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The Oracle Universal Content Management Handbook

By : Dmitri Khanine
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The Oracle Universal Content Management Handbook

By: Dmitri Khanine

Overview of this book

Oracle UCM is a world-leading Enterprise Content Management platform. From Document Management, Web, Records, and more—Oracle has got all your business needs covered. Oracle UCM enables your organization to efficiently manage, store, preserve, and deliver content and documents. Written by Oracle ACE Dmitri Khanine, this book is a complete practical guide to building an ECM system and successfully configuring, administering, and operating it. It also shows you how to efficiently manage your organization's content and customize the UCM to fit your needs. This book wastes no time in getting you up and running and dives straight into the installation of the content server in Chapter 1. In the second chapter, you will master all the major controls and the admin interface. Metadata—a very important ingredient of any ECM—is thoroughly covered in Chapter 3. The book then moves on to the important tasks of securing your ECM system, configuring and managing workflows, and understanding and implementing virtual folders. The book also gives you an under-the-hood view of Stellent in Chapter 7. In the later chapters, you will learn how to migrate content like a pro and easily customize Oracle ECM. A bonus addition to the book is the final chapter, which is an easy-to-follow primer on web content management.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
The Oracle Universal Content Management Handbook
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Free Chapter
Getting Up and Running
Exploring Oracle UCM Product Offering

Five ways to maximize results when working with a UCM vendor

As a UCM consultant myself, it used to drive me nuts to see some of my projects suddenly go under without any prior warning. Certainly, nothing related to quality of work.

It took me years to figure out, but one day I just realized that the actual industry standards had to be changed. When everyone is used to consultants charging by hour, the clients are virtually guaranteed to end up paying more and have their projects run longer than expected. (See my website at: for detailed discussion of exactly why is this happening).

Below are the few simple "secrets" that consistently help our clients get their projects delivered on time and on budget, and avoid the common IT project pitfalls.

Work out a fixed price project

I always get "It can't be this easy" objection when I recommend this but yes, it can, and you drop all the risk into your vendor's laps. Even if it takes them longer than anticipated you...