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No business is too small for information governance

If you're a small business owner who thinks you don't have to worry about things like information governance, you may want to think again. Virtually every company has the potential to be impacted by data management problems that could land them in hot water--or court.

Coveo announces free version of Coveo for Sitecore

Coveo announced this week the availability of Coveo for Sitecore - Free Edition, a set of advanced search features for Sitecore websites. As with Coveo's Enterprise Edition, the free version lets users configure and manage dynamic search on Sitecore websites to match the most relevant content to search requests across all browsers and devices.

Unlimited cloud storage and the elephant in the room

Dropbox announced last week that Dropbox Pro users are getting a hefty storage upgrade to one terabyte per account. But is it enough to attract enterprise users?

Automattic acquires BruteProtect, boosts security for WordPress

WordPress has struggled in recent weeks with a spate of security issues ranging from malware infections to denial-of-service vulnerabilities. It's not a big surprise then that Automattic, the open source development company behind WordPress, acquired security vendor BruteProtect last week for an undisclosed sum.

Vox Media considers offering custom CMS to the masses

Vox Media, publisher of online media sites like The Verge and Curbed use a custom content management system called Chorus that's currently it's only available in-house. But Vox Media's Editorial Director Lockhart Steele says Vox may share the wealth and open up the CMS to the masses.

The learning management systems market is booming

The learning management systems market is a $2.5 billion industry that's grown a whopping 21 percent this year. Those are the numbers are according to a new study from Bersin by Dolette and, according to company Principal Josh Bersin, they reflect four main factors of the industry.

Industry expert says enterprise search is getting its day in the sun

Joe Hughes, principal emerging/cloud applications lead at Ernst & Young LLP, says an enterprise search revolution is underway. Now we need to get out of our own way and let it happen.

FBI migrates 30 million records, VA drops the ball on e-claim management

Add the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security to the list of government agencies making the leap across the digital records management divide in the last couple of weeks. While you're at it, add the Department of Veterans Affairs to the list of agencies who still can't quite get it right.

Spotlight: Zocalo isn't the instant hit Amazon hoped for

Who's using Amazon's new document management service, Zocalo ... and who isn't

OpenText releases eDOCS DM 10 for legal eagles

This week, OpenText launched eDOCS DM 10, its information management system for the legal industry.

NASA migrates its CMS to Drupal, citing ease of use

NASA announced it has taken 110 websites and apps out of a commercial data center and moved them to the cloud. The organization also detailed plans to use Drupal as its new content management system. The project is designed to take advantage of more cost-effective storage options, as well as dump a proprietary CMS that was no longer supported.

Why the enterprise doesn't (but should) take information governance seriously

Doug Miles, head of the market intelligence division at AIIM, says the enterprise doesn't take information governance seriously enough, even though senior management knows it's an important topic. The issue, he says, isn't ambivalence. The sheer avalanche of data that needs managing is simply overwhelming even the most well-intentioned organizations.

Alfresco nabs $45 million for global marketing, cloud

Enterprise document management vendor Alfresco Software wants to move into global markets and managed to secure $45 million in funding to help make that happen. The company also plans to use the money for creating more cloud-based services to compete with the likes of Box and Dropbox.

It's time Congress hears about records management from the IT pros

Every time a government agency is taken to task in a courtroom for losing files, mishandling records or mismanaging documents, department heads line up to take the stand (and sometimes the fall). So why aren't the information professionals on the hot seat too?

PA state agencies are a study in email mismanagement

In what is probably the most harebrained document management "system" in recent memory, emails sent or received by state agencies in Pennsylvania are archived on state servers for a mere five days before being permanently deleted. 

Spotlight: Why Lexmark really, really wants to buy Readsoft

Earlier this year, Lexmark International set its sights on acquiring Swedish document management company Readsoft by offering them $182 million

Spotlight: Paperless office could slash your RM costs by up to 70 percent

Plenty of ears probably perked up when Deloitte Senior Consultant Paul St. Quintin told attendees at the Ricoh Managed Document Services Executive Forum they could cut their records management costs by as much as 70 percent by going paperless. 

Budgeting, employee buy-in biggest challenges to digitizing records

Allen Podraza, director of records management and archives for the American Medical Association in Chicago, is a forward-thinker in the RM space. He spends a lot of time on social media and blogs mulling over best practices and the challenges CIOs face regarding records management issues.

Security expert: Healthcare orgs should brace for more ERM security breaches

Community Health Systems, Inc. says the records of more than 4.5 million patients across 29 states have been compromised following a cyberattack on its records management system earlier this year. The attack snagged names, addresses, social security numbers, birth dates and phone numbers, but CHS says no medical or billing information was stolen.

Microsoft announces Matter Center for Office 365 for lawyers, early access program

Microsoft announced this week plans to roll out a document management and collaboration product specifically for lawyers. Called Matter Center for Office 365, the company is currently accepting applications for it's preview version.