Robert F. Smallwood is a partner with IMERGE Consulting and executive director of the E-Records Institute at electronic-records-management.com. He is the author of several books, including the upcoming Securing Documents in the Age of WikiLeaks, and may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Articles by Robert Smallwood
"Everyone now knows that even authorized users can go bad and misuse internal documents, or leave the organization and take them with them..."
Posted July 05, 2011
"A firewall isn't enough. Data loss prevention isn't enough. You need enterprise rights management on top of that..."
Posted May 28, 2011
Even software is going green these days...
Posted September 29, 2008
U.S. hardware manufacturers have taken significant steps to improve their environmental standing. Those steps are not only playing well with consumers, but also are providing moneymaking opportunities for the vendors through cost reduction and new revenue streams.
Posted August 31, 2008
Compliance requirements for corporations have drastically increased with Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA and new Federal Rules for Civil Procedure (FRCP). And they're about to get even tougher as Congress debates new rules for capping or exchanging "carbon credits" for controlling emissions and waste.
Posted July 11, 2008
The gaping hole in security schemes for enterprise content management (ECM) systems is that few, protections exist once the information is legitimately accessed. That confidential information, which might include price lists, legal documents, patented designs, blueprints and reports, can often be printed, e-mailed or faxed to unauthorized parties without any security attached.
Posted April 01, 2008
Various studies show that up to three-quarters of corporate intellectual property resides within e-mail...
Posted April 30, 2007
Just when knowledge workers thought IT might be getting a handle on managing burgeoning e-mail, instant messaging (IM) and other content, the goal line keeps moving. There is not only an ever-expanding amount of content, but also it is coming from a greater variety of sources, and new requirements for capture and classification of live content are arising from regulation, litigation and governance demands.
Posted April 01, 2007
IBM has announced its intention to acquire FileNet by year-end for approximately $1.6 billion in cash or about $35 per share. What does this mean to the enterprise content management (ECM) industry?...
Posted September 29, 2006
Part one of this article (KMWorld July/August 2006) covered key trends and some leading firms in the intelligent data capture (IDC) marketplace...
Posted September 29, 2006
The first part of this article, which appeared in KMWorld last month, described how such trends as growing e-mail volumes and increased regulatory and legal pressures have transformed the e-mail management marketplace from niche to core component in organizations today. This month we’ll review additional leading players in the booming marketplace.
Posted May 01, 2006
E-mail management (EMM) is hot. Growing e-mail volumes, increased regulatory and legal pressures and concerns about electronic records make managing e-mail a top priority for many organizations. And with a dynamic, healthy marketplace exhibiting a flurry of new entrants and consolidations, the competition is fierce in the e-mail management and archiving marketplace.
Posted March 27, 2006
Posted September 01, 2005