It's almost impossible to have a discussion about document management without mentioning the cloud and, by extension, file sharing. Is it time to take a step back and consider that maybe cloud storage isn't the final word on the future of the documentation industry?
The U.S. Census Bureau has decided its time to find a better content management system to get a handle on over 1.3 million HTML pages and some 120,000 PDF files.
Some major ECM solutions today feature auto-classification tools to assist users in figuring out types of documents and where they belong in the overall taxonomy of a system. On the surface it seems like an ideal way to get records under control, yet it's frequently under-utilized or ignored altogether.
Poor records management may lead San Bruno, CA city officials to demand that Pacific Gas and Electric Company's reduce pressure in its gas lines throughout the area until the company is able to prove their safety. The issue stems from a deadly explosion in 2010, which state investigators say was largely caused by sub-standard record keeping and maintenance issues.
In a case of colossally bad timing, WordPress is finally getting some love from small business owners as a standalone content management system just as a series of security breaches and malware infections make the news.
The Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services hatched a great plan several years ago to automate the immigration and citizenship benefits program. It launched in 2007 and seven years later only nine e-file documents are available online. In fact, the entire filing procedure takes longer now than when the agencies processed the documents by hand.
In response to the loss of important files pertaining to a dramatic court case in the U.K., the Public Administration Select Committee met this week to discuss the preservation and destruction of historical records. The entire event, led by a watchdog group of MPs appointed by the House of Commons, was live-tweeted by members of PASC.
The deadline for the Presidential Directive on Managing Government Records is approaching.
ECM vendor Top Image Systems put an interesting spin on its marketing tactics with a buyback program designed to let companies switch to their product with a minimum outlay of cash. TIS will buy back its competitor's software and replace it with its own technology at no additional licensing cost to participating businesses. Companies are, however, required to purchase a "three-year commitment of existing maintenance and support."
If you're trying to convince the boss of the importance of integrating digital, cloud and mobile strategies, you may want to listen up. According to a small but interesting survey conducted by Canon U.S.A, IT decision-makers and their executive counterparts have pretty divergent opinions when it comes to document workflow technology.
Now that school is out for the summer in the U.S, you'd think this would be the perfect time for learning content management system, or LMS, vendors to make all kinds of announcements. Admittedly, they're few and far between, but there are some interesting nuggets if you dig around.
Every industry brings a unique set of challenges for a CMS to contend with but few are as important to get right the first time as the deployment of a content management system in the field of healthcare. In that light, it's a bit frightening to note that only 45 percent of respondents in a recent survey of the healthcare and life sciences industries say they have a content strategy in place.
Security firm Sucuri is warning WordPress admins that a "massive" malware infection is wreaking havoc on WordPress websites. Sites with outdated plugins or weak passwords are particularly at risk.
Amazon Web Services is attempting to again court the enterprise crowd with a new document storage and sharing service called Zocalo. Primary tools include security and permission management, authentication, any-device access, versioning and annotation.
If you're noodling around the idea of employing document-management-as-a-service, content management consulting firm Amplexor takes a deep dive into its pros and cons.
There's no denying mobile enablement is important in the content management landscape but it's often simply an add-on component of web-optimized solutions already on the market. Raw engineering, developers of the built.io application development platform, announced the launch a mobile-first content management system for enterprise that comes with mobile enablement built right into the product.
Developers who spend a lot of time trying to improve mobile capture for their companies' documents will want to take note of SimpleECM's new widget-based software development, or SDK, kit that adds capture functionality to enterprise productivity apps with just two lines of code. In fact, the SDK's name is probably longer than the code itself.
Citing decreased storage costs on its end, Box announced July 15 it has dropped storage limits for all its business customers. No doubt they also saw Amazon Zocalo and Google Drive creeping up in the rearview mirror.
BBC World Service has been facing some troubling freedom of the press issues in Thailand since the Thai army seized power earlier this year. In a surprisingly innovative workaround, the editing team has decided to forgo a standard content management system for article management in favor of a Facebook news feed.