Monthly Archives: September 2011

Ninth amendement for Worksite in Autonomy push

Person with PDA handheld device.

Worksite Version 9.0 expands into mobile

Version 9.0 proffers private cloud and mobile

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Autonomy has just released another iteration of its document management software WorkSite now in Version 9.0.

According to the company, Version 9.0 boasts shared anvironment for storing business content and is capable of tracking milestones and communications.

Both paper and electronic document records, as well as e-mail messages, and other media can now be consolidated in a central library, making them easier to find, share, and reuse. Continue reading

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Open source content vendor goes mobile

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Open source content vendor goes mobile

Alfresco taps freebie apps for corporatist workers on the move

By ECM Plus

ECM Plus +++ Open source software vendor Alfresco has just taken the wraps off its latest product dubbed ‘Mobile’, iOS apps for iPads and iPhones.

Alfresco said its iOS apps offer corporate users direct access to their business content whilst out on the hoof. Continue reading

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Filed under Enterprise Content Management, Mobile Apps, Mobile communication, Mobile Content, Open Source, Vendor News

Spiritual rising as German CMS invests in e-tail therapy

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FirstSpirit gets German e-commerce build

CMS for e-commerce sites at Media Markt and Saturn

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Germany’s Markt and Saturn retail stores are installing new e-commerce web sites based on FirstSpirit from the German-based firm e-Spirit.

According to the Teutonic firm, they are integrating their spiritual CMS in their multichannel platform based on WebSphere Commerce. Continue reading

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Filed under Content management system (CMS), E-commerce & e-tailing, Marketing asset management, Marketing operations management

Sixth amendment sees new governance platform for DocAve

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DocAve 6 now proffers governance features. Image: Jens Gyldenkærne Clausen

AvePoint intros DocAve 6 enterprise-class management platform for SharePoint governance

By ECM Plus

ECM Plus +++ AvePoint has just released a public beta of its new DocAve 6, which it claims is now an enterprise-class management platform for SharePoint governance.

According to the company, this sixth version of DocAve enables security and compliance for enterprise content. Continue reading

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Filed under Compliance, Content Governance, Corporate Governance, Enterprise Content Management, Governance Automation, GRC (Governance, Risk & Compliance), Policy Management, Regulatory Compliance, SharePoint, Vendor News

Devil’s in the detail as ‘Diablo’ powers open source cloud via OpenStack

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Backing open source OpenStack

Fourth community-driven software release extends cloud operating system capabilities for production clouds globally

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Open source cloud operating system OpenStackg has just unhooded “Diablo” – the fourth version of its community-driven software with some 70 new features and enhancements.

The new version now claims to make it possible for a broader community of users to deploy OpenStack clouds in production on a world-wide scale. Continue reading

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Filed under Cloud Computing, Enterprise Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, Open Source, Private Cloud, Public Cloud, Vendor News

Image bank proffers freebie pix content for creatives

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Image: For Inspiration Only via Flickr

Kiosked image bank to monetize online content

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ In-content online ad platform provider Kiosked has launched a ‘free’ Image Bank that the company said can enable online publishers and creatives to earn on the acquisitive ‘impulses’ their content may engender.

According to the company, the free app can can be freely downloaded and creators get paid for their images. Apparently, the Kiosked Image Bank is free to use without infringing any copyrights, the company said. Continue reading

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Filed under Asset management, Content Creation, Content Monetization, Content Provision & Creation, Content Syndication, Digital rights management, Intellectual Property (IP), Media asset management, Media Content, UGC - User-generated content, Vendor News

Banks failing to meet SME needs – report

Reaction to Irish banking and financial crises...

Banks failing businesses - report

Banks around world failing to meet government commitments – VRL Financial News

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ In a new damning report ‘The Best Practices In SME Banking’ released today, top financial and professional services information provider VRL has found that despite demands over commitment by banks to lend more to small-to-medium sized enterprises, in real terms, lending is in fact ‘growing at a snails’ pace’ the report states. Continue reading

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Filed under Analysis, Business Risk, Corporate Governance, Enterprise Resource Planning & Management, Equity Capital Markets, GRC (Governance, Risk & Compliance), Planning & Forecasting, Risk Analysis, Risk Management

Canuck citzens’ journalism CMS goes mobile

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Citizen's journalism on the move

Filemobile launches citizen journalism functionality into Media Factory


ECM Plus +++ Canadian software vendor Filemobile has just debuted a series of producer-friendly features to its user-generated content management platform Media Factory 3.0.

According to Filemobile, the new citizen journalism features are designed to streamline workflow, navigation and management. The new enhancements offer integration with automated broadcast systems, enabling upload and broadcast of user-generated content from any digital format. Continue reading

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Filed under Citizen Journalism, Mobile Apps, Mobile Content, UGC - User-generated content, Vendor News

LATEST FEATURE: SAN storage and RAID: maximising efficiency in your data centre

In running a data centre environment, is any single factor more important than system reliability? Probably not. After all, without it you have no data centre. And you have an expensive failure instead.


