SharePoint: The Enterprise Content Bus

Did you know….. If you own or use a Mac the only way that you can install and use Microsoft Office applications is by purchasing an Office 365 account? No disc, no download, no other way to install Word, PowerPoint etc. Yup, you are forced into a subscription model for that software. The good news is that you can buy MS Office for $15 per month, the bad news is that you will be doing that for as long as Read more

Dropbox Hits 300 Million Deadbeat Subscribers

We re-posted this article from our old site, because Dropbox is part of our ongoing narrative. On May 29th 2015, Dropbox announced that it now has 300,000,000 subscribers.  The announcement was made in a clever way, with the image on the left placed on their blog and in some other news outlets.  (Notice by the way how tall the door is…) Thats a staggering number by any measure. What is even more staggering is that about a month ago (April Read more

Microsoft: Complex on Purpose

Microsoft offers lots of different software, most of which offers great capability. However, much of the capability is lost and therefore underutilized by the masses because of the level of complexity. This appears to be by design. There are many factors behind the complexity of many applications. These factors range from the quality of the code from the onset of the project – poor coding at the beginning seems to snowball as a project grows – to making an application Read more

How do Modern Enterprises Really Manage Content? Old-ECM vs. New-ECM

I have always resisted using the term Enterprise Content Management. What I struggled with was a simple question. Why are we calling the document management solution in a finance department with 50 users “enterprise content management”, especially when the other 79,950 employees don’t even know what that is? It seemed a bit bold, self serving and aggrandizing. For years now I have asked a room full of people using SharePoint to raise their hand if they know what ECM is. Read more