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There's no quick fix for federal RM issues

It's no secret that the U.S. government's records management policies are, to put it politely, lacking. Michael Avery, COO of ARMA International, says it's time for the White House and Congress to step up to the plate and enforce some sweeping changes.

Spotlight: The CMS experiment that changed everything at the Post

A look at the evolution of the Washington Post's CMS.

Spotlight: What to consider before an EMM purchase

Larry Dignan, ZDNet's Editor-In-Chief, says enterprise mobility management is a thick soup of components that range from security to document management.

Web content management's place in the ECM market

For some businesses, content management is less about digitizing and shuffling internal documents and more about disseminating marketing collateral and information to customers via a web portal. Noah Logan, general manager at customer engagement software company Clickability, says getting set up with a good web content management system is easy but cautions companies against buying into the five biggest myths of website personalization.

TITUS Classification for Mobile bridges divide between BYOD, document security

BYOD and data management are often a challenge for IT departments that need to balance document access on mobile devices with corporate security and compliance regulations. Data classification and security firm TITUS announced the launch of TITUS Classification for Mobile, to help organizations and government agencies bridge that divide.

 

Report: Federal agencies aren't ready to move to the cloud

A report by Accenture Research released earlier this year indicated that federal agencies aren't ready to move to the cloud, despite the fact that soon they won't have much of a choice. 

 

A behind the scenes look at a UK records management department

Ellie Pilmoor, a Portsmouth (UK) News reporter, recently went behind the scenes at The Association of Chief Police Officers Criminal Records Office, or Acro, to learn more about how its records management systems keep residents safe. 

Open source or proprietary CMS: Which is best?

There are plenty of free (as in beer), open source content management systems on the market so there's no reason to spend cold, hard cash on a proprietary CMS, right? That's WiredTree tech writer Rachel Gillevet's stance and, while it sounds good in theory, is it really the best advice?

Enterprise cloud storage keeps taking it on the chin

Dropbox is denying reports of a security breach this week, saying that the leaked usernames and passwords were "stolen from unrelated services ... and are not associated with Dropbox accounts." Not surprisingly, the mere mention of a breach is enough to keep the conversation going on in boardrooms about the security of enterprise-level cloud storage.

Public Records Act and ax grinders: Who wins when worlds collide?

Government transparency and Freedom of Information Act laws are great--until someone has an axe to grind. 

IT and marketing need to find common ground for best ECM decisions

According to a new study from Econsultancy and Adobe, more companies are beginning to understand that web content management is a foundational component of providing a good customer experience. Organizations also report an increased focus on finding content management systems that integrate with CRM, analytics and other marketing tools.

 

'Dirty data' could lead to multitude of open data issues

Open data is a big part of government transparency initiatives throughout the world but Senior Public Sector Specialist Victoria Lemieux says data quality issues could hamper even the best intentions.

Code42 announces new version of SharePlan with flexible cloud options

Code42 announced this week a new version of its enterprise-level sync and share platform, SharePlan. With new tools in place to support compliance concerns for initiatives like Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPPA, the Code42 takes aim at other popular cloud storage services like Dropbox and Box.

Joomla, Wordpress battle new vulnerabilities

Joomla and WordPress each had another security issue this past week. Here's what you need to know:

Enterprise cloud storage is outgrowing its britches

Enterprise cloud storage company Box is delaying its initial public offering until sometime next year citing "volatile market conditions," but some say there's more to it. I'm not so sure.

Schools roll out their own solutions as technology outpaces learning management systems

Unhappy with the state of available learning management systems, some schools are ditching the turnkey LMS in favor of customized mashup solutions. Florida-based Lynn University has decided to abandon Blackboard Learn and replace it with Apple's course management platform iTunes U.

Spotlight: Is predictive coding all it's cracked up to be?

Beyond Recognition's John Martin says predictive coding gets a lot more credit for being awesome than it should. 

House approves legislation protecting federal docs and email

The House has approved an important piece of legislation that makes it a crime to destroy federal documents and records, including email and other official communication. The Federal Records Accountability Act, introduced by U.S. Rep Mark Meadows, passed unanimously.

 

AIIM report delves into state of enterprise search

According to a new report from AIIM, there's a huge disconnect between how much organizations need or want good search tools and how many actually have them. The study revealed that 71 percent of businesses say search is vital or essential but only 18 percent have cross-repository search capabilities.

South Dakota says government email exempt from public access

South Dakota sure has an interesting statewide policy regarding email retention in its governmental offices: delete with extreme prejudice.