Editor's Corner

  • NY records warehouse blaze sparks digitization questions

    As we were going to press last week, news was beginning to trickle in about a fire at a Brooklyn, New York warehouse where millions of records belonging to various city agencies were stored. The seven-alarm blaze was originally thought to involve more than four million files, however city officials now estimate the number of damaged records will be far less.

Nonprofit news site's new CMS a 'racecar' not a 'kitchen sink'

When the staff of nonprofit news site The Marshal Project realized they needed a new CMS, they tasked their director of technology, Ivar Vong, with creating something flexible that could grow with the organization. Rather than cobble together something from pieces of existing platforms, Vong did what many media sites are doing these days. He built a CMS from the ground up.

Spotlight: Weebly targets enterprise with new website creation platform

Website creation company Weebly is targeting hospitals, educational facilities and large organizations with its recent launch of Weebly for Enterprise. 

Hillary Clinton bungles email management while Secretary of State

In the latest in a string of governmental email fiascos, the New York Times reports former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used her personal email address to conduct federal business. In fact, not only did she allegedly use it exclusively, she didn't even have a government-issued email address at all. The State Department is looking into the situation and combing through 55,000 pages of email they received from Clinton's office.

Old-school document management methods kill productivity

For all the hype about how great cloud document management is, some organizations just aren't willing to get on board yet. Though their reasons may be sound, a recent survey by Nitro reveals that clinging to old-school paper document practices is a productivity killer. Take a look.


Putting unstructured data to work for you

Managing big data can mean big headaches, especially when it's inherently unstructured and unweildy. Getting data under control before you need it seems daunting but it's really the best defense against future problems and potential litigation issues.