CTERA rolls out support for Amazon S3 Standard-IA

Enterprise data services vendor CTERA announced this week it now supports Amazon Web Services's new file storage option, Amazon Simple Storage Service Standard – Infrequent Access, otherwise known as Amazon S3 Standard-IA

Do bespoke learning management systems make the grade?

Custom content management systems are gaining in popularity, though not everyone loves them. Most often used by publishing and media outlets, a bespoke CMS is useful for organizations that want to keep up with the rapidly changing ways their target markets consume information. Now educational institutions, training facilities and human resource departments are looking at whether custom learning management systems are a better option than the legacy or turnkey LMSs they currently use.

6,000 users, 43 agencies, 50,000 records per month: Meet Portland, OR's new RM system

The next time someone suggests that moving state agencies to a new records management system is easy, point them to a project out of Portland, OR that was six years in the making. It combined the needs of 40 jurisdictions spanning two states and 150 IT staff from 43 different agencies.

Keep your records from flying the COOP in a disaster

With Hurricane Joaquin still on the minds of many on the east coast, Tyler Morris, Iron Mountain Government Services director of product management, had some timely tips about the importance of keeping your physical and digital records safe during a disaster.

Spotlight: 'Dozens' of VA records go missing, veterans benefits temporarily affected

Seattle Times reported last Friday that "dozens" of military veterans were incorrectly notified they'd lost their unemployment benefits. The issue wasn't due to a computer glitch,...

OpenText exec: ECM is here to stay, so get on board or miss out

The idea that Enterprise Content Management is on life support has been around a while. Critics of ECM solutions say they are little more than expensive content silos, that traditional use cases are outdated, or big data will drive its disruption. Not so fast, says OpenText exec Stephen Ludlow. ECM is "not doomed to fail."

Senate leader calls for delay of Stage 3 EHR regulations approval

Lamar Alexander, chairman of the committee overseeing the federal electronic health record program, is asking the Office of Management and Budget to delay its final review of the Stage 3 regulations until early 2017.

Spotlight: LMS market and the winds of change

As more companies lean on learning management systems to train and teach workers, LMS vendors are scrambling to keep up with their needs. Some organizations want to build on their existing systems,...

Doctors spending more on EHR tech, but is it worth it?

A new report from the Medical Group Management Association reveals physicians across the US spend an average of 34 percent more on technology now than they did four years ago. The spending increase isn't all that surprising, but the fact that it's only gone up 34 percent is.

Webtreepro wants to be the CMS darling of franchises

Web CMS vendor Primero Systems announced this week the launch of Webtreepro, a content management system designed to address the unique needs of franchises and other multi-site companies who need reliable tools to keep their branding consistent, no matter where, when or how corporate content is used.

Acquia secures $55M in funding

Digital experience company Acquia announced Monday that it has secured $55 million in venture capital, a scant 16 months after nabbing over $50 million in its last round of funding. The company plans to funnel the cash into its global operational efforts as well as to bolster sales, marketing and product development.


A look inside the results of the 2015 Forrester and ARMA IG survey

For the past seven years, ARMA International and Forrester Research have teamed up to take the pulse of records and information management experts and pin down their thoughts, ideas and most pressing concerns. The results of this year's survey are in and Forrester analyst Cheryl McKinnon shared a few of them in the September/October issue of ARMA Information Management Magazine.

Report: IT's faith in ability to protect data is abysmal

Data and file protection is arguably one of the most important jobs IT pros have, yet it's one of the things they feel least confident about doing properly.

Vera integrates with Box to offer increased file security and control

As with many cloud-based file storage providers, Box users have very little control over where and how files are used once they leave the service's environment. Data security vendor Vera announced a set of tools this week that give Box users a high level of control over documents leaving Box's ecosystem.

Spotlight: The big picture impact of Canada's records management problem

Maclean's Anne Kingston investigated the recent spate of federal records destruction in Canada, calling it a "crisis in government data." She urges Canadian citizens to look deeply at...

Should LMSs adapt to the way we learn or should we adapt to the way they teach?

Technology strategist Krish Kupathil says today's teaching environments should focus on social learning if we want to prepare the emerging workforce for the long haul.

OGIS report suggests FEMA's FOIA program needs improvement

The Office of Government Information Services released a report this month outlining how it thinks the Federal Emergency Management Agency is managing its Freedom of Information Act program. Conclusion: Not too well.

OpenText teams with SAP for personalized omni-channel content delivery

The partnership between OpenText and SAP hybris Solutions helps organizations target their digital assets where they'll do the most good. unveils SharePoint email management and classification tool

Digital workforce vendor rolled out a new tool that unifies all email and documents in a single, central repository instead of relegating them to Exchange and SharePoint, respectively.

Globalscape's updated EFT Cloud Services increases file transfer security

Secure file transfer software vendor Globalscape rolled out a newly updated version of EFT Cloud Services with a slew of improvements designed to make file exchange and collaboration more secure. The scalable service comes in three levels of support services: Basic, Standard and Platinum, and works in either a hybrid cloud or virtual environment.