Okay, that title should handle all of the words I need for lots of hits. 🙂 In all seriousness, that title is exactly what I am focusing on in this post. I’m going to cover some of the background and non-technical challenges in putting this demonstration together so that you can better appreciate what went into the effort. You can read the official announcement for the official description.
Before I do that, I want to offer thanks to the following:
- Thomas Pole: Thomas is the chair of the iECM committee for AIIM. He was in charge of this demo and was able to identify a host platform for us to run the system on for no charge. In addition, he built the User Interface while I focused on the back-end components.
- Betsy Fanning: Betsy is the Director of Standards at AIIM. She helped keep us on track and coordinated with the various vendors that participated in this effort.
- The iECM Committee: They helped make sure that what we were doing made sense from a business perspective and worked with us to develop the requirements and design.
- The Vendors: This is more than the obvious ones. I’ll go into more details in a subsequent post. I just want to say now that all the vendors involved worked hard in this effort. Just because you don’t see their content right now doesn’t mean that they didn’t participate.
- Harris Corporation and Washington Consulting, Inc.: Thomas’s and my companies, respectively, helped us by allowing us time and additional resources to build and put our pieces together. We both have full-time day jobs and only support from our companies made this possible.
Okay, on to the show…