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Can Product Innovation Tools help you go 'virtual first?'

Colocation was one of the central tenets of the Agile manifesto, but times have changed. With all the new digi...

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Why your QMS needs to be an eQMS

If you want to develop a Quality Management System that meets the regulation and powers your commercial succes...

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12 issues with virtual team collaboration tools that you should worry about

As your computer waits to load up Teams, Zoom, Slack, Accello and countless other collaboration apps every mor...

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Pros and cons of a phase gate process in new product development

Will a phase gate process hold back or enhance your new product development? What are the pros and cons of sta...

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Can product innovation happen by accident?

Can product innovation really happen by accident? Penicillin, Viagra and the humble Post-It note were all famo...

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7 reasons your business process modelling project is doomed

Companies often embark on business process modelling projects with the best of intentions. Modelling may be a ...

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Organizing Organizational Knowledge: the case for information management in ISO 9001 (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series we considered the problem of reinvention, the unstructured nature of information, and...

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Should you use Microsoft software to build your own digital QMS?

SMEs creating a digital Quality Management System (QMS) will often reach for the most familiar tools to build ...

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8 Tips For Documenting SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures)

There are many reasons why an organisation might need to document their SOPs. From training staff and identify...

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Another Successful Exit For Another Cognidox Client

The US human interface company, Snyaptics Inc announced this week that they are acquiring DisplayLink Corp in ...

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Where are you on the Quality Management Maturity Grid?

Of all the quality management ‘gurus’ the late Philip Crosby is one of the most readable. In his book ‘Quality...

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Remote collaboration in the age of Covid-19

One of the things Covid-19 has shown us, is that the digital agility of an organisation can mean the differenc...

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From NPD to NPI. Agility and control with a stage gate process

Developing a robust stage gate process is a vital part of many new product development (NPD) and introduction ...

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8 essential success drivers in a new product development process

For most high tech companies, developing profitable new products is their entire reason for being. 

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Organizational knowledge in ISO 9001:2015

  One of the areas included in the ISO 9001 :2015 is 7.1.6 Organizational knowledge. The stated requirement is...

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The trick to a painless new product introduction process

Managing an NPI process can be fraught with difficulty as each new initiative brings with it the potential for...

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NASA & the bra makers; quality management in the space race

In 1969 quality management was truly the final frontier in the space race. As NASA engineers developed unique ...

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9 ways an Extranet Can Improve your Product Release Process

  Issuing a tech product release or a software update can be a challenging process. Handled badly it can resul...

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Quality Management Vs Compliance.  What's the difference?

For many companies, compliance is, at best, regarded as a necessary evil, and at worst a never-ending ordeal. ...

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The evolution of a Quality Management System

A focus on a quality management system shouldn’t just mean a ‘box ticking’ exercise for an organisation. And i...

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The Scale-up Process Gap and the Business Model Canvas

  In part one of this series we argued that one key ingredient for a successful scale-up company is optimisati...

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The Scale-up Process Gap - Getting Started

Our opening post on this theme introduced the problems that companies face as they transition from start-up to...

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How to Build a QMS Your Team Will Actually want to Use

One of the main challenges of implementing a Quality Management System (QMS) is ensuring it is actually used f...

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The Process Gap for Scale-up companies

It seems everyone is talking about Scale-up companies these days. The term has been around since 2013 (see for...

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4 sure signs you need to start Business Process Mapping

Business Process Mapping could be the first step you take towards creating a more efficient, profitable and qu...

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All You Really Need For Xmas is a Competitive Advantage

 As we approach the end of 2018 with all its political and economic earthquakes, how can your high tech compan...

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Why your Business Management System should be graphical

Adopting a Business Management System (BMS) is a well-established way to manage and control all the processes ...

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Visualising Risk-Based Thinking in a Quality Management System

 If you’ve been focused on improving your company’s Quality Management System it’s likely you will have encoun...

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10 Minutes to Save Yourself from Whaling

The CEO, CFO, COO of a company: the people in charge, the brains behind the whole organisation. If not totally...

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A gQMS reinforces ISO 9000 Quality Management Principles

When gaining a quality badge is the primary objective, there is a temptation to just think about meeting the m...

