portion of the United States Federal Government now...

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Federal Cloud Computing Challenges Part 3: Data Management

  In a Statement by Dr. David McClure, Associate Administrator, Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technology, at an April 2011 Senate Subcommittee Hearing, McClure stated one of the biggest challenges federal agencies face in migrating to the cloud is...

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Captiva InputAccel Tutorial

For the past few months I have been deeply engaged in a Captiva InputAccel project. The requirements for this project were fairly simple and generic: scan documents (capture), enhance (de-skew and read bar code), extract (OCR and index), and export (to Documentum and...

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Armedia Case Management – Content.gov Presentation

Did you miss Alfresco's Content.gov event today in Washington, DC? Dont worry!! Here are the slides from Armedia's presentation.   https://www.slideshare.net/ArmediaLLC/armedia-nci-content-govalfresco20120124v10   For more information about ArkCase CLICK...

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Armedia Government IT Solutions: HUD and FOIA Compliance

Without a doubt, one of the biggest challenges government it solutions have had to overcome in recent years is handling FOIA requests. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is the law which requires federal agencies to provide access to documents and information that...

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Slides from the CONNtext Webinar

Last week, Armedia held a webinar demonstrating the key features of CONNtext, our solution which allows for Maximo integration with FileNet. The CONNtext solution enables real-time bi-directional synchronization between IBM's Maximo Asset Management suite and IBM ECM...

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Content Security: The Forgotten Project Feature

Throughout my many years of experience in the system and software development area, I have noticed one major thing that always seems to be at the top of requirements but becomes relegated to somewhere lower in priority as the project proceeds, only to come back to the...

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An Insider’s Perspective: The CPSC Project

It was in the fall of 2010 when I got a call that began my engagement on one of the most interesting projects that I have worked on in recent times. The situation, the project was with one of the leading product safety regulators in the world.  The international arm...

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Annotate This!

Over the past 12 months (or maybe longer) I have been involved with 2 separate projects involved in Alfresco integration with Daeja ViewONE Pro. Daeja ViewONE Pro is a java applet designed to allow users to apply annotations to any* document within a document...

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I’m in eRoom, Get Me Out of Here!

[turns up amplifier, cranks up volume to 11, puts Huey Lewis and the News vinyl on record player....] I start up Visual Studio 6.0 and settle down to some nostalgic programming with Visual Basic (VB) 6.  Ah, college memories come flooding back and strangely not many...

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Debugging SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Edition Upgrade

I've been doing my SharePoint development and testing using a locally installed instance of SharePoint. I originally installed my development environment following the instructions found in the MSDN library: "Setting Up the Development Environment for SharePoint 2010...

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Project Estimating: Lesson Learned

Hi, this is Scott Roth.  I am new to Armedia and Armedia's blog.  I have been watching the past few weeks as Dave, Tim and Judy have shared their cutting edge technology lessons learned with you.  Personally, I have found these posts incredibly insightful and had to...

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Using SharePoint Designer 2010 to Add Custom Buttons

Sharepoint Designer  2010 provides a great quick way to add simple actions to your SharePoint application. I have a project that I wanted to add a couple buttons that would allow the user to navigate away from a "Drop-Off" library to the libraries where files are...

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The latest word on SharePoint 2010 and CMIS REST bindings

A while back I described the problems I had checking files out of SharePoint 2010 using CMIS REST bindings (more specifically, using the excellent Apache Chemistry OpenCMIS client API for CMIS). At the time, it seemed odd to me Microsoft would release a CMIS stack...

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CMIS, SharePoint 2010, and File Checkins

A while back I wrote about checking out a SharePoint 2010 file using CMIS.  Getting checkout working excited me so much I forgot to try checking the file back in! Turns out there are a few tricks. We use Apache Chemistry as our CMIS client.  Chemistry's checkin method...

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SharePoint 2010 – REST Atom Service and JAVA, part 2

This is the second of two blogs where I demonstrate how to use the openCMIS library from a JAVA client to connect to a CMIS enabled SharePoint site through the REST Atom service of SharePoint. My previous blog “SharePoint 2010 – REST Atom Service.” provided...

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Sharepoint 2010: REST Atom Service and JAVA

  This is the first of two blogs where I demonstrate how to use the openCMIS library from a JAVA client to connect to a CMIS enabled SharePoint site through the REST Atom service of SharePoint. The “lessons learned” and tips I include come from examining MSDN and...

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HOW TO: SharePoint 2010 – Implementing CMIS

I was tasked to create a SharePoint site and enable it for CMIS access from a java application we were developing.  Since this was new to me, I wanted to establish a SharePoint to SharePoint connection using CMIS before trying to connect from our java...

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CMIS, SharePoint 2010, and file checkouts

SharePoint 2010 is the first SharePoint with a CMIS adapter.  SharePoint 2010 offers a Web Part to request data from other CMIS servers (e.g. Alfresco and Documentum), and a CMIS producer to offer data to CMIS clients (e.g. Apache Chemistry). Theoretically this means...

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Beginner Thoughts on Alfresco Architecture

If you asked me three months ago if I enjoy developing to Alfresco’s repository and Share UI (specifically Enterprise 3.3.3), it would have been a frustrated “NO…” -- Not frustration about WANTING to learn a new product, since that is always exciting and challenging,...

