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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.

Schools roll out their own solutions as technology outpaces learning management systems

Unhappy with the state of available learning management systems, some schools are ditching the turnkey LMS in favor of customized mashup solutions. Florida-based Lynn University has decided to abandon Blackboard Learn and replace it with Apple's course management platform iTunes U.

It's time to leave the information governance echo chamber

Information governance has been a topic of interest in enterprise content management since the industry's infancy. 

The future of digital asset management

Oracle announced this week its intent to purchase digital asset management, or DAM, vendor Front Porch Digital, for an undisclosed sum. Oracle execs say the acquisition will help the company provide solutions for businesses grappling with the challenges of working with large amounts of rich media.

Will new court ruling have ripple effect on records retention?

A new ruling by a D.C. court could have a ripple effect on what new types of records federal agencies--and eventually U.S.-based businesses--are compelled to retain.