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Posted July 10, 2008

Most of today's biggest and best businesses do not run on SAP, Oracle, Siebel or alone—they also run on email. That's right, email. In all its forms—Microsoft Exchange, Notes and proprietary platforms; and with all their access points—Web, Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express and mobile. This simple medium of communication has grown uncontrolled into one of the largest corporate information repositories. Email has become a collaboration tool, calendar, contact database, revision control platform and overall central repository for everything many of us do in every business day. It is now the unofficial de-facto file server... Posted July 09, 2008

Let's face it: when it comes to electronic data, especially email, most of us are pack rats. We are loath to delete anything, no matter how old or utterly useless it might seem, for fear of not being able to find a document or message in the (highly unlikely) event we need a key piece of information. When the email administrator knocks on our office door or cube wall, our justification is elegantly simple: we should be able to keep as much email as we want because "storage is cheap... Posted July 09, 2008

The unfortunate rise in business disruptions from natural disasters, accidents, and human intervention increasingly proves how business continuity and disaster readiness planning is necessary to any responsible business operation. Whether it's something as ordinary as a fire, power outage, or computer virus, or a dramatic anomaly like a major hurricane or terrorist attack, more and more businesses—large and small—are facing the reality that the unexpected can happen at any time... Posted July 09, 2008

Governance, risk management and compliance (GRC)—is it a new acronym for existing processes? Yes and no. Individual disciplines for governance, risk and compliance have existed in the past; however, these activities have been fragmented, disparate and duplicative efforts across many aspects of an organization. In order to see business value from GRC, companies must redefine GRC for their organization and adapt their processes to fit these new definitions... Posted July 09, 2008

I entered into this relatively newly amalgamated area of "governance, risk management and compliance" (inevitably acronymned "GRC") with a false understanding. I assumed that compliance was what you had to do, governance is what you should do, and risk avoidance is what you achieved if you did the first two things correctly. That, I have learned, is only sort of correct. But sort of not. Which should come as no surprise to anyone who has read these columns, nor to me. I should know better. I never get it right the first time.
Seems that whether it's managing content for business purposes, or managing regulations for compliance purposes, or even managing disaster recovery for business continuity purposes, a "risk-based approach" is all the rage...
Posted July 09, 2008

Enhances LiveCycle suite Posted June 18, 2008

AXS-One unveils new solution Posted June 11, 2008

Kofax unveils Communication Server 8.0 Posted June 05, 2008

J&B unleashes AMLOCK Posted June 05, 2008

Vignette releases three new products Posted May 20, 2008

Coveo unveils G2B Posted May 20, 2008

Posted May 20, 2008

The case for federated records management (RM) is strong—leave records in their native repositories, but manage them centrally. That way, the records do not need to be physically moved into a single location, yet a single set of retention rules can be applied. Records are "virtualized" so that they all appear to be within the federated records management application, from which they can be searched, placed on hold, or acted on in other ways. Posted May 01, 2008

Boosts e-discovery, compliance capabilities Posted April 07, 2008

Conceptual Search and Text Analytics 3.2 Posted April 07, 2008

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Posted February 29, 2008

So why do these companies matter? Not necessarily because they are the most innovative, but that's a factor. Not because they are ahead of the curve on Enterprise 2.0 initiatives, but that's also a factor.Not because they are the most financially successful (that's not a factor), and not because they have the most efficient marketing engines—that's not a factor either.We have long held that the true essence of knowledge management is an attitude, a single-minded commitment to improvement. Posted February 29, 2008

DICOM changes name to Kofax Posted February 25, 2008

Thomson West announces Version 4.0 Posted February 06, 2008

Join forces for proactive litigation readiness Posted February 06, 2008

Adlib Software releases Server 4.0 Posted January 30, 2008

Integrated archive solution Posted January 23, 2008

Deal worth $8.5 billion Posted January 16, 2008

AXS-One unveils platform Posted January 03, 2008

Integrify 4.5 OnDemand Posted December 12, 2007

IMERGE Consulting publishes series Posted December 12, 2007

Selecting winners for these awards gets more difficult each year. When we handed out the first ones at the 2001 KMWorld conference, we received roughly 20 nominations for each category. The number of submissions has grown each year since then; we received more than 175 (both formal and informal) this year, and paring them down to these finalists was especially tough... Posted November 01, 2007

PaperThin launches CommonSpot 5.0 Posted October 24, 2007

Open Text partners with FaceTime Posted October 15, 2007

The new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) have been in effect for about 10 months, so it seems a good time to take a look at how organizations are tackling yet another big information management mandate. We talked with leading e-discovery expert and Forrester principal analyst Barry Murphy about the scope of the new rules. Posted September 27, 2007

From a novelty just 10 years ago to the most widely used application in existence today, the adoption of email by businesses of all shapes and sizes has been nothing short of remarkable. The rapid adoption of email as the standard... Posted September 27, 2007

Email has become as mission-critical as any other IT system. As a result, organizations are evaluating their overall policies and systems for managing email, and IT professionals are being called on to address the most common email management concerns... Posted September 27, 2007

The year 2001 was a watershed in the evolution of records management as a profession. The compliance pressures that ensued have dominated how many organizations think about business content—how they capture, retain and ultimately dispose of that content. More recently, the goal is to become more prepared as a business that can thrive in an era of litigation and new electronic evidentiary rules. Posted September 27, 2007

In almost any circumstance, managing records across an enterprise is a daunting business challenge. Knowledge workers and fee-earners are generating content at a faster rate than we've ever known and have an increasingly addictive reliance on email—the most-used and risk-laden communication tool. Posted September 27, 2007

As the old saying goes: garbage in, garbage out. So how do you make sure what goes into your records management system is accurate, secure and retrievable? Has it been placed into the right container where it can be found again when needed or the right retention schedule applied when it needs to be disposed of? The short answer: everyone is accountable. Posted September 27, 2007

Most organizations have embraced, or are in the process of embracing, the need for some form of suitable, high-quality records management (RM) solution. The US government's recently passed Federal Rules of Civil Procedure has made the need for RM policies even more urgent. Posted September 27, 2007

The interest in records management and regulatory compliance has grown as corporate scandals have reduced the public's faith in major corporations and new legislation has put a new focus on accountability. Enterprise search plays a vital role when it comes to enabling effective records management and regulatory compliance and facilitating the associated information access and discovery processes. Posted September 27, 2007

For the world's largest, highly regulated industries—pharma, financial services, food distribution—managing business records to comply with regulatory requirements is just a day at the office. It's another Thursday; no big deal, been doing it for years. But corporate scandal, and (let's face it) predatory litigators have pushed the demand downward and outward. Posted September 27, 2007

Recommind automates coding, review and analysis Posted September 27, 2007

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