by Mitch Taube | 4/6/15
There is no denying that a document management system capable of workflow automation vastly simplifies a company’s processing, storage and retrieval of data. But it’s not enough in today’s rapidly changing and wildly competitive business landscape.
by Ken Neal | 3/23/15
This my second column in a three-part series on how sharpening six key communication skills can help information managers succeed—in their current job and in their career. As a reminder, these skills function together, as an integrated system or “communications workflow,” adding up to much more than any one skill individually. Previously, I focused on being brief and being clear. In this post I spotlight the third skill, being receptive, which includes asking questions and listening.
by Kevin Craine | 3/16/15
There has never been a more exciting time to be in the business of Enterprise Content Management. The convergence of technological and cultural trends make ECM the place to be if you want to stand on the front line of business process improvement and information governance. But with so many innovations and advances, it can be difficult to know which industry trends will take you on a path to success and which ones will lead you to a dead end. Here are three important trends in ECM to consider as you map your path forward.
by Ted Ardelean | 3/11/15
According to a recent industry survey report issued by Canon Business Process Services1, the accounts payable (AP) function is the most frequently outsourced process with Finance & Accounting. The reason: organizations optimize AP—by leveraging the advantages of outsourcing—as one of the most effective ways to improve overall business performance.
by Christopher Zybert | 4/1/15
It is generally understood by the business world that going paperless plays an integral role in reducing costs and improving services. However, it is important to note that becoming paperless should not be the main focus. Instead, the ultimate objective is to optimize processes – and eliminating paper is the first step in doing so. Companies of all sizes, across all industries, are beginning to realize the true potential that going paperless can provide.
by Pattie Simone | 3/2/15
Manned missions to Mars are actually just a few years away. Yet, here on Earth, many companies still struggle with figuring out how to run their companies better. The laundry list of challenges – and the initiatives to fix them - grows every day, and can include a number of things, including becoming greener; streamlining processes; trimming costs; understanding and using multiple real-time communications tools; servicing clients better; and helping employees to become more productive.
by Kevin Craine | 2/12/15
It happened again last week … another huge, headline-grabbing data breach. The latest victim is Anthem BlueCross BlueShield; hacked by cyber-thieves who gained access to approximately 80 million customer accounts containing sensitive medical information. Several U.S. states are investigating the massive cyberattack on the second largest U.S. health insurer. Investigators say the breach is being examined for possible ties to China.
by Robert Palmer | 2/11/15
On February 9, HP announced plans to acquire encryption technology vendor Voltage Security. Based in Cupertino, CA, Voltage Security offers a broad array of security solutions, but its flagship product is data encryption and tokenization technology that can be applied to distributed file storage systems, such as Hadoop, and to distributed applications including e-mail, regardless of where the data resides. Founded in 2002, Voltage Security has received multiple rounds of financing and has been growing steadily in the enterprise security market.
by Ken Neal | 2/2/15
Communication counts, particularly for information management professionals. Why? Because they often have to communicate how their programs can help drive success. To meet this and other challenges, I suggest honing six relatively simple skills. These include: be brief, be clear, be receptive, be strategic, be credible and be persuasive. I believe these skills function together — as an integrated system or “communications workflow”— adding up to much more than any one skill individually. Implemented together, they provide a powerful persuasive force that greatly increases your chance of getting what you want.
by Amy Weiss | 1/16/2015
If you Googled the most-used topics in technical blogs leading up to 2015, topping the list would probably be the fact that it’s the year in which Michael J. Fox went forward to the future in Back to the Future 2. It’s overused because it’s applicable, and because that movie gave a lot of children of the 80s some pretty high expectations for 2015 — children who are now writing said blogs. So it’s pretty common to hear depressed 30- and 40-somethings bemoaning the fact that there are no hoverboards or flying cars in the real 2015.