Monthly Archives: June 2011

Hoolie as Irish web content management surrounds in 7.1

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7.1 surrounds Web Content Management in new Site Manager

TERMINALFOUR boost automated migration with latest release of WCM software

BY PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus +++ Dublin-based web content management bellwether TerminalFour has just taken the wraps off its next version of Site Manager.

According to the Irish softwar firm, Site Manager 7.1 now boasts major overhauls to its automated migration capabilities and importation tools. Continue reading

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Filed under Analytics & Metrics, Content management system (CMS), Enterprise Content Management, Vendor News, WCM, Web Content Management, Web publishing management

APC acquires Kell Systems

When Irish eyes are smiling...

APC by Schneider Electric Acquires Kell Systems
BY PAUL QUIGLEY


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+++ Kell Systems has just been acquired by datacentre tech leviathan APC by Schneider.

According to the UK manufacturing company, its ‘Server Room in a box’ boasts a soundproofed IT cabinet that enables server and network deployment wherever and whenever needed, saving space, costs and deployment times.

The range of Kell Server Cabinets will boost APC’s existing datacentre offerings to include office server storage that can be operated independently of or in conjunction with traditional server rooms, cutting capital expenditure and running costs. Continue reading

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Digital rights guide to protect computers and mobile devices published

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Digital rights take centre stage in new publication

New ‘Know Your Digital Rights’ guide to constitutional liberties

By ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION

EFF +++ The Electronic Frontier Foundation has answers to these questions in our new “Know Your Digital Rights” guide, including easy-to-understand tips on interacting with police officers and other law enforcement officials.

“With smart phones, tablet computers, and laptops, we carry around with us an unprecedented amount of sensitive personal information,” said EFF Staff Attorney Hanni Fakhoury. “That smart phone in your pocket right now could contain email from your doctor or your kid’s teacher, not to mention detailed contact information for all of your friends and family members. Your laptop probably holds even more data — your Internet browsing history, family photo albums, and maybe even things like an electronic copy of your taxes or your employment agreement. This is sensitive data that’s worth protecting from prying eyes.” Continue reading

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Filed under Business Intelligence (BI), Business Risk, Compliance, Content Protection, Content Security, Data Governance, Data privacy, Digital rights management, Industry News, Information security, Media asset management, Mobile Apps, Mobile communication, Mobile Content, Risk Assessment, Risk Management

MEGA-Approva deal melds controls into enterprise GRC powerplay

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Control meets governance in new alliance

Firms collaborate for automate GRC processes

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Enterprise governance, risk and compliance specialist MEGA has just teamed up with continuous controls monitoring and audit bellwether Approva to market a new optimised GRC offering. Continue reading

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Filed under Business Process Management, Compliance, Corporate Governance, GRC (Governance, Risk & Compliance), Industry News, Internal Controls, Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management

REVIEWS: Verbatim eSATA 32GB SSD drive

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Verbatim goes USB3.0 to augment eSATA in new SSD drive. Image: simonrobic

Compact and bijou – with some added extras thrown in for good measure

By PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus +++ The sleek and elegant Verbatim eSATA/USB 32Gb Pocket SSD is a god-send for content creators and manipulators – the size in the hand is far-outweighed by the size of the generous capacity legroom inside the packet itself. Continue reading

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Sonic taps MetricStream for GRC and SOX

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GRC solutions - helping to weed out internal corporatist corruption and expose tacit collusion

Fortune 500 auto retailer goes for governance, risk and compliance solution
By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Enterprise governance, risk and compliance specialist MetricStream has announced a new deal with Sonic Automotive for a new Internal Audit Management and Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOx) Compliance system.

According to the GRC provider, the new system will be used to automate and centralise its internal audit system and processes. Continue reading

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Filed under Business Risk, Compliance, Corporate Governance, GRC (Governance, Risk & Compliance), Internal Controls, Policy Management, Regulatory Compliance, Reporting, Risk Management, Segregation of Duties (SoD), Vendor News

Private cloud costs coming down

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Memset goes for the private parts of the cloud

Memset takes wraps off private cloud at same price as public cloud

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Virtual machine cloud provider Memset is offering a new private cloud service for the same price as their public cloud service.

According to the company, private clouds are typically more costly than the public cloud, due to the cloud infrastructure being operated solely for an organisation’s own use. Continue reading

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Document management helps detect jobsworth jiggery-pokery

NAMM 2007 - Mr Jobsworth.

The Enemy Within? Public sector jobsworth internal fraud increasing. (Image by Eleventh Earl of Mar via Flickr)

Preventing rising public sector employee ‘jobsworth’ fraud tackled by document management, says document management vendor Version One

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Reported cases of internal fraud are increasing following spending review cuts, according to dcument magement software vendor Version One.

