An enterprise content management system allows an organization to capture, manage, store, preserve, and deliver content and documents related to organizational processes, according to AIIM. ECM strategies and tools also often facilitate collaboration among those involved in specific business processes.

Some popular ECM platforms and vendors include: SharePoint, Spring CM, Oracle and Nuxeo.

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The cold truth about enterprise content management

There's a lot of great advice all over the Internet on how to use enterprise content management systems.

Hyland releases OnBase 15 with over 2,000 improvements

ECM vendor Hyland announced the release of  OnBase 15  that includes more than 2,000 enhancements and new functionality for digitizing work processes. The new release also features a new clinical content framework to help healthcare providers manage medical images and clinical files.

Systemware launches Cloud Content 6.0, ECM with a nod to IT pros

ECM vendor Systemware released  Cloud Content 6.0  this week. It includes tools and functionality designed to make life easier for IT professionals as well as content administrators.  

Collaboration overkill: Is your company guilty?

One of the most common buzzwords in enterprise content management is "collaboration." Work processes don't happen in a vacuum so its hard to imagine a CMS that  doesn't  facilitate collaboration between users. However, maybe we've taken the notion of collaboration a little too far and it's time to step back a bit.

A bespoke CMS makes a great holiday gift

Hayley Nelson, director of product management at  Wired, has a small request from Santa. She'd like someone to invent a new type of CMS that helps publishers easily manage both print and online content. Oh, and it needs to have a great digital asset management system, too.

What we know (and don't know) about Ektron

After several days of commotion surrounding the activities of web content management software company  Ektron, the dust has settled-- sort of. Here's what we know  officially. Ektron secured a second round of funding with private equity firm Accel-KKR. Everything else is speculation as to what it all means and what the future holds for Ektron and its employees.

Spotlight: Pay attention during ECM deployment or end up as road kill

If you plan to languish around during ECM deployment instead of paying attention to what's going on around you, expect to find yourself looking at the undercarriage of a very big bus.

It's time to leave the information governance echo chamber

Information governance has been a topic of interest in enterprise content management since the industry's infancy. 

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.

Access your data anywhere with IBM's new cloud service

IBM says today's businesses are buried under too much content and social media. Fortunately, the business giant wants to help you access your company's data anywhere, anytime, across any device through its new big data service, IBM Navigator on Cloud.