About Scott Metker

Scott Metker has been an enterprise architect on Fortune 500 corporate software implementations for the past 15 years. His current role, chief software architect at GP Strategies, enables him to focus on new product development and implementing software development methodologies. He has worked extensively with the Microsoft SharePoint and Dynamics platforms and currently develops commercial applications on these platforms with a focus on bringing cloud-based technologies to regulated industries such as Life Sciences. Scott originally comes from an academic background, with a doctoral degree in electrical engineering, but he has embraced a role in private industry producing software for large enterprise and government clients. He frequently speaks at industry conferences and also teaches as an affiliate instructor at Loyola University Maryland.

SharePoint 2010 in Global Medical Communications

April 17, 2012 by
Posted in Performance Readiness Solutions, Technology

I’ll be speaking in just a few days at the ShareFEST conference, and I want to offer a few thoughts on SharePoint 2010 adoption and usage within the Pharmaceutical community, and the applicability of SharePoint within the Global Medical Information function.

SharePoint 2010 in Life Sciences Companies and Medical Information

Anyone who hasn’t been hiding under a rock for the last few years could probably tell you that SharePoint has enjoyed widespread implementation within Life Sciences companies. The mystery at this time is why it has taken SharePoint so long to rise above the role as merely a departmental and collaboration file share. Read the rest of this entry »


Content Management & Mobile Devices (Part 2 of 2)

June 2, 2011 by
Posted in Learning Content, Performance Readiness Solutions, Technology

In the first part of this series, I discussed how to kickoff a mobile pilot by limiting scope, working with IT to govern security, and target a small set of initial devices to ensure success. One of the next critical steps in the process is to consider the types of content that you will be surfacing on these devices.
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Content Management and Mobile Devices – Choosing a Mobile Pilot (Pt 1 of 2)

May 24, 2011 by
Posted in Learning Content, Performance Readiness Solutions, Technology

The dominance of smart phones and ascendance of tablet-sized devices have driven a new demand for making corporate information assets (documents, videos, audio recordings, eLearning content, etc.) available on mobile devices. As many organizations begin to determine the suitability of mobile devices for their staff, it is critical to start with a simple pilot program to see how your workforce will adapt the technologies.  Read the rest of this entry »

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