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Problems Take Center Stage When Designing a Document Strategy Part 1

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Problems Take Center Stage When Designing a Document Strategy

Do you ever feel that when you start researching a problem, the more you dig into it, the more complicated it becomes? For example, type your problem into Google and what do you get? Only about 2.5 million hits!

It’s frustrating and overwhelming. Google’s search algorithm aside, one of the reasons you get so much information ...

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When Designing a Document Strategy, First Find Out Where You Are

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Have you been keeping up with this series of blog posts on designing a document strategy? If not, I recommend that you read the previous three posts. In this post, I’m going to cover the first overall step in designing a document strategy, which is the baseline assessment. As in the previous posts on document strategy, I will draw heavily on Kevin Craine’s book, Designing ...

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One way to Measure Your Company’s Success: How Well Does It Manage Documents?

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When you think of your work, your day-to-day tasks, do you think of the documents you use as tools? Answering “yes” seems obvious, yet for most of us, it’s probably not something we consciously think about. Perhaps this attitude stems from the fact that the document has been with us since the dawn of human civilization. But however ubiquitous the company ...

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“Key Documents” Can Help Open the Door to a Company-Wide Document Strategy

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Whether you’re in the trenches of IT, at the level of CIO, or somewhere in between, you’ve no doubt heard about the importance of an organization having a document strategy.

Maybe your company already has a document strategy in place or is working toward having one. That’s great! But if you work for one of those 75% of organizations that don’t have a document strategy, read on.

Developing and following a document strategy isn’t as simple as implementing the “best” content management ...

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Losing Sleep Over IBM i System Failures? Get 24/7 Monitoring.

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MessageFlex 2.0 We are excited to announce a major upgrade to MessageFlex, our system notification and monitoring software. We first introduced MessageFlex in 2009 as a tool for IT Managers to be notified 24/7 about any interruptions or malfunctions to their IBM i, iSeries, and AS/400.  It’s a “peace of mind” protocol that generates an immediate text message, email, or instant message ...

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Licensing IBM i Third-Party Software for High Availability

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Many IBM i shops run high availability (HA) software on a backup IBM i system.

In an HA environment, IBM i work management, user profiles, devices, programs, and data are replicated to a backup machine on a minute-by-minute basis. This creates a “warm” replica of your processing environment that production can be quickly switched over to in a disaster, such as a ...

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Mapping an IBM i IFS Share to a Windows Network Drive

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iStock_000028037006_XXXLarge_web.jpgMany IBM i software packages store stream file data like PDFs, Excel spreadsheets, emails, Web pages, and log files on the Integrated File System (IFS). And because we live in an integrated world, Windows users need to map their Windows desktops to the IFS as network drives, so they can access this information the same way they access folders on other Windows servers.

If you’re a Network administrator or PC ...

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