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Information In CONNtext

I’m sure that some of you read the title of this blog and feared that someone missed spell check when titling it CONNtext; however the unusual spelling is quite intentional. CONNtext, a play on the words connector and context, is an Armedia developed solution that...

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More Thoughts on Data

In my previous blog, Data, the Neglected Part of Content Management,  I discussed the importance of structured data within a cms. Getting a good structured data design to compliment the design of the overall content management solution can be dirty work; not quite...

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Speaking IBM FileNet

In my years of working in the content management space I've experienced the challenges of switching horses, sorry I mean platform vendors more than once. Terminology aside, it's hard to quickly understand let alone master a new platform simply because how each...

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UX Corner: Instant Usability Testing

I've been experimenting with a really clever usability testing technique that uses human intelligence to collect quantitative data about a user's experience. The way a development project traditionally gathers this data is through conducting a study—gathering...

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Practical steps to improve Documentum RMA performance

RMA is typically slow and recently we were asked to make it faster and explaining the WDK stack is not why we were brought in. The application consisted of custom everything (menu items, functionality, workflows, lifecycles, alias sets, object types, complex security...

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Think Alfresco from Documentum perspective –Take 1

When you work for a while in the software you get numbed to “technologies have come and gone...” occasionally though some become commodities and others trend setters. We have seen that with many products like Apache, Tomcat, Lucene, Drupal …etc that have stabilized...

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Documentum-Composer

It was year 2004, when I was first introduced to EMC Documentum. As I first fired up the DAB IDE, I felt man this IDE is Unintuitive, slow and cryptic. Apart from learning the DFC API’s in Documentum, getting accustomed to DAB itself was an excruciating experience....

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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and The Last Great Hope

Anything that defines the “future of productivity” deserves a welcoming befitting a king: “the lion roars back”! Luscious superlatives take a number... And now back to our regularly scheduled program… Yes, SharePoint 2010 has arrived (officially since mid-May). Yes,...

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So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, eRoom

A simple goal – “export, transform, load” – the destination is a matter of choice. EMC eRoom is going away.  It has been marked as End of Life (EOL) so what next?  EMC Documentum have 2 options: EMC Documentum Collaboration Services; EMC Documentum Centerstage. ...

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Let there be guitar!

What happens when you combine Ligero and EMC Documentum when developers have a spare moment. You get: Rockumentum! The question was thrown out in casual conversation - "Hey, do you think we could turn Documentum into a Jukebox?". So what else would you do with your...

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A Case for Dinosaurs

In the 1993 hit movie “Jurassic Park” the young heroine, Lex, is inside the park’s main control room. The computer console is in front of her. The resurrected Velociraptors are pressing hard on doors and windows trying to break through for a tasty human snack. The...

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The Andy Fastow Subtext…

File this under: “what the …”, “huh?!”, “is this ECM related…”, or “let’s bear with it for a bit, it may go somewhere…”. So for those of you who may not have heard: The Andy Fastow Story is a far-fetched, weird and wonderful fantasy about a man who single-handedly...

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Migrating CAD Drawings into Documentum

Anyone who has ever attempted a data migration knows that there is no such thing as 'a smooth transfer of power', as it were. From learning both the legacy system and the new system, business processes, data clean-up, data mapping, deciding between existing tools and...

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High Volume Server (Part 2)

HVS (Part 2) Data Partitioning Before we delve into Data Partitioning, here’s a review of some fundamental database concepts. In terms of this article the focus will be on Oracle as the database. Fundamental Database (ORACLE) concepts: A Table: (i) Stores structured...

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To D6 or “Deep 6”

Most of us in IT can think of many things we would rather do than upgrade systems and software; for example, maybe take a nice trip to the dentist, or perhaps volunteer as the test subject in an IRS agent, audit training class. If you finally have your Documentum 5.3...

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High Volume Server (HVS) Part1

After hearing so much about EMC Documentum HVS, we decided to look under the hood to understand what the hype was all about. What is HVS? Made broadly available in version 6.5 (you need to purchase the key) it is a generic term that refers to 3 broad areas of...

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The Future Is So Like Old

“I was making my plans when life happened.”  (John Lennin)  I should have Googled that quote. What just happened? I presented a “quote.” I discredited the quote and myself by admitting that I did not do even minimal research on a commonly used Web source. I misspelled...

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Producing Quality Given Time Constraints

The schedule is an ever present aspect of application development. Engineers must constantly balance producing quality work against given time constraints. This is why most engineers are constantly searching for tools and techniques that allow them to deliver more quality work in less time. Techniques, like software patterns, focus on the quality aspect of the software while many tools focus on productivity. When an engineer finds something that allows him/her to both increase productivity as well as improve the quality of work delivered, it deserves special attention.

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Reveille RealTime for Documentum?

You may have heard of the Reveille Management Console for Documentum D5/D6 and Reveille for Captiva InputAccel – the only solutions that can proactively and automatically monitor, diagnose and repair your DCTM/Captiva installation, but what is Reveille RealTime (RRT),...

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Custom Views in Alfresco

Have you ever wanted to impart information about a space, but without having to force the user to open a document, or perform a search? A custom view is a portal that can be attached visually to a space. It is a great way to convey information about a space and it's...

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