10 Years After

April 7, 2019

Today is my 10th anniversary of this blog. What did I learn with it?

1. Having a great domain name is cool, but it doesn’t really do anything. No one is looking for blogs anymore, generally, because
2. Almost all personal blogs are on Facebook, which is better for history, photos, and friends. Still,
3. It is great for forcing you to organize your thoughts. I was in better touch with a variety of things for having a blog.
4. It is fun for personal branding, which I never cared that much about other than the fun part.
5. It is a record of articles I wrote elsewhere even after those publications and sites crater.
6. Here is to the next ten years…

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iPhone suggestions

January 5, 2019

This article had many useful insights that changed how I use my iPhone. In particular, there is an Accessibility setting that makes it easy to get bigger text so that you don’t need glasses to read everything. Happy New Year

Recent Post on Content Types and Retention Labels

October 31, 2018

Here and here are a two part article I wrote in CMSWire on Content Types and Retention Labels. In all of my articles over the years, I have relied heavily on the expertise of Brad Teed, and will miss working with him.

New Gartner ECM Magic Quadrant

October 29, 2018

Here is the new Gartner ECM Magic Quadrant. Most of the leaders are in familiar places. Microsoft leads all in ability to execute and Box is newly on the chart.

Events in Office 365

April 25, 2018

Microsoft announced their Event framework for Advanced Data Governance (ADG) this week. Gimmal has been working with them on this capability for the last year, and we believe it adds significant capability to their cloud based governance. Here is a link to a presentation we made with them last year that illustrates a common scenario. An employee is terminated in an organization that uses SAP as its ERP system, Office 365 for document management, and Advanced Data Governance for content governance for Office 365 workloads. When the employee is terminated in SAP HR, all of the documents in SAP related to that user are made final and started through a disposition lifecycle according to organizational policy. This is all made possible through the recently announced ADG event framework from Microsoft.

(our demonstration starts at minute 58:00 of Nishan’s session)

Here is more information about this solution:

https://www.gimmal.com/document-management-for-sap/

Thanks to Tyson Foods and KnowledgeLake

July 2, 2017

Charles Norman II of Tyson Foods presented a webinar last week that illustrated the value that Microsoft, KnowledgeLake and Gimmal (ERP-Link) added to their enterprise replacement of Documentum. Gimmal thanks our great partners.

I Need an Analyst

June 6, 2017

Here is a post in CMS Wire on how analysts miss the SharePoint ecosystem because it requires components from multiple providers.

Transparent Systems

June 6, 2017

Here is a post I made on Transparent Systems. This was my review of the evolution from Systems of Record to Systems of Engagement to Systems of Transparent Governance, which I believe is the only way our avalanche of content will be governed.

Fifteen Years of Gimmal

May 21, 2017

Fifteen years ago, on or about this date, we founded Gimmal Group, Inc. We grew the company rapidly and won lots of awards. Eventually, we sold to Rubicon Technology Partners in January of this year. Since then, I have had the chance to discuss all this with many of our employees and former employees and all have expressed pride in having been part of our success. Not success in the sense that we grew rapidly or made money, but in the sense that we stayed true to our strategy, mission, and values as a team. We worked through good years and hard years, and we continued to invest in our team and in transforming our business in anticipation of a brighter future.

Our ability to weather the storm and transform our team was a testament to the strength of our squad and we are proud of them and their accomplishments. Our wonderful clients and partners continued to reward us with challenging work and continued opportunity because of our team.

When we began fifteen years ago, we had fairly modest goals for growth that we greatly exceeded. The momentum of Gimmal continues to impress our partners, competitors, clients and friends. We built a company and culture that we can be proud of in every respect. 2017 brings new challenges for us to stand and deliver. Live long and prosper.

AIIM Award of Merit

May 15, 2017

Here is a post I made in the AIIM Communities about my receipt of the AIIM Award of Merit at the AIIM Conference in Orlando in April.