Bippity Boppity Boo – ECM, Workflow, and Magic

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable for magic." Arthur C. Clarke Walt Disney was a man way ahead of his time. Yes, long before anyone coined the term, ole' Walt managed to embed a major plug for advanced Electronic Content Management with configurable workflow into his 1959 classic, Sleeping Beauty. This feat was remarkable, even … Continue reading Bippity Boppity Boo – ECM, Workflow, and Magic

Happy Halloween

One of the great motifs of the "Men in Black" movies is the human disguises used by aliens. A perfectly normal looking human turns out to be a sort of robot or exo-skin for some alien inside who is driving the apparatus. The allure of being able to wear a young, buff, fully-coifed humanoid exterior … Continue reading Happy Halloween

Thinking Digitally

It takes all types to make a world, so perhaps there are people who actually appreciate and/or read the popups that read something like "By checking this box I acknowledge I have read and agree to the User Agreement..." [consisting of dozens, hundreds, or thousands of virtual pages of indecipherable gobbeldy-gook]. Of course, in order … Continue reading Thinking Digitally

Black Belt: Learning to Learn

The term "Martial Arts" may seem strange to those who have never pursued them. To those who have, however, the term makes perfect sense. Karate, judo, tai-chi, kung-fu, and myriad others, are indeed arts, requiring years of dedicated study and practice to master. That's not to say that there is no benefit at the front … Continue reading Black Belt: Learning to Learn

Going Beyond your CMS with ECM

Many CMS systems come with some form of a “bucket” that holds documents that can be attached to a case file. These folders of attached case file documents are a great resource when looking at a specific case. However, they leave a lot of the real value contained within and about the documents themselves. An … Continue reading Going Beyond your CMS with ECM

Cloud Gazing

A couple years ago I wrote about how I thought attitudes concerning storing critical enterprise data in "The Cloud" would have evolved five years hence. Bottom line: The prediction was that by 2019, best practices will require that information of any criticality, confidentiality, or sensitivity be stored in The Cloud, because that will be far … Continue reading Cloud Gazing

Justice Summit Reflection: From Case Management to Information Management

Experiencing June's Justice Summit in Grand Rapids as usual felt like drinking from a fire hose.  Sadly, I have yet to master the trick of sitting in on three sessions at once, so will have to content myself with reviewing the materials and watching the videos of the sessions I missed when they are posted … Continue reading Justice Summit Reflection: From Case Management to Information Management

eFiling in Criminal Cases

This is Part 7 of 10 in the eFiling Blog Series, check out Part 6 here. As eFiling has taken root and come of age over the past several years, my sense has been that the majority of deployments start in, and sometimes never go beyond, the  non-criminal case types (civil, family law, probate, juvenile, … Continue reading eFiling in Criminal Cases

Data-Centric eFiling

This is Part 6 of 10 in the eFiling Blog Series, check out Part 5 here. It's easy to think of the key differentiating feature between traditional, paper document filing and eFiling as relating primarily to the method whereby the document is transported and received. That is, physically in traditional filing, and electronically in eFiling. … Continue reading Data-Centric eFiling