Will 2015 be the year of information governance?

Has information governance been on your mind a lot lately? If so, you're in good company.

What we know (and don't know) about Ektron

After several days of commotion surrounding the activities of web content management software company Ektron, the dust has settled -- sort of. Here's what we know officially. Ektron secured a second round of funding with private equity firm Accel-KKR. Everything else is speculation as to what it all means and what the future holds for Ektron and its employees.

Spotlight: How the BBC slimmed 40 CMSes down to 2

 Find out how The BBC Online spent the last three-and-a-half years changing their entire digital presence

Box launches partner program to gain user trust

Cloud-based file sharing and collaboration company Box announced the launch of a new program called Box Trust that's designed to boost, well, customer trust in its service. Box isn't going at it alone in this new venture, however. They've brought a collection of 19 partners along for the ride, including such notable companies as Symantec, Recommind, OpenDNS and Splunk.

Study: 40 percent of knowledge workers in the dark

A recent study by enterprise search company Coveo takes a look at how much time is lost by knowledge workers and knowledge management practitioners due to inadequate or ineffective search tools. Hint: A lot.

Chief privacy officer role gaining traction in public, private sectors

Privacy compliance is about to become a big priority for organizations so records and information managers should get ready to help business owners tackle the issue. That's the word from John Isaza, an attorney who leads the Information Governance and Records Management practice at Rimon Law.

Queensland asks for help in solving records management problems

Queensland State Archives, or QSA, is asking for help from the public sector to help identify and solve common record retention and management problems. "A critical disconnect has emerged between government's move towards digital service delivery, while still relying on outdated records management processes," acknowledges the QSA.

Acquia Cloud Shield protects Drupal-based websites

Digital experience company Acquia announced a new service that offers added protection and security to Drupal-based sites housed inside a corporate network. Acquia Cloud Shield helps users securely move on-site data in and out of the cloud via a virtual private network, or VPN, connection.


Spotlight: Companies insist on ECM, employees don't

Why do organizations insist on using enterprise content management software in the face of considerable pushback from employees?

NARA backpedals on approval of CIA records destruction

The National Archives and Records Administration is backpedaling away from its preliminary seal of approval on the Central Intelligence Agency's request for permission to destroy the email messages of non-senior CIA officials. NARA originally gave tentative approval earlier this year but is now having second thoughts.

Over 700 UK medical record security breaches reported in under a year

According to research conducted by U.K.-based telecom vendor, one-fifth of security breaches that occurred in the healthcare sector between April 2014 and March 2014 involved the loss of paper records and files. 12 percent occurred when health documents were mailed to the wrong person and seven percent were due to improper paperwork disposal.

New HP CMS suite helps companies manage big data

HP announced this week the launch of a collection of tools to help companies collect, manage, store and search big data. The HP Intelligent Retention and Content Management solution is built around HP's Haven big data analytics platform. It comes bundled with three products--HP StoreAll, HP ControlPoint and HP Records Manager--to manipulate stored content.

Can enterprise search lead to better customer experiences?

As many as 94 percent of marketers say personalization is the Holy Grail of a good user experience. The trouble is, it's tricky to pull off. Customer entry points occur across multiple devices and various social channels, yet consumers expect a seamless experience no matter how they engage a company. Is enterprise seach the answer?

Dropbox for Business woos enterprise with new API

Dropbox continues its march toward enterprise acceptance with this week's planned launch of Dropbox for Business API. It's designed to let developers create enterprise-level apps atop Dropbox to suit an organization's specific needs.

CryptoPHP backdoor targets WordPress, Drupal and Joomla

A report released by security firm Fox-IT outlines a new threat affecting more than 23,000 web servers. It uses a malicious script called CryptoPHP found in pirated WordPress, Drupal and Joomla themes and plugins. Fox-IT has created two Python scripts to help admins detect the backdoor.

Spotlight: AU government releases RM training videos

If you're curious how federal governments train staff on digital records management, listen to this recording launched by The National Archives of Australia.

Employers, employees ready to rumble over secure file sharing

Last week I mentioned the discrepancy between the way IT wants employees to share files (securely, and with approved apps) and how employees actually share files (however they feel like at the time). A new study by document management vendor M-Files reveals that almost half of workers are storing confidential company information via unauthorized sharing and sync apps like Dropbox or Box.

Australian newsroom building new CMS, with a twist

Whether you believe newspapers are in the throes of death or are simply reinventing themselves to keep up with changing technology, one thing is for sure: newsrooms do love to switch it up when it comes to content management.

WordPress bug leaves up to 90 percent of blogs at risk

WordPress admins have yet another bug to fret over, and this one could affect as much as 90 percent of WordPress blogs.

ACD launches new version of digital drawing and file management tool, Canvas

Digital editing and asset management form ACD Systems launched a new version of its flagship product, Canvas. It's designed to ease workflow pain points for graphic designers, engineers and other professionals who work with large technical or illustrated documents.