It is the 08th of July 2019 at 7:30 o’clock. At fme AG’s office in Brunswick, everything looks like it is going to be a normal Monday morning. The first employees are making themselves comfortable at their workplaces and trying to dispel their tiredness with a hot cup of coffee. Some people wonder about the whereabouts of the dishes and cutlery before going back to their desks to turn on the computer. But the supposed calm is deceptive. Because this week shouldn’t be an ordinary one.
Most DMS platforms like Documentum and SharePoint have their out-of-the-box full clients which are meant to provide all (or most of all) of the platform functionality. Although these full clients can, normally, get customized or configured, they are, however, complex and slow to adopt new technologies.
If you have a specific use case, why start from a complex system and reduce it to your needs? Why not build a custom client that is streamlined and focus on your use case instead? The business logic can reside on the server. But for the client, we are free to use any state-of-the-art modern web framework.
Monday morning, for some this is the agonizing beginning of the week and the work stress, for me this is the time of anticipation until I’m back at the fme office. Because when I go to the office in the morning; I’m already expected with a sweet smile and a “Hah, good that you’re there!”. For one or the other, these words may already scare the ToDo list. I, on the other hand, wonder what will happen this week…
So while I’m still thinking about all the adventures, I move slowly in the direction of the computer and again need tens of starts to type in the password correctly. After successfully completing the mission, I discuss today’s daily routine with my colleague. Once this is done, it goes to the preserves.
With so many applications/systems to keep an eye on, nowadays, it often takes IT staff too much time to perform repeated manual tasks. This is valuable time we then lack in communicating with stake holders, key users and operational departments or solving other problems.
It’s often easy to say: “I’ll just do this manually because it only takes me half an hour a week”
The old OpenText Documentum Webtop versions (older than 6.8.2) were using Content Transfer Applet, and clients have been complaining about the Content Transfer Applet for many years due to issues supporting Java versions on client machines as well as the inherent security problems with Applets. While the Webtop 6.8.2 version and higher removes the Applet, users are still required to install a browser extension as well as a native exe installation that utilizes Java.
This technical blog describes the installation steps and troubleshooting guide for Documentum Webtop Native Client plugin 16.4.
Recently at the client: a KPI dashboard is to be set up. We are currently conducting an initial discussion, presenting existing solutions and the software. A dialogue develops, first about technical content, then about the functions of the software, which very often leads to a question: “We can make changes ourselves and create graphics, can’t we?” Hmmmmm. Yes and no. Moreover, very important: “In any case we have to be able to load data from Excel, is that possible?” Yes… theoretically, yes. Then comes the next classic: “Besides, the processes in the IT department take too long, we can’t wait weeks for new KPIs to be visualized.”
How Docker changed my life as a developer? To be honest – completely!
Before I start to explain why and how, let’s ask the obvious question – What is Docker? It is the world’s leading containerization platform, and it’s vision is “Build, Ship, and Run Any App, Anywhere” by enabling independency between application and infrastructure.
Markus Schneider, Managing Consultant and Life Sciences Expert at fme AG in Frankfurt, is one of the leading migration specialists in Central Europe. He is leading a team of application- and content-migration experts specialized on the Life Science and especially Pharmaceutical industry.
This blog series deals with the redesign and realignment of learning and personal development in corporate context. For this, I connect the aspects human health, learner centrism, and continuous development to one holistic approach, called Holistic Learning Approach (HLA). With this approach, I want to encourage, motivate and inspire you to understand people and their learning as a whole. In part 1 of this blog series I described my motivation for this topic and presented my previous (learning) journey. In this part, I explain the HLA and its components in more detail.
It is the first Wednesday of November, a special day because today is our team lunch. Recently I have been working on a project to introduce an enterprise content management system to manage plant-specific documents. A multitude of installation, configuration and implementation tasks have to be done.