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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.

Records management failure highlights need for better training

A Nebraska prison records administrator's job is under review after his mismanagement led to the premature release of nearly 200 prisoners, further highlighting the need for better records management training and policy enforcement in agencies that deal with governmental infrastructure.

There's no quick fix for federal RM issues

It's no secret that the U.S. government's records management policies are, to put it politely, lacking. Michael Avery, COO of ARMA International, says it's time for the White House and Congress to step up to the plate and enforce some sweeping changes.

Web content management's place in the ECM market

For some businesses, content management is less about digitizing and shuffling internal documents and more about disseminating marketing collateral and information to customers via a web portal. Noah Logan, general manager at customer engagement software company Clickability, says getting set up with a good web content management system is easy but cautions companies against buying into the five biggest myths of website personalization.

Enterprise cloud storage is outgrowing its britches

Enterprise cloud storage company Box is delaying its initial public offering until sometime next year citing "volatile market conditions," but some say there's more to it. I'm not so sure.