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UK committee televises, live-tweets records management evidence session

In response to the loss of important files pertaining to a dramatic court case in the U.K., the Public Administration Select Committee met this week to discuss the preservation and destruction of historical records. The entire event, led by a watchdog group of MPs appointed by the House of Commons, was live-tweeted by members of PASC.

Reading the tea leaves of Amazon's Zocalo cloud storage service

Amazon Web Services is attempting to again court the enterprise crowd with a new document storage and sharing service called Zocalo. Primary tools include security and permission management, authentication, any-device access, versioning and annotation.

Zen and the art of CMS, and RMS, deployment

As I was preparing for this week's newsletter and column, I kept running across article after article with the same theme: deploying a new content or records management system can take an Ice Age. It doesn't matter how big a business you are or how deep your pockets are, when you make the decision to implement or upgrade your system, you'd best settle in for the long haul.

Public sector data security issues not just a US problem

A British study of more than 140 senior management and staff in the public sector revealed that 83 percent say the biggest threat to data are employees themselves. If they're having half the issues the US public sector is then they're right to be concerned, but it does beg a question. Is it faulty employees or faulty processes?

Information governance: What to do about elusive documents

Everyone has their own definition of information governance and their own take on what it means in the context of content management. Experts across the industry are trying to tease the issue apart because...

Morten Hyde-Birch Jorgensen steps down from Drupal's Board of Directors

The move follows a contentious online conversation about the use of (or lack of) politically correct language during DrupalCon in Austin earlier this month.

Upgrading your CMS? Take a look back before you move ahead

If you're debating about upgrading your content management system, Nuxeo has an insight paper you may want to take a look at. It takes a look where ECM has been, where it's going, and how you can tag along for the ride.

Records retention and the social media quagmire

It seems like there's a new question every week about the impact social media has on enterprise--questions that inevitably trickle down (or up?) to the government level. The governing body that oversees New South Wales' digital records has an interesting look at its evolving strategies to manage records retention and disposal requirements in social spaces.

Document management process study sheds light but offers few answers

According to a new survey sponsored by Swiss Post Solutions and the Association for Information and Management, 57 percent of banking and insurance industry IT pros say records and document management processes are in need of improvement. Forty-one percent want to pull the plug on paper all together. But...

The DirecTV and AT&T merger: So many questions, so few answers

As I take over the helm here at FierceContentManagement from my buddy Ron Miller, I find it somewhat serendipitous that one of the major business stories this week concerns two (and a half) things near and dear to my heart. Mobile devices and what content this way comes.