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Thought leadership is an important part of our corporate philosophy as we are committed to continuously educating ourselves, playing an active role in the discussion and giving back to our community. Whether it’s a topic specific to our contract management software's functionality or something of general interest to our user community, we frequently publish with such notable organizations as Information Week, Huffington Post, and CNBC.
Contract Management Software - KMWorld | Microsoft’s Satya Nadella: Life As an Orchestra Conductor
KMWorld | Microsoft’s Satya Nadella: Life As an Orchestra Conductor, 05.19.2015

 
As an orchestra has an abundance of instruments, Microsoft has an abundance of products and services. And at the very center of this instrumentation is conductor Satya Nadella. Here's Russ Edelman's take on Microsoft and its week-long “Ignite” conference that took place May 4-8, 2015, in Chicago and pulled in close to 25,000 attendees.
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Contract Management Software - InformationWeek | How To Avoid 'Technical Success, Business Failure'
InformationWeek | How To Avoid 'Technical Success, Business Failure', 10.08.2014

 
​For years, business processes like contract management have seemed ideal candidates for improvement with technology. So why do technically successful projects so often result in business results that are mediocre, or worse? In this article, Corridor CEO Russ Edelman looks at the ways that technology projects intended to improve business processes can sometimes deliver disappointing results, and offers six answers and some real-life examples for getting to a business win.

Technologists, project managers, and business users have been on either end of the pointing finger. This article points to some ways forward in terms of planning, implementation, user feed back, and change management.

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Contract Management Software - Microsoft Case Studies | BT Improves Business-Critical Contract Management Processes
Microsoft Case Studies | BT Improves Business-Critical Contract Management Processes, 03.21.2014

 
​BT, one of the largest telecommunications services companies in the world, is intensely focused on the optimization of their strategic processes – and specifically, their Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) practices. With a vast array of information existing in disparate back-end systems, they were searching for a solution to readily aggregate and efficiently present their contract-related information. To address BT’s requirements, the Corridor Company, a Microsoft Partner, implemented its Contract Management Business App for SharePoint (CM[.app]™). CM[.app] is a Business-Critical SharePoint (BCSP) solution that when coupled with a series of advanced line-of-business (LoB) integrations provides BT with critical contract management functionality to readily access their LOB data, improve decision making and reduce business risks.

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Contract Management Software - KMWorld | SharePoint, Bill Clinton and Transformation: Reflections of SharePoint Conference 2014
KMWorld | SharePoint, Bill Clinton and Transformation: Reflections of SharePoint Conference 2014, 03.17.2014

 
​At SPC14, the facets of Microsoft's vision that were most compelling were around the transformative user experience. Corridor Company and CEO Russ Edelman were on hand for four days, including the important keynote sessions that featured President Bill Clinton, Jared Spataro, General Manager for SharePoint, and Jeff Teper, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Office Servers and Services. In its push to the cloud, Microsoft is also paying attentioin to user experience with Office Graph, Oslo, and Yammer.

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Contract Management Software - InformationWeek | Microsoft Observations from the Trenches
InformationWeek | Microsoft Observations from the Trenches, 09.25.2013

 
​Despite Microsoft's leadership transition and Windows 8 struggles, there are still huge opportunities for partners and customers. From the Microsoft partners conference in 2013, Russ Edelman looks at the plusses like Microsoft's investment into its cloud infrastructure, the ongoing adoption of SharePoint by global enterprises, and Power BI For Office 365 which makes the visualization of data easier and more engaging through graphs, maps and animation.

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Contract Management Software - InformationWeek | Is SharePoint Trustworthy For Business-Critical Processes?
InformationWeek | Is SharePoint Trustworthy For Business-Critical Processes?, 01.10.2013

 
​With workflow improvements in SharePoint 2013, more companies may consider it. Here's what else to consider in Microsoft's latest version: e-discover capability, improved content sharing and activity tracking, Cloud-based collaboration, improved Website management, practical integration with apps and mobile devices, and other improvements in the areas of search and security.
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Contract Management Software - InformationWeek | What Enterprise Social Networks Lack: Purpose
InformationWeek | What Enterprise Social Networks Lack: Purpose, 11.09.2012

 
People love social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in their personal lives.  However, companies have had less than stellar results replicating that energy with in-house social collaboration for their employees. Communities based on shared interests are fine for consumer social networks. At work, only a community of purpose is worth our time.
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Contract Management Software - AIIM Communities | Business Critical SharePoint​
AIIM Communities | Business Critical SharePoint​, 06.24.2012

 
SharePoint’s Business Connectivity Services (BCS) functionality connects to Line of Business services -- and that is only the beginning of SharePoint's “business critical” applications. Companies can realize value beyond this integration by leveraging SharePoint through advanced workflow automation and business intelligence reporting and dash-boarding.
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Contract Management Software - CNBC | Burton Snowboards: Passion, Innovation, and Profit
CNBC | Burton Snowboards: Passion, Innovation, and Profit, 11.22.2011

 
​Viewed from its headquarters in Burlington, Vermont, Burton’s is a revenue producing machine that is driven by the passion of its people. This company is completely wired not just for innovation, but for the immediate realization of that innovation.

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Contract Management Software - AIIM Communities | SharePoint Saturday: A User Community Like No Other
AIIM Communities | SharePoint Saturday: A User Community Like No Other, 04.08.2011

 
​A welcome addition to the conference circuit, SharePoint Saturdays bring users together to network and learn new ways of doing SharePoint right. With attendance in the hundreds, the enthusiasm and knowledge sharing at these events is only getting bigger.

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The primary causes for a technical success and business failure (TSBF) can be blamed on not having an intelligent and grounded change management strategy.
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Russ Edelman, CEO and President, Corridor Company