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?
Once upon a time, content management systems toiled quietly away in the background of companies everywhere.
The challenges facing IT because of legacy enterprise content management systems isn't new. As ECMs grow older, they can often end up creating more problems than they solve. What if the newest generation of ECM was able to help aging systems gracefully ride off into the sunset. Independent information management consultant Chris Walker says it's possible.
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.
A new report from consulting from Software Advice takes a good look at how businesses use enterprise content management systems and their common pain points. The end result is a pretty good roadmap outlining what CMS vendors can do to win the hearts and wallets of customers.
Comparatively speaking, the public sector has it a little rougher than the private sector when it comes to enterprise content management systems.
Liferay, the company behind the content management product Liferay Portal, announced this week the launch of a new tool to help companies create native apps for iOS and Android.
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.
Most IT professionals can agree that the document-capture tools organizations are most likely to adopt are ones that are the easiest to use. Kodak Alaris rolled out a new version of it's web-based document-capture tool, Info Input, that aims to eliminate most of the hassles users and admins face to deliver a capture tool that "just works."
AIIM president John Mancini says "the ECM industry is in need of a new label."