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VIDEO – How to Create and Manage Legal Holds

July 30th, 2015 by Deja Nichols

In this video Deja Nichols walks you through creating a legal hold within Alfresco Records Management.

For more information about Alfresco Records Management, contact our experts today.

VIDEO – How to Use Alfresco Records Management Search Features

July 28th, 2015 by Deja Nichols

In this video, Armedia Records Management expert Deja Nichols will show you how to use various search features within Alfresco Records Management.

Looking for help with your Alfresco Records Management solution? Contact our experts today to learn how we can help!

VIDEO – How to use Alfresco’s Un-filed Record Features

July 23rd, 2015 by Deja Nichols

In this video, Armedia Records Management specialist, Deja Nichols, will walk you through the Un-filed Record features within Alfresco Record Management.

Interested in learning more about how Armedia can help you with Alfresco Record Management? Contact us today to learn how we can help!

VIDEO – How to Create a Rule within Alfresco

July 21st, 2015 by Deja Nichols

In today’s video blog, Deja Nichols will walk you through how to create a rule within Alfrecso.

Alfresco Records Management – Creating a Disposition Schedule

July 16th, 2015 by Deja Nichols

In today’s video blog, Armedia’s Records Management specialist, Deja Nichols, will show you how to create a disposition schedule in Alfresco Records Management.


Stay tuned for more videos!

Alfresco Records Management – An Overview

July 15th, 2015 by Deja Nichols

In this video, Armedia’s Records Management expert, Deja Nichols, gives you an overview of the Alfresco Records Management Module.

Stay tuned for more from our Alfresco Records Management video blog series!

Why We Do What We Do

July 14th, 2015 by Scott Roth

I was introduced to this short Ted Talk by Simon Sinek recently.  It really resonated with me. I think it speaks to the heart (you’ll understand that statement better after watching the video) of what Armedia does and why I am a part of it.

In the video, Simon Sinek discusses how people/organizations/companies who speak from the “why” of what they do before getting to the “how” and “what” of what they do are more effective in their communication.  I could — and do — tell people:

“Armedia is a CMMI3 software development and integration company specializing in content management.  We hire the best and the brightest employees and exceed our customers’ expectations in quality and design.”

However, using Simon Sinek’s technique, I should start by telling you:

“Armedia is a family of multi-discipline professionals who are naturally curious and passionate about technology — especially as it relates to content management.  We endeavor to push technology and its application too the limit to develop solutions for customers that we believe in and are proud of.  We achieve this by carefully hiring employees that share this passion and are eager to share it both within the company and with customers.  Many of our employees are so passionate about the technology that they have achieved industry certifications (e.g., Alfresco, Documentum, SharePoint, PMP, CMMI, etc.).  Though we are a general systems integrator, our niche is certainly content management.”

This type of approach paints a different kind of picture of our company and workplace.  It also hints at our core values, which guide all of our decisions and conduct.  I believe that the “why” of what we do is intimately tied to the “who” of what we are, as described by our core values.

So, the next time you have to give an introduction or an elevator speech, start with the “why” and see if you don’t get a better response from your audience.  And, if my description of the Armedia family and the “why” we are interests you, check out our job postings.

VIDEO – How to Manually Declare a Record within Alfresco

July 9th, 2015 by Allison Cotney

Recently our team has been asked several questions about how to best utilize Alfresco Records Management for their various government and business needs. In response to that, our in-house Records Management specialist, Deja Nichols, will be posting a series of tutorial blogs that will show various ways to utilize Alfresco’s records management features.

For today’s video, Deja will be illustrating how to manually declare a record within Alfresco.

Stay tuned for more videos!

Managing Site URLs

July 8th, 2015 by Scott Roth

A few years ago I started a project with a new customer. When I was granted access to their DEV, QA, and PROD environments I was given a bookmark file that contained all of the URLs I would need to manage and administer their systems (for example: DA, Webtop, and various D2 applications). Generally, these URLs are not too hard to remember, but there are subtle differences in their construction across the three environments (e.g., port numbers and host names). This list also contained some not-so-easy to remember URLs like the xPlore Index Agent and the DFS WSDL location. I was impressed; this simple bookmark file saved me a lot of time not having to compile it myself. But I wanted more….

This bookmark file saved me time when I needed access to a web application, but it didn’t help with ssh, scp, or rdp access to the servers. For those protocols I needed to use putty, WinSCP, and mstsc (Remote Desktop Connection) respectively, which meant I had essentially four lists of host names\URLs per environment — that’s 12 lists with over a hundred hosts and URLS! I’m sure there are dozens of solutions to this problem — some probably even contain password management, but here is my simple, bare-bones solution to this problem, in an environment where I had limited Desktop control.

I created a simple Word document (see Image 1) that contained tables with all the application URLs and host names I needed to access. I then saved this document as a ‘Web Page, Filtered’ HTML document to my Desktop. I opened the HTML file in my browser, and made it my default homepage (see Image 2). Now I have instant access to these URLs and hosts from either the browser or the Desktop.

Creating URLs for the web applications (e.g., Webtop, DA) was simple. Creating links for the ssh, scp, and rdp host names required a little trickery. Somehow I needed to associate the ssh://, scp://, and rdp:// protocols with their respective clients (putty, WinSCP, and mstsc). Fortunately, JJ Clements had already figured this out and published two very clever little batch files that solved the problem nicely (rdp and ssh/scp). [My only caveat with using these batch files is that you may need to alter them slightly depending upon where you installed putty and WinSCP, and whether you can write to your C:\Windows directory.]


url_wordImage 1 – Word document url_htmlImage 2 – HTML document


Now I have one place from which I can access all of the applications and hosts I need to manage. I created one document for each environment (DEV, QA, and PROD) and linked them together. (This allows me to fit all of the links on a single page without having to scroll.) Since a Word document is the storage location for all the URLs and hosts, it can easily be updated and shared among project teams.

This article was originally posted on dm_misc blog.

VIDEO: Knowledge Sharing 2015 – EMC Interview with Scott Roth

June 22nd, 2015 by Allison Cotney

Scott Roth, Armedia Director of Technology and Documentum expert, recently conducted an interview with EMC about his whitepaper “A Language Translation Service for Documentum.”

This Whitepaper was written for the EMC Proven Professionals Knowledge Sharing Program. Today, we want to share his interview with you!

To keep up with Roth’s work, visit his website.

Email us to learn more about our Documentum services.

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