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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.

Unlimited cloud storage and the elephant in the room

Dropbox announced last week that Dropbox Pro users are getting a hefty storage upgrade to one terabyte per account. But is it enough to attract enterprise users?

PA state agencies are a study in email mismanagement

In what is probably the most harebrained document management "system" in recent memory, emails sent or received by state agencies in Pennsylvania are archived on state servers for a mere five days before being permanently deleted. 

Content creation and content management: No man is an island

Customer experience strategy sessions usually focus on what content and marketing collateral is served to consumers, not how. It's refreshing to read an article over at Software Development Times that takes a look at how to design and employ an effective digital strategy that takes into account the actual technology behind it.