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ECM in the Life Sciences Market: Bringing the Cloud Discussion Down To Earth

ECM in the Life Sciences Market: Bringing the Cloud Discussion Down To Earth

It’s been very interesting to watch how the Cloud has had an impact on Enterprise Content Management in the Life Sciences market over the past year or two. I doubt that there are too many observers with knowledge of the market that believe that its impact has been anything other than positive. But as with most “no brainer“ disruptive technologies, it’s still finding that the path to adoption is not quite as simple and straight forward as it might at first appear.
Why OpenText Documentum products and Cloud Computing are complementary!

Why OpenText Documentum products and Cloud Computing are complementary!

OpenText Documentum is a full-fledged and mature server-based Document Management System which is accepted e.g. by the FDA and therefore widespread in pharmaceutical companies.
Traditional or cloud-native? Why not something in between?

Traditional or cloud-native? Why not something in between?

I usually write blog posts about general IT trends and about the paths and aberrations of digital transformation. I have always avoided writing articles about us, fme AG. Today, for once, I want to break that rule. Sometimes you walk out of a customer meeting and ask yourself: “What in God’s name do some so-called cloud consultants tell clients? Why are they confusing their clients more than neutrally showing them the options for the way to the cloud?
The OpenText Documentum REST API? – A field report from the developer’s point of view

The OpenText Documentum REST API? – A field report from the developer’s point of view

This blog article looks at OpenText’s Documentum REST API and provides insight into its technology, basic functionality and extensibility capabilities. Here I report from my own experiences and I am happy if I can help other “techies” like me a little with it.
How can Linux containers save your day?

How can Linux containers save your day?

Containers, here I will call them more specific Linux containers, are in short modularized software installations. Think of a container as an isolated area with a self-contained service. The container consists of all dependent software the service needs to run. Each container / service can connect to other containers / services.
20 Years Partnership Anniversary Documentum and fme – And still going strong!

20 Years Partnership Anniversary Documentum and fme – And still going strong!

From 1997 to 2007 I was employed at Documentum in Munich and was responsible for the technical sales issues for Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and South Africa. I witnessed the birth of the fme – Documentum partnership in 1998 at close quarters. With fme Documentum had found the ideal partner to realize projects in Germany. Since then I have always followed the development and international growth of fme. That’s why I’m all the more pleased I joined the fme in 2015 and am now responsible for content management and cloud business as a board member of fme AG.
The Extremely Efficient Efficiency Hold – Special use cases based on the OpenText Documentum Life Sciences Solution Suite (Part 1)

The Extremely Efficient Efficiency Hold – Special use cases based on the OpenText Documentum Life Sciences Solution Suite (Part 1)

In the regulated life sciences environment, the management of controlled documents such as SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), procedural instructions or work instructions is of great importance. Change management processes ensure that these documents are properly revised, approved, trained, distributed and, where necessary, suspended. In addition to well-known use cases within change management, there are special cases that are handled differently from company to company. One of these applications is the rare case of so called Effectivity Hold