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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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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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The Benefits of IBM i Document Management Systems, Part 1

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documentmgmtsoftware.pngIndependently or as part of an IBM i paperless processing system, document management software provides many significant benefits to an organization. Most organizations can enjoy the following six benefits after installing an IBM i document management package.

  1. Major cost reductions
  2. Professional forms design
  3. Multiple delivery options
  4. Secure delivery
  5. Digitized archiving, retrieval, and resending
  6. Report and auditing capabilities

For the next two weeks, I’ll look at these ...

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Five Holiday Toasts for the IBM i World

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iStock_000059201880_Full.jpgIn the spirit of gratefulness, holiday joy, and fellowship, I offer up these five IBM i-oriented toasts for you and your loved ones this holiday season.

May your IBM i run peacefully, smoothly, and uneventfully this holiday season

May you suffer no hiccups or early morning software and hardware alerts, and may your System Monitoring and Notification software stay quiet on the ...

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