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Infinit now available for Windows

Infinit, a peer-to-peer file sharing service, is now available to Windows users.

New partnership allows Office iOS users to edit, save documents to Box

Box today joins Citrix and Salesforce as members in Microsoft's Cloud Storage Partner Program. Two new integrations allow businesses to access content from any device or platform, and will support native integrations for Office for iPad and iPhone, and Office Online.

With new investment, Lighthouse to target sectors beyond legal

Lighthouse eDiscovery, a company that helps lawyers do discovery, scored a big investment from Spire Capital and plans to use the money to expand geographically but also into new sectors.

Soonr puts enterprise security first with new mobile app

Soonr this month released a new mobile file sharing solution app that offers both mobility and security for employees on-the-go, but currently it's only available for Apple users.

CIOs say they support hybrid cloud but deployment remains low

A new survey of more than 10,000 IT professionals revealed that 64 percent think hybrid cloud services provide greater agility and security, yet only 27 percent have deployed a hybrid cloud. Still, that's a nine percent jump from where hybrid deployments were in 2013.

 

Professor: Digitizing war records diminishes history

Andrew Hoskins, an interdisciplinary research professor at University of Glasgow, suggests that our desire to digitize the archives of war will ultimately diminish its value as a learning resource. He says that much of the nuance and context that only comes from handling physical manifestations of historical records is lost when researchers can simply call up a document on a screen.

 

OIG's office hunts for email compliance tool

The Office of the Inspector General is on the hunt for an email compliance and management tool. Under the federal guidelines for managing government records, the OIG has until December 2016 to choose and implement a method for maintaining both permanent and temporary email records.

 

Accellion releases kiteworks for Symantec Sealed Program

Enterprise file sharing and collaboration provider Accellion announced a new partnership this week that integrates its mobile content platform, kiteworks, with Symantec's Sealed Program for securing mobile devices. The kiteworks for Symantec app helps employees work securely with documents and other corporate content directly on their mobile phones.

Hoarding email can hurt you in the long run

hile it's tempting to save every single email message your company sends or receives in the interest of compliance and e-discovery, some experts say doing so can cost you big in the long run.

Spotlight: Justice Department, FBI point fingers over withheld records

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz says the FBI is withholding records they promised to turn over to his office for review. 

NY records warehouse blaze sparks digitization questions

As we were going to press last week, news was beginning to trickle in about a fire at a Brooklyn, New York warehouse where millions of records belonging to various city agencies were stored. The seven-alarm blaze was originally thought to involve more than four million files, however city officials now estimate the number of damaged records will be far less.

Campus curmudgeon nabs 22K university records

A pair of staff members were put on administrative leave at the University of Oregon after they released almost 22,000 pages of archived records to a professor. Among the documents released were a number of sensitive emails between students, faculty, and the President's office.

 

Spotlight: Fire destroys millions of NYC government records

A fire at a Brooklyn, NY, warehouse last week destroyed more than four million boxes of records.

Australia's national science agency revamps RM, learns lessons

Australia's national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, recently redesigned its records management system. The team solved a lot of lingering problems and learned a few valuable lessons along the way.

DAM vendors struggle to stay current with emerging tech

Tech analyst Geoffrey Bock says emerging technology--particularly the prevalence of rich media--is making it tough for digital asset management systems to keep up with the times.

Recommind adds BI to e-discovery platform with release of Axcelerate 5

Information intelligence firm Recommind adds a business intelligence component to its cloud-based eDiscovery platform with its recent release of the newest version of Axcelerate 5. It's a boon for any legal office or department requiring real-time analytics during the document review process.

 

Learning management system adoption on the rise, gamification trending

As I reported last fall, the learning management systems market is poised for a growth spurt this year as current LM systems age out and new ones are born. A recently released report by e-learning consultant Craig Weiss shows there are currently 642 LM suppliers catering to the growing market, up from 582 in 2014.

 

Integration lacking across customer experience technologies

A survey from customer experience solution vendor SDL revealed more than 80 percent of retailers plan to increase spending on tools to enhance customer experience.

Media outlets: Step away from the custom CMS project

If you've been reading FierceContentManagement for a while, you know there's been a spate of stories lately about publishers ditching their old CMS platforms for shiny, new custom made versions.

Spotlight: Indiana judge pushes for court e-filing system statewide

Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush is asking the state legislature for $5 million to purchase a statewide e-filing software system that will allow litigants to file and process all court documents online.