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Haivision launches Calypso Enterprise Video Platform

From marketing collateral to in-house training, video files are high-value assets and video solutions vendor Haivision has a new video management platform aimed at helping organizations corrall and collaborate on them within a single environment.

SPOTLIGHT ON... Top cloud providers don't fully trust the cloud

As the country's top cloud providers vie for a share of the market, The Wall Street Journal has unveiled that cloud providers don't even fully trust their own product. The Journal has an...

CA judicial committee says lawyers have ethical responsibility to eDiscovery

A new formal opinion released by California's Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct offers strong words to attorneys about their ethical duties surrounding the handling of electronically stored information. In short, "But, Your Honor, I don't understand how eDiscovery works" shouldn't be a valid argument in the California court system.

DOD awards EHR contract to Leidos, Accenture and Cerner

Last week I reported on the status of the Pentagon's electronic health records project, and claimed that it could be a massive and expensive flop. One point of contention from critics was that whomever was eventually awarded the contract to modernize the EHR record system would end having too much control over sensitive data. Politico reported that a handful of former Pentagon IT professionals called for a one-year delay on the announcement of a new vendor. They didn't get their wish.

Extensis launches toolkit to ease DAM process pain points

As with most other enterprise systems, selecting and implementing a DAM system ranges from "a bit challenging" to "a miserable experience" depending on a number of factors. Enterprise software vendor Extensis launched a new toolkit this week to make the process a little easier.

Legal eagle recommends reporters push back against discretionary public records policies

Kristin Bergman, Legal Fellow on the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, says it really shouldn't be as difficult as it is for journalists to access official business emails from the government.

Smarsh offers enhanced archiving for Microsoft Office 365

Cloud-based archiving solutions firm Smarsh announced this week it now offers enhanced archiving support for Microsoft Office 365. On its own, Office 365 already archives email but the tools Smarsh added to The Archiving Platform provide organizations a better way to manage a wide range of electronic communication for compliance or other legal purposes.

Brandcast Cloud takes Web content management to a new level

There's a new content management and publishing system in town that looks ready to eat stodgy, complicated CMSs for lunch. It's called Brandcast Cloud and its combination of website development, collaboration and asset management tools make quick work of brand management for big and small organizations alike.

Can you justify the ROI on your DAM?

"Digital asset management (DAM) is right at the pointy end of the CEO and customer sword to prove its worth," said Elliot Sedegah, senior product marketing manager for the Adobe Experience...

Why do email policies of local governments seem so sketchy?

A new policy in St. Paul, MN allows city employees to "delete [email messages] as soon as their purpose is served" or within six months. Messages moved to trash or junk folders will evaporate in a mere two weeks. In a not-at-all-shocking turn of events, public watchdog groups are voicing their concern.

 

Customer experience management: Help or hype?

Customer experience management is as much a catchphrase today as "social media guru" was five years ago. Indeed, it's difficult to have a conversation at any level about customer engagement without mentioning CX somewhere along the way. Some industry insiders suggest that the intense focus by marketing on the customer experience is leading to a rift between marketing agencies and their clients.

Pentagon EHR project could be expensive flop

For some time now, the Pentagon has been planning to announce a new records system that, among other things, would integrate nicely with the VA's recent attempts to modernize its electronic health records system for better interoperability between agencies. At the eleventh hour, healthcare providers and politicians close to the project say it will be an expensive and inefficient flop.

ImageSite DMS gets a face-lift, new features, AutoCAD 2015 support

eQuorum Corporation announced the release of a new version of its document management system, ImageSite, that includes a slew of new features and an overhauled UI. ImageSite 9.1, written in HTML5 is supported by all platforms, no Java required, and is available to customers now.

Report: Hybrid cloud market could grow $84.67B by 2019

According to a new report by MarketsandMarkets, the hybrid cloud market is expected to grow $84.67 billion, largely fueled by increased adaptation in North America. Other parts of the world, however, like Latin America and the Middle East will be close behind.

Execs from Kentico and HIPPO debate pros and cons of open source CMS

Executives from open source CMS vendor HIPPO and proprietary CMS vendor Kentico squared off in a friendly debate about the pros and cons of open source versus commercial content management systems on a recent episode of the web-based show CMS Connected, hosted by commentator Butch Stearns.

Content management coming soon to a drone above you

ECM vendor Progressive Technology Federal Systems Inc. sure is on the cutting edge of content management tech. They've created a new CMS system that manages the huge amount of data collected by unmanned aerial systems -- more commonly known as drones.

Spotlight: Lessons learned from government document mismanagement scandals

Government document mismanagement stories make for great headlines, but also come with lessons to be learned once you get past some common misconceptions about how and why they happen. FCW's Adam...

Shredding ban lifted for Canadian government following policy review

Back in May of this year, the Canadian government was struggling with accusations it had improperly destroyed an unspecified number of public records following the election of new party leaders. As a result, document shredding was halted at all government agencies pending an investigation into the matter. Last week, public agencies were given the go-ahead to fire up the shredders once again.

Canto introduces Cumulus Portals and new iOS app

DAM vendor Canto rolled out a new updates to its flagship digital asset management product, Cumulus, along with branded portals, a new iOS app and an improved API for better integration with third-party platforms and enterprise apps.

 

Report: Companies increasingly, but reluctantly, willing to move to Microsoft cloud services

Microsoft Partners say their clients are willing to move existing Microsoft enterprise environments like Office, Exchange, and SharePoint to the cloud, but not without some trepidation.