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Microsoft acquires text analysis company Equivio

Microsoft announced Tuesday it acquired text analysis software company Equivio for an undisclosed sum that some analysts estimate could be in the $200 million range.

Chicago's march toward the paperless city

Here's a statistic for you. 34 percent of Chicago's total trash output comes from paper.

2015 reasons to love content management

It's been an interesting year for content management.

A bespoke CMS makes a great holiday gift

Hayley Nelson, director of product management at Wired, has a small request from Santa. She'd like someone to invent a new type of CMS that helps publishers easily manage both print and online content. Oh, and it needs to have a great digital asset management system, too.

Will 2015 be the year of information governance?

Has information governance been on your mind a lot lately? If so, you're in good company.

What we know (and don't know) about Ektron

After several days of commotion surrounding the activities of web content management software company Ektron, the dust has settled -- sort of. Here's what we know officially. Ektron secured a second round of funding with private equity firm Accel-KKR. Everything else is speculation as to what it all means and what the future holds for Ektron and its employees.

NARA backpedals on approval of CIA records destruction

The National Archives and Records Administration is backpedaling away from its preliminary seal of approval on the Central Intelligence Agency's request for permission to destroy the email messages of non-senior CIA officials. NARA originally gave tentative approval earlier this year but is now having second thoughts.

Employers, employees ready to rumble over secure file sharing

Last week I mentioned the discrepancy between the way IT wants employees to share files (securely, and with approved apps) and how employees actually share files (however they feel like at the time). A new study by document management vendor M-Files reveals that almost half of workers are storing confidential company information via unauthorized sharing and sync apps like Dropbox or Box.

FierceCM talks secure file sharing with Soonr CEO

Enterprise file-sharing service provider Soonr published a report last week that reveals 59 percent of workers say it's important they be able to download or edit files on their mobile devices. 89 percent say they access files remotely, but only 22 percent have an approved file-sharing service in the workplace.

World Paper Free Day is Nov. 6. Are You In?

The AIIM community has designated Thursday, November 6, 2014 as World Paper Free Day. They'll make a donation in your name to the Arbor Day Foundation in exchange for filling out a simple pledge form and they're even offering digital badges to display on your websites and email signatures so you can help spread the word.