Yearly Archives: 2016

If you attended the ECM Conference of the Carolinas in Charlotte this past November, you heard me say that I’m a big proponent of education. In this context, I’m speaking specifically to education as a means to understanding how Enterprise Content Management – ECM – can make a big

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In some circles, “compliance” is a dirty word. Oh not in theory, of course. In theory it makes all the sense in the world to adhere to a certain set of standards. This ensures that processes are done a certain way, regulations are followed and end products are safe, efficient and effective.

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Sure, I’m afraid of zip lines. I’ll admit it. It’s one of those weird man-made adventures that I’ve never quite understood. Zip lining, parasailing, skydiving, spelunking… all of it. Call me crazy, but I prefer activities that can be enjoyed on land. Solid land. I realize there are

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Do-It-All ECM is not Science Fiction Any “Star Trek” fans out there? Those who are will immediately recognize the above photo. For the uninitiated… the photo depicts a “Borg Cube.” It is one of the most intimidating technologies in the “Star Trek” universe. It houses, naturally,

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“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” ~Robert Frost, in “The Road Not Taken”   Sure. ’Ol Bobby makes it seem so easy, doesn’t he? He’s standing there in the woods, faced with two paths – say one to the

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As a “words guy,” I always did my darndest (sure, it’s a word) to avoid science in school. I’ve always been kind of proud to tell people that I managed to get through all of high school and college without ever having had to take Physics, Chemistry or Trigonometry. These days, of course,

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The best products and companies are the ones that arise out of a customer need or desire. That may seem like an obvious thought. How then does one explain the existence of products like the ones pictured above? They are “sunlight-powered dancing toys” and they do exactly what their name

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We’ve been telling you for years that here at Patterson Pope, we love stuff. We help our clients solve their stuff problems. Unlike the stuff George Carlin referred to in his famous – and somewhat blue – comedy routine, though, the stuff we’re in love with is business stuff. In

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As you may have noticed from some of my posts, I am a movie buff. Movies are visual storytelling, after all, and as a writer I’m drawn to narratives. I was only five when my dad took me to see “Jaws,” and I was eight when I first saw “Star Wars” and “Close Encounters of the Third

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I’m going to go out on a limb here – albeit not too far – and say that most of us wouldn’t like knowing that our manager, supervisor or boss spent the day literally looking over our shoulders. As nice as they may be, the hovering is a little too close for comfort. If he or she were right

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