Mike Alsup

Mike Alsup is a Sr. Vice President and the founder of Gimmal, a leading ECM and RM solution provider. Gimmal has developed industry leading products for SharePoint and Office 365 content governance, including the only DoD 5015.2-certified records management products inside SharePoint. He spent his early career with Accenture and Booz, Allen & Hamilton. He was a co-founder of two successful integration companies, BSG and Align Solutions, which went public as part of Luminant Worldwide. He was a 2008 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. He recently completed his second term on the Board of AIIM International and is an AIIM Fellow. He is a Rice University graduate with an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He blogs in the AIIM Communities in SharePoint section.

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Jon Garde

Jon is Senior Product Manager at RSD.

Jon has been a member of the DLM Forum Executive Committee from 2009, was Secretary from 2009 to 2010 and from 2011 to 2013. From 2013 to 2014 he served as Chair of the DLM Forum. He is currently the Vice Chair.

Journal IT is a company founded by Jon on ethical principles that delivers high quality market analysis, strategic consultancy, bespoke software development, training and education in information management and related disciplines. Journal IT was previously engaged to develop the latest versions of MoReq (Modular Requirements for Records Systems), the next generation European records management specification.


Enterprise information management and content governance has become much more challenging with advancements of Cloud computing, social communities, Apps, and the increased use of collaboration technologies, because information management policy needs to be consistently applied in so many more repositories. Everyone recognizes the need for governance to be extended to all of these repositories, but many organizations are still looking for a single governance "ring to rule them all". That is, a single platform to own the enforcement of information policy across multiple platforms. Wrapping all of these environments into an enterprise information management solution is a competition between several alternative approaches marketed by Cloud-based file sharing vendors, the legacy ECM vendors, federation and search vendors and Microsoft. Mr. Alsup will discuss the pro's and con's of each approach and the likely winners.

This session will also describe best practices for the planning, infrastructure, and standards for content governance and records management derived from very large scale implementations. It will also provide our lessons learned as the developers of the only certified records management products inside SharePoint in North America. We will also update the audience on requirements and issues we have seen in moving to SharePoint 2013, both on-premise and in Office 365, and the requirements for hybrid content governance in SharePoint that spans both environments.





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