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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Positioning ECM as an information hub

Organizations employ a wide variety of systems and methods to capture and organize content, sync data, and manage the ever-growing information deluge facing today's businesses. They're all competing for top spot as the most valuable system but in the end there can only be one. Will it be ECM?

ECM expected to be 'undifferentiated' part of IT by 2020

The newest AIIM survey on the state of the enterprise content management industry takes a deep dive into how companies can make purchase and use decisions at a time when the entire ECM landscape is changing.

Alfresco updates Activiti, rolls out new modules for Alfresco One

Alfresco this week announced an update to its Activiti 1.2 business process management tool that blends enterprise content management with BPM, all in a single location. The company also rolled out two new modules for Alfresco One aimed at improving analytics and media management tasks.

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.