As I reported last fall, the learning management systems market is poised for a growth spurt this year as current LM systems age out and new ones are born. A recently released report by e-learning consultant Craig Weiss shows there are currently 642 LM suppliers catering to the growing market, up from 582 in 2014.
CNN is the latest in a cadre of media outlets looking at new ways to manage huge amounts of content for easier access and collaboration.
The Department of Labor is in the early planning stages of creating an agency-wide platform to consolidate many of its IT components, including tools that provide collaboration and digital asset management.
If Pinterest and Evernote had a lovechild, it would look a lot like the new boards feature Microsoft just rolled out for the Delve tool in Office 365. Its goal is to organize the content contained in Delve for easier collaboration and accessibility.
Web content management platform vendor Kentico Software has released a new version of its flagship product featuring enhanced collaboration and marketing tools. Kentico 8.2 also includes new e-commerce tools as well as platform and online marketing improvements to enhance the customer experience.
Microsoft announced it is closing down it's SharePoint Online Public Website in January, to "focus on future investments and broaden partnerships with industry leaders." Existing Office 365 customers will have access to the feature for another two years but new customers will need to choose a third-party solution.
After more than a year in development, Salesforce.com has announced the release of Salesforce Files Connect, a tool for sharing, browsing and searching SharePoint files. Microsoft OneDrive will be supported by February, 2015, and support for additional repositories, including Google Drive, will be added over the next few months.
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.
Between cloud services, BYOD, and on-site software, workers use a large and often fragmented collection of apps and services to get things done during the course of a workday. Unfortunately, the "mishmash" approach means employees struggle to find what they need when they need it and sometimes resort to workarounds if they can't get satisfaction with IT-sanctioned products.
Acknowledging the increasing need for enterprise-level video content management tools, Microsoft announced plans to roll video streaming service into Office 360.