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WordBridge Pro 0.6 (WP to Joomla blog integration open source tool) now available

I started this blog post simply to announce we have officially released a version of our open source WordBridg...

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Graphical QMS, documented information, and the audit process

A gQMS will help with internal and external auditing requirements - leading to ISO certification in less time ...

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The Graphical QMS - how to get value from documented information

Documented information in a Quality Management System (QMS) - and why it's time for a radical overhaul of how ...

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Web design trends in 2015 that you need to consider

We've launched our new website design and I thought I'd take this chance to share a few thoughts about it, and...

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Cyber Essentials: Why your organisation should 'Get Badged'! - Part V

Part V:  Requirements 4. Malware protection, and 5. Patch management Malware protection software is a necessar...

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Do You Trust Your Ex-Employees?

  It's one thing to ask whether companies truly trust their employees with company information, but I think mo...

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Enterprise Search is critical for Information Management

  Continuing the theme of projects that can change the way your company works, in this post we'll look at the ...

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Building a Product Release Engine with CogniDox

In this blog I want to start a new theme - projects that can change the way your company works. All companies ...

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Cognidox and the UK Apprentice scheme: a Startup's story

This is text for an article that appeared in the print edition of the Cambridge News on Tuesday November 19, 2...

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SharePoint is NOT an IT project

  The AIIM organisation has just published the results from their annual Microsoft SharePoint survey. You need...

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The 'R' in CRM

  Here are five business scenarios that might benefit from a software solution:

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Single- versus multi-tenant cloud architectures

A few weeks back the topic of single-tenancy versus multi-tenancy in cloud architectures was mentioned. I made...

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File sharing is not document management

We spent a few hours this week looking at a couple of CRM software solutions and the features they offer.. We ...

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Extranet as a Service - XtraNet

We launched our new XtraNet product yesterday and there was a short interview about the new service over at th...

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Using a Web Archive (WA) document type for a QMS

  Recently we announced a case study with a partner, Primilis, in which they used a CogniDox feature to implem...

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Using the CogniDox WordPress Blog Plugin

We up-issued the CogniDox WordPress Blog Plugin this week. The key change are support for posting online-edita...

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Saving Business Cost with Open Source CRM

  Gartner published one of their Hype Cycle reports for CRM Sales a few days back. There's a useful summary on...

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Freemium and the Software Startup

  During my stint at the Startup Masterclass open mentoring day in Cambridge this week I had a few fascinating...

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New Ideas to Change the World at Idea Transform 2012

  Just finished my slots at the Idea Transform 2012 weekend – I was a mentor and we listened as a group panel ...

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Tools For Lean Startup Wizards

  The Cambridge Startup Masterclass I gave in late 2011 turned out (for me at least) to be a fun and pleasant ...

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Stay Lean: Your Startup Toolkit

  When I was asked to teach a Cambridge Startup Masterclass the first obstacle was to choose a topic. In the e...

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What's happening at UK BusinessLink? Where can Startups go for help?

  Although I'm in a Startup business I admit I've been confused about what is happening to UK Government suppo...

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Stories from the Startup Jungle

  Later this evening I’m speaking on a panel at the launch of the Startup Masterclass programme.

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Notes from "Product Management – who cares?! A VC speaks."

  Last night was the Cambridge Product Manager Network 'gala event' - a special meeting before the summer brea...

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Pricing and the Open Source business model

  For over a year, I've been following a great series of blog posts by Tarus Balog (founder and main mover of ...

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The Business of Open Source Software (#OSBC)

I would like to be in San Francisco for the Open Source Business Conference that starts today, but it's not to...

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Worldwide Enterprise Software market size

  In a previous blog we threw around some total-size-of-market numbers. Today I see that Gartner has just rele...

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Assisting unassisted support - why document management matters

  A few days back I upgraded to version 4 of the Mozilla Firefox browser because I wanted to test the new user...

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Can Enterprise Software be sexy?

  What is enterprise software? Is it to do with the size of the company? The companies with >250 employees ...

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Celebrate Document Freedom Day 2011 say Cognidox

  Today is the day the world celebrates Document Freedom Day and we'd like to add our support to this from eve...

