ECM (Enterprise Content Management):Technology, Architecture, and SharePoint

Venue: Residenza di Ripetta

Location: Rome, Italy

Event Date/Time: May 25, 2009 End Date/Time: May 26, 2009
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In this course we will provide a thorough introduction to and grounding in Enterprise Content Management technologies. Explain clearly how they work and why they will become of increasing importance to you and your organization, particularly in this age of financial restrictions. This will be a highly critical and supplier agnostic workshop, championing no particular vendor technology approach, but with critical insight into the strengths and limitations of all the leading systems.
The database may not be the right place to manage documents and email – hence the plethora of ECM tools, including Microsoft SharePoint to manage, search and present on the market. Understanding how to extract maximum value from content and analytical data is essential in modern organizations. Hence we will look at how to manage and exploit maximum value from ‘unstructured data’/’content’
and look at how you can best marry this information with your current ‘structured data’ activities. We will spend time looking at the vendor marketplace and how this is has evolved from its roots in Document Management and workflow to involvement with the Business Intelligence and Data Management world – and explore where potential conflicts may arise. The course will remain strictly vendor neutral and will aim to give real world examples and methods.
Overall this will be a highly practical course, suitable for both technical and more Business oriented attendees alike.
With immense document volumes (many estimate in excess of 80% of corporate data is unstructured) coursing through organizations, traditional Data Management approaches cannot cope. This leaves critical Business knowledge untapped, unmanaged and idle Business effectiveness and competitive advantage.

What you will learn

• A thorough understanding of ECM Technologies
• A foundation in which to structure potential ECM related projects
• A focus on SharePoint as a ECM system, how it works, is structured and its limitations
• Knowledge of key tools for change with ECM

He is a Principal at CMS Watch, covering ECM technologies and practices. Prior to joining CMS Watch, Mr. Pelz-Sharpe was a strategist and led the ECM Consulting team at Wipro one of the world’s largest IT services firms headquartered in India. He spent years with Ovum, the largest industry analyst firm in Europe, serving 3 years as Vice President and Research Director for the North America region. Mr. Pelz-Sharpe brings with him over 18 years of experience in IT and Business Consulting. He is recognised as a world expert on Document, Content and Information Management issues, and he has published numerous papers and articles on the topic. He currently authors the ECM Suites report for CMS Watch (probably the most detailed and extensive report of its kind) and is regularly quoted and featured in the industry press. Mr. Pelz-Sharpe has appeared as an expert guest on the BBC, BBC World, ABC and CNN International.


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