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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.

Spotlight: Is predictive coding all it's cracked up to be?

Beyond Recognition's John Martin says predictive coding gets a lot more credit for being awesome than it should. 

House approves legislation protecting federal docs and email

The House has approved an important piece of legislation that makes it a crime to destroy federal documents and records, including email and other official communication. The Federal Records Accountability Act, introduced by U.S. Rep Mark Meadows, passed unanimously.

 

AIIM report delves into state of enterprise search

According to a new report from AIIM, there's a huge disconnect between how much organizations need or want good search tools and how many actually have them. The study revealed that 71 percent of businesses say search is vital or essential but only 18 percent have cross-repository search capabilities.

South Dakota says government email exempt from public access

South Dakota sure has an interesting statewide policy regarding email retention in its governmental offices: delete with extreme prejudice.

 

Patients don't own health record data

There's a lot of activity surrounding the implementation of electronic health records but one thing that doesn't get talked about much is who owns the data EHRs contain. One would assume it's the patient. One would be wrong.

 

ECMs need more social content tools, better agility

Kate Fuelling, consultant for Lime Business Solutions, penned a great thought piece that takes a look at why the ECM space needs to be more agile and responsive. She says technology is moving at lightening speed, government policies are changing, workers have higher expectations and ECM needs to keep up with it all.

Spotlight: Pay attention during ECM deployment or end up as road kill

If you plan to languish around during ECM deployment instead of paying attention to what's going on around you, expect to find yourself looking at the undercarriage of a very big bus.

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. 

Convincing workers to part with unneeded data

Corporate attorneys Judy Selby and James Sherer put together an interesting blog post examining why it's so difficult for employees to part with old email, documents and other unneeded data. They liken the behavior to hoarding, offering some insight into the reasons behind it and how you can help your workers rationalize getting rid of detritus there's no longer any reason to keep.

Recommind integrates Axcelerate with EMC SourceOne

Information intelligence vendor Recommind announced last week the integration of its eDiscovery platform Axcelerate with EMC SourceOne archiving software. The new setup allows SourceOne users to safely move documents around between apps, in the cloud or in a licensed environment.

Retail CMS undercutting the customer experience

Companies that cater to customers online need to make sure their data management system isn't inadvertently driving away business. Rachel Serpa, Content Marketing Manager at Gigya, says it's important to make sure the CMS underpinnings of your website enhance the user experience, not undercut it.

 

Federal healthcare IT spending to top $4.8 billion by 2019

Federal-level health IT spending is forecast to reach $4.8 billion by 2019, according to a new report by enterprise software company Deltek. Unsurprisingly, the main reasons behind the megabucks spending are federal healthcare initiatives and the collateral tech needed to make them become reality.

 

Calculating the ROI of ECM

The return on investment for content management systems in the enterprise is an average of $7.50 for every dollar spent--up 23 percent from 2012. That's the word from a report just published by Nucleus Research.

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.

Spotlight: Efforts to fix federal RM issues may be delayed by Congress

If we're being generous, we could say that current federal records management policies still need ... a little bit of work.

Accellion announces new cloud content connectors for Box, Dropbox

Mobile file sharing vendor Accellion announced this week the availability of a collection of kiteworks cloud content connectors for Box and Dropbox. The new integration gives IT managers control over content employees are storing in the cloud while allowing users to access content from either side of the firewall.

AU government edges closer to total Drupal-based website unification

Australia's plan to combine its multiple governmental websites onto one Drupal-based CMS platform is really starting to come together. Australia's Department of Finance announced this week plans to migrate Australia.gov.au and finance.gov.au to its new online content management system, govCMS, powered by digital business company Acquia.

Inspector General report: EHR certification program deeply flawed

The push to implement electronic health records systems is reaching critical mass but a new report by the HHS Office of Inspector General reveals what some hospital administrators have been saying for a while. The process just isn't ready for prime time.

Alfresco partners with Snowbound for VirtualViewer HTML5 integration

Alfresco has teamed up with document viewing technology provider Snowbound Software to integrate Snowbound's VirtualViewer HTML5 into its collaborative ECM platform, Alfresco One.