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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.

JetBlue equips crew members with tablets for in-flight document management

JetBlue Airways announced last week that it's equipping every in-flight crew member with iPad Minis for document management and point-of-sale purposes. Initial rollout will be limited to crews working premium service flights between New York and Los Angeles, but the devices will be available fleet wide by April, 2015.

US Census Bureau rolls out new EMM system on 1,300 iPhones

The U.S. Census Bureau may still be looking for a way to get a leg up on how to manage 1.3 million HTML pages and more than 120,000 PDF files, but that hasn't stopped the agency from deploying a new content management system on its mobile devices. FedTech reports the Census Bureau replaced more than 1,300 BlackBerry devices with iPhone 5s handsets preloaded with Fiberlink/IBM's Maas360 enterprise mobile management system.

Content creation and content management: No man is an island

Customer experience strategy sessions usually focus on what content and marketing collateral is served to consumers, not how. It's refreshing to read an article over at Software Development Times that takes a look at how to design and employ an effective digital strategy that takes into account the actual technology behind it.

IBM acquires cloud security company, Lighthouse

Hot on the heels of the acquisition of access management company CrossIdeas, comes the news that IBM has also pocketed cloud security provider Lighthouse Security Group. The new addition to the IBM family provides methods for the dispersed workforce of its customers to access sensitive data from anywhere.

Spotlight: Getting patients better access to their medical files

 If Noga Leviner gets her way, patients will have a lot better access to their own medical files than they do now

Storing the corporate masterpiece for eternal safekeeping

It's frustrating to snap an important picture on a mobile phone only to lose it a week later because you forgot to back up your device in case of a crash. ZDNet's Jason Perlow suggests it's that kind of ambivalence to preserving digital content that "will almost certainly result in the loss of many culturally significant works." What does this have to do with content management? Plenty.

Do you need a separate CMS for social media?

Not long ago, we talked about records retention and the social media quagmire. As businesses continue to struggle over what to do with content and documents created within the four walls of their organization, now it turns out they may also need to maintain records of conversations and communications that take place over social media.

Don't lose jurisdiction over documents stored in the cloud

If cloud storage were a party guest, you'd find it standing alone at the punchbowl.