The company said it was now urging public sector departments, agencies and quangos to invest in its electronic document imaging and cheque printing software, to combat rising levels of so-called ‘jobsworth terrorists’ or ‘jobsworth-jacking’ – public sector employee fraudsters. Continue reading

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Righthaven copyright troll lawsuit dismissed as a ‘sham’

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Righthaven case thrown out as a 'sham' - that they never owned the copyright in the first place

Court finds Righthaven had ‘no authority to bring claims against political forum’

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ In a decision with likely wide-ranging impact, a judge in Las Vegas dismissed as a sham an infringement case filed by copyright troll Righthaven LLC. The judge ruled that Righthaven did not have the legal authorization to bring a copyright lawsuit against the political forum Democratic Underground, because it had never owned the copyright in the first place.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation. Fenwick & West LLP, and Las Vegas attorney Chad Bowers are defending Democratic Underground.

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Filed under Content Creation, Content Curation, Content Fingerprinting, Digital rights management, Industry News, Intellectual Property (IP), Rights Management

Unity for all as document management marries ERP

Tacit knowledge vs. Explicit knowledge

Content is king but knowledge is power

American Software touts reseller agreement with KM Docs

By ECM Plus staff


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+++ KM Docs is a new systems integration and software development company. KM Docs is in the business of providing integrated document management, content management and application integration solutions to streamline business workflow. Continue reading

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Filed under Document Management, Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Vendor News

Bitrix forges ahead with assault on CMS space

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Bitrix: forging ahead within communities

Bitrix .NET Forge CMS – a new content management system with a community edition

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ According to software giant Bitrix, the new .NET Forge CMS is a website CMS for developers who, as they put it ‘know and love .NET’ technology.

The company said the new product includes a free Community edition and a Professional edition with e-commerce capabilities. Continue reading

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New student content management system hatches

Student Using an Interactive Whiteboard
Hatch: new plans for student collaboration

TeachSmart 2.0 learning system helps teachers’ educational tech improve student learning

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Teachers can now harnessing the full power of interactive whiteboard technology with a new TeachSmart 2.0 Learning System by Hatch.

According to the company, it is the only interactive whiteboard solution proven by research to improve maths and literacy in early education now enhanced with content management features that help teachers use educational technology more effectively. Continue reading

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Filed under CMS, Content Management, Content management system (CMS), Content Provision & Creation, Vendor News

Video content delivery bursts forth for cloud and mobile

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Going mobile - options for video content delivery

Video distribution to cloud and mobile delivery sees debut for Virtual Delivery Node platform

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ BurstPoint Networks has just unveiled its latest extramural cloud-centric service which it said can extend the content management and distribution paradigm via its novel ‘Video Communication Platform’ or VCP, to what it calls ‘beyond on-premise networks to cloud-based environments’.

According to the Massachusetts firm, the VCP Virtual Delivery Node also proffers a gateway appliance to the cloud service and uses a Content Delivery Network (CDN) to deliver on-demand video content to end-users. Continue reading

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Filed under Cloud Computing, Content Delivery, Content Delivery Networks (CDN), Content management system (CMS), Media asset management, Streaming media, Vendor News, Video Content Management & Delivery (VCM)

Fair game for German content insurgent

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Seventh heaven: Germans take Karlsruhe

Karlsruhe Trade Fair and Convention centre rolls out websites with e-Spirit CMS for trade fairs, congresses and events

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ KarlsrFiuher Messe- und Kongress has just rolled out a new content management system from German CMS vendor e-Spirit.

According to the company, the new central content platform will provide important services for the exhibitors and for visitors and provide separate websites to be created for trade fairs, congresses, and events at the Karlsruhe complex. Continue reading

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Corporations’ cloud moves are ill-prepared – survey

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Corporate calamity? Cloud plans ill-prepared

Large organisations moving to clouds to reduce costs but are ill-prepared to achieve goals according to CiRBA survey

By ECM Plus staff


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+++ According to a new survey by CIRBA, a majority of large organisations are migrating internal virtual infrastructure to the cloud believing it will cut costs, but only 17 percent achieved utilisation and ROI goals with virtualisation, and yet, they intend to use similar planning and management approaches for their move to the cloud. Continue reading

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LATEST FEATURE: Enterprise Apps Forecast – Cloudy But With Chance of Transformation

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Enterprise. Image: justshootingmemories

Today’s enterprise application forecast: Cloudy with a Chance of Transformation


By ROB PRINZO


The rapid pace of technology innovation combined with market forces creates the opportunity for organizations to find additional operating efficiencies through technology. These efficiencies are being found through consolidation, shared services, outsourcing and new deployment models such as SaaS and cloud computing. Continue reading

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Filed under Business Process Management, Business Risk, Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), Enterprise architecture (EA), Enterprise Resource Planning & Management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Features, Information Governance, Information Management, Risk Management, SaaS (Software-as-a-Service)

Nuxeo’s PDF digital signature makes document management debut

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Digital signature option for PDF launched

Document Management proffers digital signature option, print-sign-scan step in document lifecycle

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Open source enterprise content management insurgent Nuxeo has just announced the immediate availability of a new Digital Signature add-on for its Nuxeo DM document management software.

