This month Alfresco hosted few seminars across Europe, that brought together Alfresco leaders, customers, partners and consultants. Those events are a great opportunity to get inspired from meaningful and fruitful keynotes and sessions and it is always a pleasure to spend time with experts and innovators in the content and process management context.
The GDPR requirements are quite popular now. The hype is real, as much as the penalties if you don't comply with.
Topics: Alfresco, Content Services, Alfresco Certified Technology, Metadata, Handling Documents, Advanced Search, GDPR, personal data, Alfred Finder, Alfred, content management, securing of processing, Searching for information
Our previous blog series, the 7 challenges for securing your documents under GDPR, is a vadevecum on how to manage your unstructured data under the General Data Protection Regulation.
Unstructured data are found everywhere, in emails and documents, stored on local or network drives, in the Cloud or on USB Keys. If we want to adequately protect personal data stored in these documents, the first hurdle to take is to know what kind of personal data is in which document.
The short answer is yes. Organization do still waste valuable time every day due to broken processes. No matter the cause, the amount of time wasted in futile searching for vital information is enormous, leading to staggering costs to the enterprise.
In this article we would like to take an analytical approach, by reading through some statistics, to:
1. Understand how big is the problem,
2. Quantify the impact for the organizations, in terms of costs and not only, and
3. Provide a scalable solution.
To cope with overwhelming increases in documents, emails, and other communications, more and more organizations are embracing a structured, centralized approach, such as a Content Service Platforms, such as Alfresco.
Many collaboration platforms fail because business users are presented with a default layout that is neither configured to their needs, not revealing many of the offers that the platform can offer.
One employee can waste up to 10 hours a month on documents inefficiencies. Working on incorrect or outdated files, wasting time searching for documents or looking for the right version, generating duplication, those behaviors decrease dramatically the productivity and increase the operational costs. Challenges that most probably your company are facing, just right now.
With Alfred Finder we are literally speeding up the searching process, by extending the Alfresco’s search capabilities and providing users with a new user-friendly web application.
In today's world, there is a proliferation of documents and organizations have huge amounts of content that is poorly managed—or not managed at all. Documents are on shared drives, emails, different and multiple Content Services Platforms or portable devices. Employees struggle to find what they are searching for, decreasing their productivity and increasing their inefficiency.
Have you ever wondered why you don’t find what you are searching for? Are you giving up to quickly, or are you searching in the wrong place?
Announcing a new product is always exciting, but still people may be skeptical and when they read this kind of articles, most of them are looking for a simple answer to the following question: is your product solving my problem?
Going directly to the point, if you struggle all the time to find the right documents on Alfresco, you are in the right room. You are in the right room also if you are looking for an optimizable framework, React based, packaged as a full and complete UI, that you can customized, based on your needs, just re-using all components.
In a nutshell, Alfred Finder is a web application that allows you to quickly find documents on an Alfresco back-end, preview them and process metadata.
Almost at the end of the GDPR journey, in this blog post we focus on the sixth challenge: keep track of the right time to delete documents and to permanently delete the documents, so no backup copies exist. Reading through the blog series, is quite evident how GDPR is an on-going process and companies have to put in place a long term plan to demonstrate their compliance.