Claudio Salvador wrote this interesting article about ECM 10 Commandments, please go ahead and read it and don’t miss the comments.
In this article he asked:
If you could make a list of the 10 commandments for ECM should be, which ones would make into your list?
Therefore as a response to his article, here are my attempt to write 10 commandments for ECM, feel free to disagree:
- Enterprise Content Management is a verb, not a noun.
- ECM is a strategy, not a product.
- ECM is evolving, it will live as long as there is information to be managed; probably it will be known with a different name.
- reat information as an asset.
- Information drives decisions, and whether these decisions are good or bad often depends upon the quality of the information at hand.
- Automating a mess will create an automated mess. It’s pointless take a bad process and automate it.
- Process without content serves no purpose; content without process goes nowhere. Process needs to be considered when changing the way content is managed and vice versa. (BobLarrivee @BobLarrivee)
- You cannot migrate information without migrating the people and their processes, too.(Kevin J. Parker @JKevinParker)
- [By 2020], ECM as we know it will be gone, but content will be more important than ever,” John Mancini @jmancini77)
Please note that these are not my personal views, I have read about those things from different source and wherever possible I have mentioned the source.