Same as my other presentation along these lines, but this one has a Bezzotech skin
1. Brian Bex Huff Chief Software Architect, Bezzotech Andy MacMillan VP ECM Product Management, Oracle A Pragmatic Strategy For Oracle Enterprise Content Management
Intro to pragmatic Enterprise Content Management
Its more than just technology
Seven steps of a pragmatic strategy
Gather a team, analyze current state
Consolidate, federate, secure
Bring strategies together
Plan for the future
ECM focuses on unstructured information
Emails, Microsoft Office documents, videos, web sites
Covers the entire life cycle
Capture it, define it, tag it
Find it, convert it, deliver it
Use it, re-use it, enrich it
Secure it, retain it, destroy it
Improves communication efficiency
What is Enterprise Content Management?
4. Automate Content Lifecycle Management Publish Retain Filter Search Create Capture Version Index Cleanse Archive
Movement beyond point solutions
Avoid department-centric solutions
Think strategically about enterprise interoperability
Act tactically to address specific needs
Its not just about technology
Its about a culture of information sharing.
Its about dedication to a single source of truth
Its about making content manageable!
What is Pragmatic ECM?
Strategic ECM systems
Used for Active, Transactional, and Historical data
Tactical ECM systems
Makes one specific department better at one thing
Leads to content silos
Remember: these exist for a very good reason!
A pragmatic strategy must support both
Strategic vs Tactical ECM
Create a Center of Excellence
Asses your environment
Consolidate content into strategic repositories
Federate control to tactical repositories
Secure information wherever it exists
Bring structured and unstructured strategies together
Plan for the future
Steps in Pragmatic ECM
Stay close to the needs of the users.
Requires support from senior executives.
Information sharing is a political mine field
There is job security in hoarding information.
People do not want to change their habits, or lose control of their data.
Necessary for enterprise-wide initiatives
Without executive buy-in, ECM will not be widely adopted.
1) Create a Center of Excellence
9. Center of Excellence Breakdown Project 1 Project 2 Project 3 Executive Steering Committee Program Mgmt. Office
Enterprise, Infrastructure, Solution, and Information Architects
Determine number of unstructured systems
Could number in the hundreds!
Label as strategic, tactical, or replaceable
Shared file systems and FTP servers
Department specific content / collaboration systems
Legacy websites and web applications
Enterprise Apps: Siebel, Lotus Notes
Hosted systems: Salesforce.com, Gmail, Facebook
2) Assess Your Environment
ECM systems with the features you need
Insufficient for a strategic infrastructure.
Too useful to replace.
Not cost-effective to re-implement required features.
Not many features: low cost, low complexity
Label Existing Systems
12. Consolidation ROI Ease of Consolidation High Low Low High Tactical Replaceable Shared File Systems Legacy Imaging ERP Doc Store Email System Web Applications CRM Doc Store Departmental Repositories Web Content Mgmt. Legacy Doc. Mgmt. Media Library
Migrate from replaceable into strategic system
High-value content in one central repository for easy re-use
Significantly reduces cost and complexity
Extend strategic repository to other applications
Active: Web applications, portals
Transactional: Imaging and process management
Historical: email archives, digital archives
3) Consolidate Strategic Repositories
14. ERP System CRM System Email Servers Web Applications Enterprise Applications Infrastructure Content Applications Media Library Imaging System Web Content Enterprise Service Bus (core services) Universal Content Management (UCM) Universal Online Archive (UOA) Imaging & Process Management (I/PM) Document Archive Document Management E-Mail Archive Web Content Management BPM Document Capture Oracle Strategic ECM System Direct SOA for Specialized Services Oracle Database
Enterprise Service Bus
Server to server orchestration with BPEL workflows
Open Web Content Management (OpenWCM)
Embed in-context editing in portals / app servers
Standards-compliant ECM interfaces
CMIS, JSR 170, RSS, WebDAV
SOAP, Archiving Services, Java API
Tactical systems exist for a reason!
Helps one department do their tasks more efficiently
Too useful to eliminate, too expensive to consolidate
Pragmatic ECM does not punish tactical systems
It offers federation tools to extend the repository
Helps makes your content manageable
Get control over content, wherever it is
Centralized policies, federated repositories
4) Federate to Tactical Repositories
17. Oracle Federated ECM Services Multiple Instances Desktops and Loose Files Tactical Systems Content Repository Multiple Instances SharePoint MS SQL DB Universal Records Management (URM) Information Rights Management (IRM) Secure Enterprise Search (SES)
Universal Records Managements
Custom adapters run in remote systems
Enforces retention and destruction policies
Secure Enterprise Search
Single, secure place to search for content anywhere
Group and display results differently, depending on the user
ALUI Ensemble (Oracle WebCenter Services)
Embeds any web app inside any other web app
Helps manage application proliferation
Security Paradox: Information is only secure when you are not using it!
In a repository? Safe.
Removed from the repository for viewing? Unsafe.
Can we do better?
Add more layers of security.
Make a defensible content security strategy.
An ECM should store content, not users
Integrate with best-of-breed identity management systems
5) Secure Information Where It Exists
Information Rights Management
Must request temporary key to view content
Centralized policy management, monitoring, and reporting
Remove Track Changes and invisible content from documents