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The real story on DAM and interoperability

Theresa Regli, Principal Analyst and Managing Partner with the Real Story Group, says DAM vendors  aren't as "enterprise-ready" as they'd like you to think. The good news is, they're getting there.

Instagram integrated into Smarsh Archiving Platform

Instagram isn't just for hipsters anymore. Companies are using the social photo-sharing site to boost business and engage customers. For some businesses, that means a whole new slew of compliance and eDiscovery requirements.

Smartsheet amps up visualization tools in collaboration platform

Sometimes the easiest way to solve document and workflow management issues is to get a good visual representation of who's doing what, and when. Tiny companies might be able to get by with flowcharts taped to the wall, but if you've got a large or distributed workforce, Smartsheet's new visualization tools may be just what you're looking for.

IBM releases IBM Enterprise Records v5.2

IBM announced the release of IBM Enterprise Records v5.2, the latest version of it's ERM application. It sports a new user interface designed to reduce the number of clicks needed to complete records management tasks and improve overall efficiency.

Do you communicate while you collaborate?

Angela Ashenden, principal analyst of collaboration at MWD Advisors, writes about a conversation she was involved in during a webinar this month about the future of business communication. Panelists were discussing the merits of messaging and enterprise social networking tools over the old standby, email, when an interesting observation came up.

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.

Spotlight: The CMS experiment that changed everything at the Post

A look at the evolution of the Washington Post's CMS.

Spotlight: What to consider before an EMM purchase

Larry Dignan, ZDNet's Editor-In-Chief, says enterprise mobility management is a thick soup of components that range from security to document management.

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.

TITUS Classification for Mobile bridges divide between BYOD, document security

BYOD and data management are often a challenge for IT departments that need to balance document access on mobile devices with corporate security and compliance regulations. Data classification and security firm TITUS announced the launch of TITUS Classification for Mobile, to help organizations and government agencies bridge that divide.

 

Report: Federal agencies aren't ready to move to the cloud

A report by Accenture Research released earlier this year indicated that federal agencies aren't ready to move to the cloud, despite the fact that soon they won't have much of a choice. 

 

A behind the scenes look at a UK records management department

Ellie Pilmoor, a Portsmouth (UK) News reporter, recently went behind the scenes at The Association of Chief Police Officers Criminal Records Office, or Acro, to learn more about how its records management systems keep residents safe. 

Open source or proprietary CMS: Which is best?

There are plenty of free (as in beer), open source content management systems on the market so there's no reason to spend cold, hard cash on a proprietary CMS, right? That's WiredTree tech writer Rachel Gillevet's stance and, while it sounds good in theory, is it really the best advice?

Enterprise cloud storage keeps taking it on the chin

Dropbox is denying reports of a security breach this week, saying that the leaked usernames and passwords were "stolen from unrelated services ... and are not associated with Dropbox accounts." Not surprisingly, the mere mention of a breach is enough to keep the conversation going on in boardrooms about the security of enterprise-level cloud storage.

Public Records Act and ax grinders: Who wins when worlds collide?

Government transparency and Freedom of Information Act laws are great--until someone has an axe to grind. 

IT and marketing need to find common ground for best ECM decisions

According to a new study from Econsultancy and Adobe, more companies are beginning to understand that web content management is a foundational component of providing a good customer experience. Organizations also report an increased focus on finding content management systems that integrate with CRM, analytics and other marketing tools.

 

'Dirty data' could lead to multitude of open data issues

Open data is a big part of government transparency initiatives throughout the world but Senior Public Sector Specialist Victoria Lemieux says data quality issues could hamper even the best intentions.

Code42 announces new version of SharePlan with flexible cloud options

Code42 announced this week a new version of its enterprise-level sync and share platform, SharePlan. With new tools in place to support compliance concerns for initiatives like Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPPA, the Code42 takes aim at other popular cloud storage services like Dropbox and Box.

Joomla, Wordpress battle new vulnerabilities

Joomla and WordPress each had another security issue this past week. Here's what you need to know:

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.