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Ernst van Rheenen

Ernst van Rheenen

Ernst van Rheenen has a BSc in computer & information sciences. He used to be Chief Architect at Xillio.

His blog posts focus on complex SharePoint and ECM/WCM migration scenario's, metadata quality, and platform upgrades.

Recent Posts by Ernst van Rheenen:

by Ernst van Rheenen, on Jun 18, 2018 11:48:10 AM

It’s any vendors goal to create new revenue streams whenever possible, and it’s not any different in the archiving business. Enterprise Information Archiving (EIA) vendors, however, have a problem that …

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Topics:Enterprise SearchIntegration

by Ernst van Rheenen, on Jun 18, 2018 11:25:38 AM

Content is about the connection an organization makes with their (potential) customers. Talking to them in their native language is usually preferred. With hundreds of thousands of words written every …

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Topics:content migrationtranslation industry

by Ernst van Rheenen, on Apr 3, 2018 1:20:32 PM

When talking to software vendors, I often get the question why there is value in adopting Xillio in their product. Their first response is: “We already have our own connector(s)” …

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Topics:connector

by Ernst van Rheenen, on Jan 10, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Online businesses are rapidly going global, which means that offering content in the native language of your customers becomes more and more important. Now imagine that you want to automate …

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Topics:SitecoreIntegrationtranslation industry

by Ernst van Rheenen, on Nov 15, 2017 9:46:00 PM

Cloud applications gain popularity among business users. From Zendesk, JiRA Atlassian, Dropbox, Box, Salesforce, Confluence to SDL Managed Translation, all these cloud-based applications have become standard concepts in these last few …

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Topics:cloudconnectorIntegrationAPItranslation industry

by Ernst van Rheenen, on Aug 14, 2017 12:23:17 PM

Since its early days, the exchange of information has always been a main theme in information technology. In the ‘80s this started with simple file exchange on floppy disks. In …

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Topics:IntegrationAPI

by Ernst van Rheenen, on Jun 6, 2017 11:45:59 AM

What if you want to migrate tens of millions of documents and more than 100 sites? And what if downtime during bulk migration must be reduced to zero? Then manual …

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Topics:Web MigrationEnterprise Content Managementcontent migrationautomatic migration

by Ernst van Rheenen, on Dec 7, 2016 9:54:33 AM

Centralization and migration! For years, this was a frequently heard advice of ECM vendors worldwide. If one or more ECM systems no longer met organizational requirements, corporate policies or legislation, …

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Topics:ECMconnectorIntegration

by Ernst van Rheenen, on Jul 14, 2016 2:22:06 PM

In recent years we have been spoiled with the rapid development of technology. All kinds of smart internet services and gadgets have made our lives easier, and more fun. At …

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Topics:Enterprise Content Managementclouddocument managementECM

by Ernst van Rheenen, on Jun 2, 2016 8:28:42 AM

In the beginning of 2016, Microsoft stopped offering unlimited storage on OneDrive. Existing users could keep the 15GB storage as long as they registered for it. For all other users …

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Topics:Content QualityMetadataStorage Reductiondocument managementfile share

by Ernst van Rheenen, on Mar 17, 2016 4:02:34 PM

In January 2016 a Dutch TV program reported that 5,600 medical records of Dutch patients were prepared for digitization (free of staples and paper clips) by Belgian prisoners. Although the …

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Topics:Content QualityMetadataClassification

by Ernst van Rheenen, on May 6, 2015 10:53:30 AM

It all looks bright and shiny when you set the first steps into deploying your new ECM platform. Everyone is enthusiastic and the sky is the limit when it comes …

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Topics:Content QualityWeb MigrationEnterprise MigrationEnterprise Content Management

by Ernst van Rheenen, on Jun 6, 2014 11:33:00 AM

In an earlier post I explained why metadata matters. This time I want to zoom out a little and discuss how to assess the quality of your document collection. Essential …

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Topics:Content QualityMetadataClassification

by Ernst van Rheenen, on Feb 19, 2014 12:20:00 PM

In 2011, the ASR insurance corporation initiated a companywide project to make the move to the SharePoint platform with both their ECM and WCM systems. For the business the new …

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Topics:Web MigrationSharePointMetadataECMcontent etlcontent migration

by Ernst van Rheenen, on Feb 12, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Not too long ago metadata was seen as an unwanted necessity. From just a WCM SEO tool ten years ago, metadata has evolved into a powerful mechanism that brings relevant …

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Topics:Enterprise MigrationSharePointEnterprise SearchMetadata

by Ernst van Rheenen, on Jan 9, 2014 4:30:00 PM

Moving from an existing platform to SharePoint is challenging: it’s a flexible system without much predefined structure. Don’t underestimate data migration. It can be hard to put a label on …

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Topics:Enterprise MigrationSharePoint

by Ernst van Rheenen, on Jan 2, 2014 2:14:00 PM

In the ever more complex ECM/WCM application landscape, it is difficult to oversee the implications of a platform migration. Synchronization solutions offer an intermediate solution for a more smooth transition …

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Topics:Web MigrationEnterprise Migration

by Ernst van Rheenen, on Dec 5, 2013 10:58:00 AM

We migrated the intranets of 9 Dutch ministries to the centralized Rijksportaal intranet. Learn how we approached this website migration project and how our client has benefited. The Dutch central …

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Topics:Web MigrationMetadata

by Ernst van Rheenen, on Nov 26, 2013 4:13:00 PM

After the merger of the Dutch and German regions of a large energy company, the organization needed a new multilingual corporate intranet in SharePoint 2010. The source systems were Livelink and …

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Topics:Enterprise MigrationSharePoint

by Ernst van Rheenen, on Oct 3, 2013 4:52:00 PM

CMS vendors quickly adapt to the rapid developments in web technology. This can be a hurdle when you want to upgrade an older CMS version to a more recent one …

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Topics:Web MigrationEnterprise MigrationSharePoint

by Ernst van Rheenen, on Sep 27, 2013 11:51:00 AM

With digital storage in abundance, more and more companies see themselves faced with the million-document challenge: How do I get my one million plus documents into a new system? Familiar …

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Topics:Enterprise MigrationSharePoint

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