According to the firm, the digital signature tech is based on the X.509 standard. This new component provides a secure electronic method for signing PDF files in Nuxeo DM and verifying the signatures with a digital certificate in a PDF reader, the company said. Continue reading

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Filed under CMS, Content management system (CMS), Document Management, Document scanning & imaging, Forms management, processing, eForms, Open Source, Records Management

Skype hack: Breach could have been prevented – StarForce

Skype Technologies S.A. logo

US$8.5 billion VoIP service hacked

Hack could have been delayed or prevented says StarForce

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ The recent high-profile hacking of Skype could have been prevented – or at least delayed – by better software protection, according to copy protection software specialist StarForce Technologies.

According to the company, Russian hacker Efin Bushmanov has cracked Skype’s protocol and data encryption mechanisms. Bushmanov has also made it publicly available for the public. Continue reading

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Filed under Content Protection, Content Security, Data privacy, Data protection, Industry News, Security Content Management (SCM)

Disaster recovery driving virtualization – survey

Virtualization exemple

Virtualization: outsourced power

IT personnel not aware of hidden costs – including I/O bottlenecks

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ A new survey by Coleman Parkes and commissioned by CA Technologies has found that downtime costs businesses more than 127 million man-hours per annum.

However, more that 30 percent of both VMware and Microsoft virtualisation users identified backing up VM data as a challenge, and also indentified storage management, I/O bottlenecks and server availability monitoring as major virtualisation challenges. Continue reading

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Filed under Analysis, Business continuity, Cloud Computing, Data storage, Disaster Recovery, High Availability, NAS (Network Attached Storage), SAN (Storage Area Networks), Virtualization, VM2VM

‘Lull before storm’ as debt overhang threatens market

Lehman Brothers UK Staff Canary Wharf London S...

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CORPORATE FINANCE: US$1 billion of Lehman debt traded on IlliquiDX platform over past eighteen months

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Trading volume of over US$1 billion in Lehman creditor claims have been made since the beginning of 2010 in more than 120 separate transactions, according to London-based platform for securities IlliquidX. Continue reading

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Filed under Asset management, Business Risk, Corporate Governance, Equity Capital Markets, GRC (Governance, Risk & Compliance), Industry News, Reporting, Risk Management

Beltway boosted by new archiving and records revolution

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The heart of the Republic - Washington D.C.

Archive Systems proffers records management services to Washington D.C. Metro area

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Records and document bellwether Archive Systems is unveiling a new records facility serving the Washington D.C. metro area offering advanced paperless records management services for records storage, document destruction and offsite data protection. Continue reading

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Filed under Archive management, Cloud Computing, Document archiving & retrieval, Document Management, Records & Information Management (RIM), Vendor News

Jahia hones sixth sense with latest UberCMS

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Jahia now boasts myriad new features

V 6.5 enterprise content management system is first zero-coding user experience composition, bridging web, portal, social, search, mobile, and content management, with a single composite platform

BY PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus +++ Jahia, provider of open source CMS has just taken the wraps off Version 6.5, in what it claims is ‘the first open source, zero-coding, next-generation CMS’, boasting a raft of new features with enterprise capabilities.

V6.5 now bridges web, portal, social, search, mobile user experience, and content management, with a single composite platform. Continue reading

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Filed under CMS, Content management system (CMS), Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Search, Enterprise Social Software (ESS), Enterprise Social Technology, Intranets & Portals, Mobile Content, Open Source, Portal, Search, Vendor News, WCM, Web Content Management

Quark gets the Word out with XML Author

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Quark goes XML with Word add-on. Image: lantzilla

Quark debuts new features in XML Author 4.0 for dynamic publishing

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ DTP behemoth Quark has just released XML Author 4.0 for MS Word, an add-in for the word processor software that enables people to create structured XML content in the widely-used WP package.

According to Quark, XML Author 4.0 now brings new usability features, enhanced DITA mapping features, and an optional module for publishing to the DITA Open Toolkit. XML Author 4.0 also boasts support for MS Office 2010. Continue reading

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