Sjoerd Alkema

Sjoerd Alkema

Director Content Services Division
Sjoerd is responsible for Xillio’s Content Services division. This division delivers two things: connectivity for our ISV partners in the Content Services domain and professional migration services using the Xillio migration platform. Sjoerd has many years of experience in consultancy and solution management, at Capgemini among others.

Recent Posts by Sjoerd Alkema:

by Sjoerd Alkema, on May 21, 2019 4:33:07 PM

For a large US financial services company, we successfully deployed a large migration project from multiple repositories - being Oracle WebCenter Content (WCC), SharePoint, FileNet, Sybase, and DB2 - into a new …

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Topics:content migrationlegacy

by Sjoerd Alkema, on May 15, 2019 9:08:43 AM

I am working in the enterprise content management, content services, information management - what’s in the name - market for more than 12 years now. Enterprise content management systems that …

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Topics:Enterprise Content ManagementcloudECMcontent migrationlegacydigital transformation

by Sjoerd Alkema, on Apr 10, 2019 1:15:00 PM

In a former blog, we have tried to convince you that it would be wise to store business documents in an enterprise content management system instead of on file shares …

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Topics:file sharecontent migration

by Sjoerd Alkema, on Jan 8, 2019 2:31:29 PM

The adoption of cloud enterprise content management systems, high costs of on-premise installation and the evolution of ECM and solutions, are probably the main drivers for organizations to move away …

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Topics:content migrationcontent migration projectHP TRIM

by Sjoerd Alkema, on Sep 26, 2018 1:40:49 PM

We learned that digital transformation is driving legacy ECM migrations. After doing so many different content migrations from legacy ECM to new target systems, I have encountered lots of challenges …

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Topics:Enterprise Content ManagementContent analysisECMcontent migrationlegacy

by Sjoerd Alkema, on Jul 26, 2018 4:57:45 PM

In one of our previous blogs, we explained why IT consulting firms should build a migration unit. We found out that building a dedicated migration unit could help convince your …

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Topics:Enterprise Migrationcontent migration project

by Sjoerd Alkema, on Mar 1, 2018 4:18:46 PM

Are you prepared for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? It’s coming and it’s coming quickly! That is May 25, 2018. If you are still thinking about creating a plan …

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Topics:content migrationcontent migration project

by Sjoerd Alkema, on Feb 21, 2018 3:36:03 PM

The advent of a new generation of modern content solutions and the desire of many organizations to cut the number of content systems is driving organizations to look seriously how …

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Topics:content migrationcontent migration project

by Sjoerd Alkema, on Dec 18, 2017 1:32:49 PM

Is your legacy ECM system out of date and are adjustments to, and maintenance of the system financially unattractive. Are you considering replacing your outdated document management system with Microsoft …

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Topics:SharePointClassificationclouddocument managementcontent migration

by Sjoerd Alkema, on Jul 31, 2017 10:54:10 AM

After the Documentum acquisition by OpenText, you may consider replacing your legacy Documentum installation with a new enterprise content management (ECM) system. However, migration of your outdated Documentum installation might …

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by Sjoerd Alkema, on May 23, 2017 10:33:49 AM

Content migration is a challenge for any organization that wants to update their website, wants to replace their content management system with a new CMS, or want to replace an …

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Topics:content migrationautomatic migration

by Sjoerd Alkema, on Mar 21, 2017 2:32:24 PM

A record management (RM) system is intended to store content for a long period of time, and to keep that content accessible all the while, while the correct retention and …

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Topics:MetadataClassificationContent analysisconnectorIntegration

by Sjoerd Alkema, on Mar 7, 2017 3:18:43 PM

Our migration services team is often asked to join a project during a critical stage of its implementation, when the migration has already failed and has formed a bottleneck that …

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Topics:Content analysisfile shareECMcontent migration

by Sjoerd Alkema, on Feb 13, 2017 3:56:12 PM

A few weeks ago, OpenText completed the acquisition of Documentum. In various publications OpenText mentioned that it will continue to invest in all products from the Documentum suite that the firm …

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by Sjoerd Alkema, on Oct 19, 2016 11:24:25 AM

If one market is evolving, it is that of enterprise content management. Here, we’re clearly seeing a number of trends, which are offering those in the sector many possibilities for …

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Topics:DeduplicationClassificationcloudfile shareECMIntegration

by Sjoerd Alkema, on May 23, 2016 2:57:04 PM

Close your eyes, and take a moment to visualize this: ‘No more file shares’. What do you see? How does it feel? For me, first of all I feel this …

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Topics:Content QualityMetadataClassificationEnterprise Content ManagementSensitive Contentfile share

by Sjoerd Alkema, on Apr 2, 2015 11:09:03 AM

In this post I argue for more cooperation between the Web and Enterprise Content Management communities. And I’ll provide an example of mutual benefits to single-sourcing and classifying documents that …

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Topics:Content QualityDeduplicationMetadataClassificationStorage ReductionEnterprise Content Management

by Sjoerd Alkema, on Feb 5, 2015 5:40:46 PM

Last week there was International Data Privacy day. Now there are international days for almost everything but still it says that it’s a hot topic. Which it is of course …

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Topics:Content QualityInformation GovernanceContent analysisSensitive Content

by Sjoerd Alkema, on Nov 14, 2014 4:58:51 PM

Do you find content migrations a challenge? Quality not what you were expecting? Business is complaining about it? Struggling to get the input of the business embedded in the process? …

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Topics:Enterprise Migration

by Sjoerd Alkema, on Oct 2, 2014 4:22:08 PM

The explosive growth of unstructured data we are all facing, is one of the reasons why many organizations nowadays consider cloud ECM solutions. However, having all enterprise content in the …

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Topics:Content QualityEnterprise MigrationClassificationInformation GovernancecloudContent analysisSensitive Contentcontent migration

by Sjoerd Alkema, on Aug 28, 2014 4:25:23 PM

Over the next 5 years, the difference between success and failure for businesses will be to what degree they are in control of their content. The enterprise content world is …

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Topics:Content QualityDeduplicationClassificationStorage ReductionEnterprise Content Management

by Sjoerd Alkema, on May 14, 2014 4:18:00 PM

The Netherlands has recently seen two examples of drastic content reduction with positive outcomes for the organizations involved and their clients. Vodafone: 85% less pages During a project to improve …

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Topics:Content QualityWeb MigrationWeb Search

by Sjoerd Alkema, on Feb 5, 2014 10:51:00 AM

Around 20% of the data in an enterprise is duplicate information, studies have found. There are many reasons why this is problematic. I'd like to highlight three. 1. Misinforming customers …

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Topics:SharePointEnterprise SearchDeduplication

by Sjoerd Alkema, on Dec 19, 2013 4:31:03 PM

In an automated migration, data is moved between information repositories using computational power. But what is data, a repository, and what does automation add? What is Automated Migration? Simply put …

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Topics:Web MigrationEnterprise MigrationSharePoint

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