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Recognition Hardware Software Strategy


Is SharePoint too IT-focused?

Doug Miles, Director of Market Intelligence for AIIM, the global community of information management professionals, looks at enterprise use of Microsoft SharePoint and asks 'Why is SharePoint still a DM solution driven mainly by the CIO?'

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Hyland life

Hyland Software recently held its Europe and Africa Summit in London. DM Editor David Tyler took the opportunity to catch up with the company's President and CEO, Bill Priemer

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Content rich?

Many companies seem preoccupied with 'big data', but they will struggle to extract the real insights and opportunities buried deep within their content unless they have a practical strategy, says Actuate's Vice President of Product Marketing, Jeff Morris

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Under doctor's orders

CCube exhibits at major healthcare event

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Formscan gets the ABBYY habit

New partner for recognition specialists

Anytime, anywhere, any device

ReadSoft launches new set of mobile apps

Sign of the times

DocuSign brings digital signatures to the cloud with new release

Case studies

Capturing everything but the kitchen sink

Electronic order processing is making dream kitchens into a reality faster and more efficiently, thanks to IRISXtract for Documents .

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Product Review

PleaseReview 5

We first looked at PleaseReview a couple of years ago, at which time it was already on its way to becoming established as a unique and powerful tool: whether reviewing or co-authoring documents within a department, across the enterprise (inside or outside the firewall) or with customers, partners and suppliers, PleaseReview expedites the process within its secure, structured and controlled environment.

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DM Awards 2013

DM Awards 2013: Seventh heaven

Once again the West End's prestigious Hotel Russell offered the perfect setting for the seventh annual DM Awards, co-hosted this year by ex-England cricketer Chris Cowdrey and comedian/writer Stephen Grant.

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Workflow/BPM Product of the Year - DM Awards 2013


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Data Destruction & Shredding Company of the Year - DM Awards 2013

WINNER: Printwaste.

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Document Manager Resource Guide (DMRG)

About the DMRG

The Document Manager Resource Guide aims to bring you the information you need, in the format of most use to you. Whether you are comparing hardware suppliers, sourcing relevant resellers, or looking for a new system development, this online directory offers the most comprehensive resource available for this market. Click here to find out more.

DMRG Highlights: Abbyy

ABBYY is a leading provider of document recognition, data capture, and linguistic technologies

DMRG Highlights: Kainos

Kainos is a thriving technology company with particular expertise in three core markets - healthcare, financial services and public sector.

White Papers

Intelligent Document Understanding

Kodak's guide to transforming a whirlwind of data, from very different sources and formats, into valuable business knowledge

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Capture at Point of Entry or Point of Origination?

There's a lot of talk these days about a new approach to distributed scanning dubbed "Point of Origination™," but has the rhetoric gone too far? Ibml's Dan Lucarini considers the key issues

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Welcome to the first Document Manager e-newsletter of 2014 - our New Year's resolution is to continue to grow our readership after a phenomenally successful first year!

In this issue we take a close look at what's happening with SharePoint, as it matures into the DM/ECM product it had so long promised to be. Or does it? AIIM's Doug Miles argues that despite recent improvements in the product itself, there is still a tendency for SharePoint to be seen through too much of an IT manager's viewpoint, and that may be holding back wider acceptance and use.

Miles comments: "... SharePoint is still an IT-driven platform. This is a fact clearly reflected in the high levels of customisation felt necessary to make it work as a DM/ECM solution, reluctant user take-up, and the limited spread of business processes we found it supporting. Should the DM community be satisfied with this? I hope we can all agree that any DM conversation being conducted just in the IT department is not ever going to be a helpful one to the organisation as a whole, and this is something the DM community should be addressing."

Let us know if you agree, we'd love to hear your views for future issues.

David Tyler


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