Life science companies are this month's belle of the ECM ball

Life science organizations are getting extra love from ECM vendors this month as they rush to help researchers with collaboration and compliance needs. 

Study predicts the SaaS-based ECM market will boom by 2018

A new report from global research firm TechNavio asserts that although on-premise enterprise content management systems currently hold a 90.73 percent share of the global ECM market, that number will fall as SaaS-based systems continue to gain traction. The study shows SaaS-based systems can expect to see a 31.11 percent compound annual growth rate by 2018. But how likely are those numbers to come to fruition?

EPA shoring up FOIA eDiscovery service agency-wide

The Environmental Protection Agency reports it receives about 10,000 discovery requests every year under the Freedom of Information Act. The EPA is wrapping up a pilot program designed to capture, manage and deliver records in an effort to make the process more efficient.

Clerk's office raises filing fees to pay for records management, still comes up short

Officials in McLean County, IL are asking the local government for permission to raise the rates on court case filing fees to help pay for improvements to its records management system. The hike could net the county as much as $280,000 per year--but they still need more cash.

Spotlight: Document it, or it didn't happen

Ottowa's records management policies come back to bite former government officials right in the filing cabinet.

Morten Hyde-Birch Jorgensen steps down from Drupal's Board of Directors

The move follows a contentious online conversation about the use of (or lack of) politically correct language during DrupalCon in Austin earlier this month.

Australia Commonwealth Agencies will be 95% digital by 2015

The National Archives of Australia is reporting that the records and information management of its Commonwealth agencies will be 95 percent digital by 2015. That's an impressive figure, especially when you contrast it with the U.S. government that's still more or less in the planning stages of a digital strategy.

Can your CMS keep up with your customers?

You already know that a single customer experience can make or break a sale and several studies show that few things irritate online customers more than web content that's irrelevant to their interests. How can your CMS help keep customers happy?

Spotlight: Getting to know you--A first-timer's look at a CMS

Do you remember your first experience with a CMS? Kaya Ismail does, and it was a doozy, but she hung in there and learned some lessons along the way. Read all about it here....

Study: School IT pros struggle with increased expectations, decreased funding

As schools shoehorn textbooks, learning assets and entire curriculums onto digital devices, will funding for content management technology be able to keep pace? A recent study suggests not.

Seismic integrates with Salesforce1 to deliver personalized content

Salesforce customers using the vendor's mobile cloud platform, Salesforce1, just got a big boost in workflow efficiency. Seismic has launched its sales enablement solution on Salesforce1 to help sales reps access company content from mobile devices.

Zimbra moves to OSI-approved licensing for Zimbra Collaboration Open Source Edition

Unified collaboration software vendor Zimbra announced the release of a beta version of Zimbra Collaboration 8.5 to the open source community under the GNU Public License V2 license.

Upgrading your CMS? Take a look back before you move ahead

If you're debating about upgrading your content management system, Nuxeo has an insight paper you may want to take a look at. It takes a look where ECM has been, where it's going, and how you can tag along for the ride.

Records retention and the social media quagmire

It seems like there's a new question every week about the impact social media has on enterprise--questions that inevitably trickle down (or up?) to the government level. The governing body that oversees New South Wales' digital records has an interesting look at its evolving strategies to manage records retention and disposal requirements in social spaces.

Nitro Pro adds Microsoft RMS integration

Document productivity and collaboration vendor Nitro lets users lock down documents with greater ease thanks to a new integration with Microsoft Rights Management service. Nitro Pro now includes SharePoint compatibility, RMS ecosystem support, PDF file encryption and enables sharing of all file types across all devices.

Spotlight: Document management in a nutshell

We talk a lot around here about the intricacies of document management. What's the best process? Where is the technology headed? Why does it matter so much?

Forrester 2014 ECM and archiving survey opens

Forrester's 2014 online survey for Enterprise Content Management and Content Archiving is underway. The analyst firm is looking for input from anyone in the public or private sector who is willing to shed some light on their experiences surrounding ECM and archiving platforms.

Canto takes run at cloud-based DAM vendors with release of Flight

Digital asset management provider Canto is taking a run at its cloud-based DAM vendor competition with this week's release of its own cloud-based product, Flight. Canto isn't throwing its flagship installed app Cumulus into the grave, but instead is positioning Flight as simply another tool in the customer arsenal. Maybe that's what Flight's release is really all about--or maybe not.

Nuxeo announces beta release of hosting service

Enterprise content management platform Nuxeo announced the beta release of, a hosting service it says is "designed for developers, built for the cloud." Its goal is to remove the cumbersome process of provisioning new Nuxeo Platform instances so teams can focus on development.

SAP, OpenText expand integrated offerings

SAP recently announced that SAP Archiving by OpenText now runs on the SAP Hana platform and includes support for HANA Enterprise Cloud service deployments. The move expands the integrated offerings originally launched for SAP Business Suite in May of last year.