Spotlight: Coding is hard

Journalist David Carr used his self-taught coding skills to create his own content management system. What happened when he tried to up his game?

Tips for creating a document capture policy for mobile devices

Since more than half of adults own a smartphone and 95 percent of organizations either support or allow BYOD programs, mobile capture is becoming more than just a catchphrase. Once simply a tool for field workers to snap an image of a document on the fly, mobile capture is now a cog in the work processes of all kinds of industries and office environments.

Microsoft closes SharePoint Online Public Website, users frustrated

Microsoft announced it is closing down it's SharePoint Online Public Website in January, to "focus on future investments and broaden partnerships with industry leaders." Existing Office 365 customers will have access to the feature for another two years but new customers will need to choose a third-party solution.

Document management in the age of email

Depending on who you listen to, email is a pox on the entire records management ecosystem or simply an inevitable consequence of the modern workplace. From discovery to storage to info governance, email poses challenges to even the strongest records management policies--which is unfortunate since it's widespread use isn't likely to change anytime soon.

It's okay to send paper copies of digitized docs to the circular file. Really.

If you're hanging on to paper copies of documents once they've been digitized, you may not only be wasting space. You might also also be opening yourself up to discovery risks.

2015 forecasted to bring more EHR security breaches

One of the hottest healthcare IT topics in 2014 was electronic health records (EHRs). Discussions included everything from who owns the data to how effective financial incentives are for motivating doctors to adopt EHRs. Unfortunately, one thing that kept also cropping up all year was how susceptible EHRs are to security breaches (hint: very). It looks like we should expect more of the same in 2015.

2015 reasons to love content management

It's been an interesting year for content management.

Spotlight: NASA moves to Drupal, will other agencies follow?

Earlier this year, NASA successfully migrated 110 websites and applications to the cloud. Is that an indication that the rest of the government will eventually do the same? 

Information governance, snowflakes and data overload

Even if your company doesn't have clear information governance policies, you're still exposed to IG every day, everywhere you go. Everything around you runs on a governance framework of some sort. Computerworld's Jason Federoff says even snowflakes have governance, so there's no reason your business shouldn't.


ICE rolls out new EHR record system

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, is the latest government agency to roll out a new electronic recordkeeping system, and it's one healthcare organizations will want to keep an eye on. ICE has replaced it's paper-based and multiple legacy software systems with a new automated electronic health record system for detainees in U.S. custody.

Salesforce Files Connect offers universal file sharing with SharePoint

After more than a year in development, has announced the release of Salesforce Files Connect, a tool for sharing, browsing and searching SharePoint files. Microsoft OneDrive will be supported by February, 2015, and support for additional repositories, including Google Drive, will be added over the next few months.

Collaboration overkill: Is your company guilty?

One of the most common buzzwords in enterprise content management is "collaboration." Work processes don't happen in a vacuum so its hard to imagine a CMS that doesn't facilitate collaboration between users. However, maybe we've taken the notion of collaboration a little too far and it's time to step back a bit.

A bespoke CMS makes a great holiday gift

Hayley Nelson, director of product management at Wired, has a small request from Santa. She'd like someone to invent a new type of CMS that helps publishers easily manage both print and online content. Oh, and it needs to have a great digital asset management system, too.

Survey: 1 in 3 hybrid cloud systems managers lack proper training

It's easy to assume that hybrid cloud deployments are strictly for the commitment-phobic but there are plenty of reasons why it makes sense for companies to use a combination of public or private cloud and dedicated servers rather than choose a single option. 

Financial incentives motivate doctors to adopt EHRs

Eight in ten doctors say they are using electronic health records or plan to soon. That's a pretty good adoption rate but it's not all about altruism. Physicians say the financial incentives are a pretty motivating factor, too.

FoCAS keeps ad-related banking materials in compliance

With the advent of Internet-only banking services and a general consumer dissatisfaction with the banking industry, financial institutions are stepping up their marketing efforts to draw in customers. launches unified communications tool to corral data, content

Between cloud services, BYOD, and on-site software, workers use a large and often fragmented collection of apps and services to get things done during the course of a workday. Unfortunately, the "mishmash" approach means employees struggle to find what they need when they need it and sometimes resort to workarounds if they can't get satisfaction with IT-sanctioned products. 

Actiance rolls out new UC tool for Microsoft Exchange

Unified communications solutions provider Actiance announced the release of Actiance for Exchange, a version of its flagship information governance product designed to help companies that use Microsoft Exchange maintain control over employee email.

Huddle nabs $51 million in funding, plans ahead for IPO

Enterprise cloud collaboration service Huddle has raised $51 million in a Series D round of funding led by Zouk Capital, bringing total backing to well over $80 million. The company expects to use the funds to advance new versions of its software.

Spotlight: Sony's DMS to blame for data breach?

Was Sony partly responsible for its recent security breach that resulted in the capture of hoards of sensitive data?