Business Intelligence/Data Warehouse Special Interest Group

Enterprise Content Management – heard on the street

~ Swapping thoughts on ECM

Enterprise Content Management means

  • Different things to different people
  • Many components
  • Can be huge or very targeted
  • Depends on who you�re talking to
  • Is dependant on the type of shop
  • Measures aren�t always reliable without context

Challenges & issues of ECM

  • Structured data and unstructured data
  • Key objectives & approaches
  • Content lifecycle
  • Metadata and corporate practice/norms
  • Infrastructure
  • Administration
  • Governance
  • Change management
  • Evaluation


Warren Shiau is a respected technology analyst and research consultant with sectoral expertise in software, hardware and communications. His wide-ranging experience in IT-industry research and analysis includes positions at The Research Board division of Gartner Inc. in New York, and International Data Corporation (IDC) where he was the lead Canadian-market software analyst.

At The Strategic Counsel, Warren is responsible for IT market research, including market analysis and forecasting, ad-hoc client inquiries, white papers and position statements, syndicated and custom market studies, and competitive analysis.

Warren’s research, speaking engagement and white paper clients have included Microsoft, Oracle, Novell, IBM, Lenovo, CA, Hewlett-Packard, Motorola, MCI and SAP among others. Warren is frequently quoted in Canadian trade press or national print media in the technology arena and has frequently appeared on national television (ROBtv, etc.).

Prior to joining The Strategic Counsel in 2005, Warren was the research manager and lead analyst for Canadian market software research at International Data Corporation (IDC).

Time and Location of Meeting

Meeting Details: Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Location: Northern District Library room, 224BC. This library is located a short block north of the Eglinton and Yonge subway station (just past the Eglinton Centre) at 40 Orchard View Blvd, Toronto. There is parking at several nearby lots.

5:45 pm: Registration for prompt 6:00 pm start
7:30 pm. Expected Finish

No need to pre-register – just show up!

No charge for IRMAC members.  Non-members: $20.

Questions please contact


Feb 20 2007


5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

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