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 Critics of ECM solutions say they are little more than expensive content silos, that traditional use cases are outdated, or big data will drive its disruption.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.

Tapping into the emotions of the customer experience

Customer experience management company SandSIV released a white paper earlier this month that takes a look at what happens when organizations overlook the emotional aspect of transactions with their target demographic.

Spotlight: Classified Clinton emails still on Gmail servers

Where are Hillary Clinton's classified emails housed? According to Politico, some of them are sitting on Gmail servers. Read more....

When poor records-management leads to poor employee-management

Records managers spend a lot of time noodling around the nuts and bolts of records management, from identifying the best technology to coming up with solid lists of best practices. But what happens when poor records-management leads to poor people-management?

Florida governor under fire again for records management shenanigans

Florida Governor Rick Scott  is under fire for a second time with a new round of allegations that his office is withholding emails and other documents surrounding a recently awarded state contract. Government officials claim they're in the clear because the documents contain proprietary information.

Report shows records management is low priority for DOE

Add the U.S. Department of Energy to the list of federal agencies for whom records management isn't high on the list of priorities. A recent report from the Office of Inspector General shows the DOE hasn't bothered to take steps to ensure that the handling of agency-related emails meets federally-mandated requirements.