Blog


    For Business

    • MegaBot, Star Wars and Las Vegas: Autodesk University 2014 We’ve attended tradeshows for the last 20 years and I have to say Autodesk University 2014 in Las Vegas was a great one! This year was all about the cloud, 3D printing and integration, and AU provided the perfect stage. I had the privilege of manning the eQuorum booth, showcasing our innovative document management solutions ...
    • Why Are We Insecure? It may be me, but for some reason recently I feel much less secure than just a year ago.  It’s probably me, but the continual bombardment of headline news stories, online and TV messages, and the general state of the economy is making me shift in my chair (ah, the answer, get a new chair). We ...
    • Best Practice is What Works for You Tell me if you don’t have one of these stories. One of my internet connection devices failed and I needed to replace it. I called my provider and after going through several menus was instructed to schedule an “appointment” to have a service technician come to the house. All I needed was a replacement unit ...
    • Free is a Four Letter Word I hope I’m not sounding like I’m preaching, but I am getting frustrated and nervous as more and more companies are using free cloud-based box services to store, distribute, and manage their documents.  (I know I have said this before, so I guess it is preaching). And why are we doing this? Because it is free!  ...
    • I’m Too Sexy for my Digital Enterprise I am not a tweeter, but here is my re-tweet.  In several recent articles about the digital enterprise by McKinsey & Company I was amazed to hear things like: Only 40% of companies are “incorporating digital technology into existing products or improving their technology models” A small percentage of companies are using digital approaches for “collaborative product design ...
    • The Three Most Important Features of a Document Management System I was interviewed by a business publication in Atlanta on the topic of mobile security concerns for small businesses. Atlanta Business Chronicle article (23Aug13)  The interviewer wanted to know what companies could do to better secure the information their employees were using via their mobile devices.  In a way she was looking for some secret code that ...
    • More Sharing, Less Confusion In my travels people ask me what I do.  I try not to be too flip, but often tell them my mission is to reduce confusion.  Of course I follow up with we provide industry leading document management software for companies with lots of files and lots of locations and then I get the obligatory ...
    • The Power of Baked Goods Recently, Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, eliminated their work at home policy because “it generates a more collaborative atmosphere.”  Though I agree working together in a collaborative atmosphere is more productive than working in a non-collaborative environment, I believe she attacked the problem in totally the wrong way.  The answer is simply “baked goods.” Yes, those chocolaty, ...
    • The Mobile Wave Just finished The Mobile Wave by Michael Saylor, and its worth a review.  I won’t steal his thunder, but the overriding theme is that tablets are the next global sea change, a revolution like the introduction of steam engines at the beginning of the industrial revolution and like computers. Tablets will become, and to some extent ...
    • The Journey Continues… As new CEO I was surprised at the number of long-term relationships eQuorum maintains.  Do we have a really good newsletter everyone likes?  Or are the cookies we send out really yummy?   In further investigation, I believe the reasons are: 1) Our client support is TOP NOTCH (see previous blog entry) 2) Our products have stayed relevant and ...

    For Engineering


      Metadata

      • Metadata In real life, users want software to simplify their jobs; not software that creates extra work.  The don’t want to enter field after field of index data (metadata) when uploading documents.  As a result, if metadata is difficult to define, users simply don’t define it; instead, they upload documents without metadata.  Many document management vendors don’t talk about ...

      Lifecycle

      • Lifecycle The ImageSite Document Lifecycle subsystem automatically assigns documents to a Lifecycle, often based on the type or category of document and its intended use.  Each Lifecycle typically contains multiple Lifecycle States signifying an important change in the status of that document.  Each Lifecycle can be configured to automatically change its document’s Lifecycle State based on: A change in ...

      Workflow

      • Workflow Workflow (Approval Routing) a flowchart based and schedule driven; it “carries” documents (and markups and folders) from user(s) to user(s) to automate virtually any schedule driven business process. Each Approval Route is series of steps where one step leads to one or many other steps.  Each step contains a title, instructions, a deadline and a list of ...