Author Archive: Charles Skamser
Charles Skamser is an internationally recognized technology sales and marketing leader with over 25 years of experience in Information Governance, eDiscovery, computer assisted analytics and cloud computing. Charles is the founder and Senior Analyst for eDiscovery Solutions Group, a global provider of information management consulting, market intelligence and advisory services specializing in information governance, eDiscovery, Big Data analytics and cloud computing solutions. Previously, Charles served in various executive roles with disruptive technology start ups and well know industry technology providers. Charles is a prolific author and a regular speaker on the technology that the Global 2000 require to management the accelerating increase in Electronically Stored Information (ESI). Charles holds a BA in Political Science and Economics from Macalester College.
The results are in for the eDiscoveryTimes poll that ran the past two weeks asking “Which IT Automation Software are you currently running or planning to run in the next 12 months?”. Finishing first with 28% of the vote was IBM’s Tivoli Workload Scheduler. Finishing second with 23% of the vote was BMC’s Control-M Workload […]
Michael Taylor Sees Big Opportunities for SMA Solutions to Expand Support for Automating The Enterprise
In my continuing efforts to expand the coverage of eDiscoveryTimes, I have expanded my executive interview series to include executives from the IT Automation market. My first interview is with Michael Taylor, CEO of SMA Solutions. Founded in 1980 in Houston, Texas by experts from NASA, SMA Solutions is a pioneer in the scheduling and workload automation […]
Infor is one of the most exciting software vendors emerging onto the global IT market in years. As part of my analysis of the IT Automation market, I have decided to start following and reporting on Infor. This initial post includes an overview of their global user conference from 2013 and a wrap video from their 2014 user conference. I would recommend that you take a look and see what they are up to. It’s very impressive.
Automating migration from a legacy mainframe to current server platforms and then automating the new environment may seem a bit dry and boring. However, even though automating IT operations at Baylor College of Medicine may not be glitzy and glamorous, it is fundamental to ensure 99.99% up-time and provide the most efficient and cost effective “lights out” computing environment available for doctors that are relying on these systems to save lives. Although I haven’t yet investigated what other hospitals and associated health organizations are utilizing, I would be surprised it they weren’t using products or a variety of product that are very similar. In the end, I think the “take away” with OpCon is that it enables large organizations to control all of their systems from a single platform. This is impressive and the inefficiencies and cost savings to clients is obvious.
On September 4, 2014, Michael Moore posted a really interesting interview with Richard Muirhead, CEO of Automic on the Computer Business Review website (www.cbronline.com), titled, “Q+A – HOW CAN BANKS BENEFIT FROM SOFTWARE AUTOMATION?“. The premise of the interview is that CIOs can no longer be sure that the underlying infrastructure they have is fit for purpose […]
I envision the same workflow management software that enables a credit union to automatically run the nightly batch jobs required to balance its ledgers also enabling any Global 2000 corporation to ensure that its document management policies are automatically enforced.
As a followup to my May 14, 2014 article titled, “The Next Big Thing in eDiscovery and Information Governance,” I ran a poll the last couple of weeks asking which eDiscovery tool vendors did the best job of also supporting the requirements of Information Governance. The results, although a bit skewed due to what appears to […]
5 years ago, the “Next Big Thing” (NBT) in eDiscovery was Early Case Assessment (ECA). Over the past 24 months the NBT in eDiscovery has been Predictive Coding. Today, May 14, 2014, I am going to once again predict that the NBT for eDiscovery over the next 24 months is going to be the merging […]
A recent poll by eDSG run the week of April 14-21, 2014 asking the question, “What aspects of your current eDiscovery / Information Governance Software are you most dissatisfied with?“, suggests that cost is the number one cause of dissatisfaction. The results of the poll are certainly not “new news” or unique. However, I predict […]