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Do workers still waste time searching for information?

Posted by Daniela Di Noi on 5/22/18 3:00 PM

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.

 

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Topics: Alfresco, Content Services, Alfresco Certified Technology, Metadata, Handling Documents, Advanced Search, Alfred Finder, Alfred, content management, Searching for information

5 tips for improving user adoption with the right UX

Posted by Daniela Di Noi on 4/18/18 2:39 PM

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.

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Topics: Alfresco, Content Services, Alfresco Certified Technology, Metadata, Handling Documents, Advanced Search, Alfred Finder, Alfred, content management

4 new ways to find documents on Alfresco with Alfred Finder - part II

Posted by Daniela Di Noi on 4/4/18 10:00 AM

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 Working on incorrect or outdated files, wasting time searching for documents or looking for the right version, generating duplication, those behaviors decrease dramatically the productivity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.

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Topics: Alfresco, Content Services, Alfresco Certified Technology, Metadata, Handling Documents, Advanced Search, Alfred Finder, Alfred, content management

4 new ways to find documents on Alfresco with Alfred Finder

Posted by Daniela Di Noi on 3/7/18 5:45 PM

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?

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Topics: Alfresco, Content Services, Alfresco Certified Technology, Metadata, Handling Documents, Advanced Search, Alfred Finder, Alfred, content management

Stop searching, start finding: introducing Alfred Finder

Posted by Daniela Di Noi on 2/22/18 3:08 PM

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.

 

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Topics: Alfresco, Content Services, Alfresco Certified Technology, Metadata, Handling Documents, Advanced Search, Alfred Finder, Alfred, content management

GDPR Challenge 7: Control the usage of documents by external parties.

Posted by Daniela Di Noi on 2/21/18 9:19 AM

In this series, with Bart Van Bouwel and Jean-Luc Goedermans, from CDI-Partners, we set out 7 challenges to handle documents in a GDPR compliant way.

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Topics: Alfresco, Metadata, GDPR, Compliance, personal data, Security, sensitive data, governance, breaches, Alfred Desktop, Alfred, document, Storing data, securing of processing, third parties

GDPR Challenge 6: Keep track of the right time to delete documents and to permanently delete the documents.

Posted by Daniela Di Noi on 2/14/18 11:25 AM

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.

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Topics: Alfresco, Metadata, GDPR, Compliance, personal data, Security, sensitive data, governance, breaches, Alfred Desktop, Alfred, document, Storing data, securing of processing

GDPR Challenge 5: Detect breaches and take appropriate action

Posted by Daniela Di Noi on 2/6/18 2:19 PM

In the previous posts, in collaboration with CDI-Partners, we have walked through the first GDPR challenges for unstructured data. As reminder, the drivers behind the GDPR are twofold. Firstly, the EU wants to give people more control over how their personal data is used. Secondly, the EU wants to give businesses a simpler, clearer legal environment in which to operate, making data protection law identical throughout the single market.

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Topics: Alfresco, Metadata, GDPR, Compliance, personal data, Security, sensitive data, governance, breaches, Alfred Desktop, Alfred, document, Storing data, securing of processing

GDPR: the 7 challenges for securing your documents

Posted by Daniela Di Noi on 2/6/18 9:21 AM

This article is the first of an 8 part series, in collaboration with CDI-Partners, describing the 7 GDPR challenges for unstructured data. We hope this provides additional transparency and helps you better understand our solution to comply to the regulation.

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Topics: Alfresco, Content Services, Handling Documents, Edit Online, Edit Offline, GDPR, Compliance, personal data, Security, sensitive data, PROCESSING, PRIVACY, governance, breaches, Alfred

GDPR Challenge 4: Make documents available offline in a secure way

Posted by Daniela Di Noi on 1/31/18 4:32 PM

In the previous posts,  Bart van Bouwel and Jean-Luc Goedermans, from  CDI-Partners, have introduced 7 challenges for securing your company’s documents and files: how to identify documents containing personal data, how to secure these documents and how to control access to these documents.

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Topics: Alfresco, Metadata, Handling Documents, GDPR, Compliance, personal data, Security, sensitive data, governance, breaches, Alfred Desktop, Alfred, document, Storing data, securing of processing