Thursday, November 27, 2008

What's ECM?

What Is ECM?

From: norwiz,
4 days ago

What Is ECM?
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The presentation provides you with an overview of Enterprise Content Management, and related concepts such as document management, collaboration, workflow, electronic records management, and web content management.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Integrating Universal Content Management with Active Directory

Here I will list steps for integrating Active Directory with Universal Content Management, then I will list troubleshooting tips for this integration. I wish it will be helpful for someone.

Integration Steps

1. Create organization unit in Active Directory named Stellent

2. Create a sub organization unit under Stellent named Roles

3. Under Roles create AD Security Groups with the same name as UCM Roles (like contributor, and admin)

4. In Content Server Home Page, open Admin Server page

5. Open Content Server instance that we will integrate on

6. Open Internet Configuration page

7. From Use Microsoft Security options choose Active Directory Security option

8. Restart Content Server for the current instance

9. In Content Server Home Page, under Administration tab open Filter Administration page

10. In front of Active Directory Security, click on Configure link

11. Under Role Prefix, add the following “OU=Roles,OU=Stellent[1]”

12. Click Update, at end of the Filter Administration page

13. Restart Content Server, and IIS (restart IIS from Servcies)

Troubleshooting Steps

If you faced any problem after the above steps, check the following

1. In IIS, open Direct Security, for Content Server website, then edit Authentication and access control, then ensure that Anonymous access and Integrated Windows authentication are enabled. After modification restart IIS

2. In Active Directory and Active Directory Configuration page (in Content Server Home Page) ensure that you didn’t misspell organization units names and AD security groups

3. In Active Directory Configuration page (in Content Server Home Page) ensure that you didn’t but spaces between words under Role Prefix

4. If you still face a problem restart IIS (from Services, not from Administration), and Content Server.

5. At last, if you still face a problem ensure you did the above steps well, and Restart Windows

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

ECM spending Cuts; God help Us!

According to ChangeWave Research Report ECM market will face great cuts in spending.

I think Gulf region will not face that problems, but in other places in Middle East atproblem will apply, like in my country Egypt, because when companies think in savements and limiting their budges, IT department will be the first one affected.

I ask myself why people didn't think in ROI, where most solutions will improve companies quality and employees efficiency.

Gartner said

Gartner said
"Oracle still faces significant challenges in competing with IBM and EMC for large ECM deals"
Also they said
"More than 54% of the market, as measured by total software revenue, is held by just three vendors — EMC, IBM and Open Text."

I am as an Oracle ECM consultant, I wish they succeed in their compition in ECM market. I work in Middle East and we face lake in ECM knwoledge either from Oracle Partners or Oracle Customers. I wish Oracle focus in improving ECM knowledege not only in technical but also is business needs and uses.

Oracle WCM training

Last week I provided Oracle Web Content Management Training under Oracle university. It was the first one in the Middle East, and I am happy for that, and I think I did it well.

I wish I will provide all Oracle Content Management Courses, and I wil e able to improve ECM skills in Middle East

By The I didn't take any course in Oracle Content Management, where I depened on myself. I think self learning is very useful but most companies will wait and most people have not this skill.