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Rikkert Engels

Rikkert Engels

Rikkert is founder and director of Xillio. He started his company out of frustration with a migration project he worked on at that time. There must be a better way, he thought, and it involves automation. That’s how Xillio was born in 2004.

After 14 years, Xillio has grown into an international organization with over 40 employees. Xillio has developed powerful software for content migration and content integration. With this technology and services, we help organizations worldwide to get the best value out of their content, regardless of where it is stored.

Rikkert's blog posts focus on the business case of automated content migration and about the benefits of content integration.

Recent Posts by Rikkert Engels:

by Rikkert Engels, on Jul 18, 2019 10:16:41 AM

Migrations are known to be hard, complex and risky. All true and not. Migrations often fail, that is true for sure. But why do they fail? That’s the question. This …

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Topics:Enterprise Content ManagementDocumentumcontent migrationcontent migration projectHP TRIMlegacy

by Rikkert Engels, on Jul 8, 2019 12:20:17 PM

Localization is undergoing a massive change. Many technological inventions like NMT are discussed at length, but the biggest change is more subtle and has an even bigger impact. Let me …

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Topics:connectorIntegrationtranslation industry

by Rikkert Engels, on Oct 17, 2018 1:38:11 PM

The translation process is one that involves many people and a multitude of content repositories and systems. Here is why content connectivity can increase efficiency and flexibility for all involved …

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Topics:connectorIntegrationAPItranslation industry

by Rikkert Engels, on Oct 10, 2018 3:29:27 PM

Content is stored on a multitude of content management systems within an organization. Let’s take for example promotional material of a specific product, such as press ads, websites, posters and …

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Topics:connectorIntegrationAPItranslation industry

by Rikkert Engels, on Sep 12, 2018 10:04:33 AM

Managing localization projects from beginning to end, working closely with language specialists, developing project plans and workflows, managing time, budget and resources. Working as a Localization Manager means facing many …

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Topics:connectorIntegrationAPItranslation industry

by Rikkert Engels, on Jul 16, 2018 10:43:03 AM

Content migrations have the reputation of being complex and prone to getting out of hand. In the “old” days, the business case to upgrade or migrate to a new (on-prem) …

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Topics:Enterprise Content Managementcloudcontent migration project

by Rikkert Engels, on Apr 16, 2018 1:47:09 PM

With the advance of IT, we started to create, share, copy, store and consume content at a rapid pace. Solutions for organizing and archiving this content were created on the …

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Topics:Content QualityContent analysisIntegrationcontent migration

by Rikkert Engels, on Mar 30, 2018 7:35:00 AM

Most project managers are experts in project management. Not necessarily in leading a content migration project. Before starting a content migration project, they can prepare themselves by asking 3 important …

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Topics:content migrationcontent migration project

by Rikkert Engels, on Feb 20, 2018 2:15:48 PM

Doing a migration yourself is certainly a good option. Like all other approaches for managing content migration, there are always things that can go wrong with manual content migrations. If …

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Topics:connectorcontent migrationcontent migration project

by Rikkert Engels, on Jan 2, 2018 12:00:00 AM

In my previous post, I discussed that building software integrations isn’t really the coolest thing to do for software product managers. We also saw the market is expecting more integrations …

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Topics:IntegrationAPIproduct management

by Rikkert Engels, on Dec 11, 2017 3:34:15 PM

As a software product manager for a growing portfolio of enterprise products, one of the struggles you always had to deal with is that of integrations. That is, integrations between our …

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Topics:IntegrationAPIproduct management

by Rikkert Engels, on Nov 27, 2017 11:11:00 PM

Each organization owns content, and a lot of it. Its size grows exponentially and faster than organizations can manage. But what should organizations do with all of this information? Where …

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Topics:Information GovernanceECMIntegrationcontent migration

by Rikkert Engels, on Nov 20, 2017 6:35:00 PM

If you are looking for an opportunity to integrate your content from a content repository into your own application, it might be an obvious choice to develop a connector that …

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Topics:connectorIntegrationAPI

by Rikkert Engels, on Oct 9, 2017 12:36:39 PM

Rolling out SharePoint within an organization involves more than just a technical implementation. The entire organization is involved, which makes this project more complex than usual. So, if your organization …

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Topics:SharePointcloudIntegrationcontent migration

by Rikkert Engels, on Sep 25, 2017 11:27:55 AM

Finally, most organization's leaders believe that maximizing the value of content and information through a coherent information strategy is critical to their future in a digital world. Their information strategy …

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Topics:Enterprise Content ManagementcloudIntegration

by Rikkert Engels, on Oct 11, 2016 10:20:12 AM

Each migration is unique. You may have hundreds, thousands or millions of files and documents that needs to be migrated. Or, perhaps you’ve implemented multiple business rules that must be …

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Topics:Enterprise MigrationDeduplicationMetadataClassificationdocument managementconnectorcontent etl

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