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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.

Text analysis firm Equivio eyed by Microsoft, partners with Nuix

Text analysis tech company Equivio announced a partnership this week with Nuix, a company that helps workers make "fact-based decisions from unstructured data." The pairing appears to be aimed at gaining a greater foothold in law firms and government agencies like the U.S. Department of Justice, already an Equivio customer.

More online publishers turning to custom CMS

Online publisher Say Media built a content management system from the ground up that they claim has caused traffic on one of its properties to increase more than 160 percent. Say Media is now offering the CMS, which it calls Tempest, to all its partner publications free of charge in exchange for the right to sell unused ad inventory.

Integration issues can really blow your CMS project budget

Just when you thought you knew where all the budgetary landmines were buried, along comes a new warning about something that could throw your next CMS implementation or migration project off budget: integration issues.

 

WizIQ goes to the head of the class with next-gen LMS

Online education company WizIQ launched a cloud-based learning management system last week that includes virtual classrooms, social collaboration and a slew of other tools designed to appeal to educational institutions looking for a turnkey LMS solution.

 

Make content strategy a priority for best CMS design

If you want to give your customers the best possible user experience, make sure your CMS takes a "mobile first" approach. If that's not doable, then at least make sure you have a single CMS managing all your content across all devices.

Spotlight: The info governance death rattle

E-discovery attorney Ralph Losey suggests information governance as we know it has about another five to ten years of life left in it before it's no longer worth the trouble. 

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?