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Integrating CogniDox (more) with Bugzilla 4.0

  You’re a software development leader who takes managing an application lifecycle seriously. You’ve spent tim...

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On Startups and Market Domination

  Dharmesh Shah is a serial entrepreneur who is currently involved with HubSpot.com. They have just announced ...

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More Resources for Pricing

  I'd no sooner hit the publish button on my blog post about the Psychology of Pricing when I remembered the f...

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Psychology and the Pricing of Software

  This month's Cambridge Product Management Network meeting covered the topic of software pricing. The present...

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Open Source Software Adoption - the Risks

  Gartner ran a user survey (available here - registration required) on the adoption and usage of Open Source ...

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Which is better: Drupal or Joomla?

  In CogniDox 8.4 released this week we added Drupal alongside Joomla! as web platforms that can be used with ...

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Information security lessons from Wikileaks

  The release of 260,000 US embassy messages by Wikileaks this week is certainly generating headlines. I don't...

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Software Risk and Source Code Access

  There was an interesting piece of news this week from the NCC Group plc, an  information assurance specialis...

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Why Google Wave Was Not A Success

  Like most software companies in the enterprise space we've had a good look in the past at Google Wave - the ...

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Best Open Source Applications

  The InfoWorld best of open source (BOSSIE) awards are just out. Here's a link to a slideshow [now 404] of th...

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How Do You Spend £35 million on a Website?

  The Central Office of Information (COI) is the UK Government's centre of excellence for marketing and commun...

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Now Where Did I Put That Document?

  IT Reseller Magazine is today reporting a survey by Networked Planet (an Enterprise Search software company ...

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Lucene/Solr full text search gets more kudos

  CMS Wire has posted an article on full-text search in web and enterprise content management and concludes th...

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IT Technology - a Buyer / Vendor disconnect?

  An interesting survey arrived in my inbox from Cobalt Corporate Finance about the latest quarterly survey of...

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Some 2010 Predictions for Content Management

  CMS Watch is a great site for learning about document management, web content management, enterprise content...

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On BizSpark and Microsoft Development

  We recently released CogniDox 8.1 and amongst the new features was a CogniDox Word Add-in.

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What tools do Knowledge Workers use?

  I've been using the term "knowledge workers" frequently in recent posts, so maybe it's overdue a definition....

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Open Source CMS Market Share Report

  The 2009 edition of the Open Source CMS Market Share Report was released today by the water&stone digita...

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Surveys on Knowledge Worker applications and Social Networking

  The concept of a Knowledge Worker has been around for a long time (Drucker, 1959) but it is still a slippery...

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Measuring the benefits of Enterprise Software applications

  There was an interesting survey published just over a week ago - Axios Systems, an IT services management so...

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The business of software - is selling commercial open source really that different?

  It's been one of those months where two or three thoughts or threads connect together.

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New release CogniDox v8.0 on the download servers

  This week we made our quarterly release of software, which we labeled version 8.0 (as opposed to 7.x) becaus...

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Open Source Enterprise Search is a Hot Topic

  We published a paper just two days ago on open source Enterprise Search tools such as Lucene/Solr and Xapian...

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Enterprise Search and the Flax search client

  Recently, we've been completely re-working the core Cognidox search functionality. When we initially wrote C...

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Building Software in-House – Why?

  I came across a survey by Cadence Design Systems, the electronic design automation (EDA) company, in which t...

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Content management - how smaller companies can learn from larger Enterprises

  Recently, I got around to reading the AIIM "State of the ECM Industry 2009" report published at the end of M...

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CMS Vendor Meme - "We get it"

  A month or so back one of the CMS vendors (Day Software AG) posted a blog entry in which they invited (as in...

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Adopting a line of Miro source code

  Miro, an open-source video aggregation site using VLC media player, has a novel idea for generating funds. T...

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Enterprise adoption of open source software

  Forrester Research has just published a survey of 2,200 IT executives in the UK, France, Germany, the US and...

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New site launched

  We've given the CogniDox website something of a facelift, and, since we can, we're using our own CogniDox Jo...

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