System reliability is so vital, entire industries are dedicated to ensuring it. RAID systems are a fail-safe solution to the problem of disk failure. In such an instance, data still exists on other disk(s). Mission critical systems have a fail-over system in place. In the event of any server or network failure, another system will initiate and thus remain on-line. Continue reading

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Power to the people: Firm urges delegation of content creation via WCM

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Web content management choices

Today’s web content management systems must encourage and empower site owners to delegate content creation and management responsibilities

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ For years, the creation and management of web content fell under the auspices of one or two individuals within an organization. They may have been marketing managers, IT managers, or the once-ubiquitous “webmasters”. The advent of web content management systems (WCMS) changed all of that years ago, but many companies and organizations still rely on a disproportionately small number of staff to keep their website content moving. Continue reading

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Filed under Citizen Journalism, CMS, Collaboration, Content Creation, Content Curation, Content management system (CMS), Enterprise Content Management, Social Content Management, UGC - User-generated content, Vendor News, WCM, Web Content Management, Web publishing management, Web publishing management

Joomla marks up 25 millionth download and counting

Joomla logo

Joomla's CMS

Content management system downloaded 25 millionth time

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Joomla, the open source content management system, has been downloaded more than 25 million times.

According to the organisation, there are now more than 225,000 registered developers at the site where open source developers work together to build extensions and the core codebase. Continue reading


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Sitecore partners Cogapp in content management expansion

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Cogapp partners Sitecore

CMS now proffers wider experience management features


ECM Plus +++ Cogapp has just become a new official partner of Sitecore.

According to the company, the new partnership sees Cogapp’s team of Sitecore Certified Developers about to deliver an ambitious projects using Sitecore. Continue reading

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Filed under Content Management, Enterprise Content Management, Web Content Management

‘Collaborate’ event to showcase business risk and info protection


Event to showcase issues in business risk and information protecction

Former intelligence officer to discuss additional means to protect sensitive corporate data against risk

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ John A. Nolan, III, a retired U.S. Army intelligence officer, author and expert in the field of business intelligence, will be the keynote speaker at document and workflow specialist Cabinet NG’s annual ‘Collaborate’ conference taking place from October 13-14 at The Westin in Huntsville, Alabama.

While Cabinet NG’s software offer storage, protection and compliance, much else is ‘obtainable’ from the people in and around an organisation that could put its sensitive information at risk, the company said, including proprietary information and intellectual property. Continue reading

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Filed under Business Intelligence (BI), Business Process Management, Business Risk, Collaboration, Data protection, Document Management, Industry News, Information security, Risk Analysis, Risk Assessment, Risk Management, Workflow

Crisis? What crisis? Mid-life makeovers in paradigm shift

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Crisis? What crisis?

Survery reveals middle-aged trends changing

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Men and woman in their forities and fifties are taking ownership of their existential questions and seizing the opportunity to take real life-changing and self-affirming steps in their life, according to a new survey carried out by OnePoll for credit monitoring firm Experian. Continue reading

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Glyndwr returns: New data centre opens in Cymru

Herald Owain Glyndwr's Coats of Arms.

On the rise in Cymry

Internet company creates £100,000 data centre in North Wales

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ AN InActernet Service Provider has just invested over £100,000 in a new data centre in North Wales,

According to the company, Hosting UK, which is based in St. Asaph will use the date centre to cut its reliance on server space in Manchester and London. Continue reading

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IBC 2011: AV watermarking measurement set to probe audiences

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Media watermarking

Axon and Civolution launch broadcast watermarking 

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Civolution watermarking technology added to AXON’s Synapse product line to open new potential in audience measurement and media interaction

Dutch AV firm Axon Digital Design has just partnered with Civolution in a deal to that the two firms hope will integrate digital watermarking for audience measurement. Continue reading

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Filed under Content Fingerprinting, Content marketing, Content Monetization, Marketing operations management, Multichannel Delivery, Multiscreen Media, Multiscreen TV, Vendor News, Video Content Management & Delivery (VCM)

IBC 2011: Recorded Multiscreen TV trumps live – research

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Cultural viewing habits changing in nations of western European

French broadband homes show strongest preference for multiscreen access to PVR content

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ New research from Parks Associates reveals that consumers in the west of Europe value multidevice access to recorded TV programmes over other new video services, including access to live TV. Continue reading

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Filed under Analysis, Multiscreen Media, Multiscreen TV, Streaming media

Yahoo finished: firm in meltdown as CEO fired

Carol Bartz, American technology executive, cu...

Bye-bye blondy: corporatist MILF gets the big 'e'


What is Yahoo? Or should we say, what was Yahoo?

It’s over. The company no longer stands for anything. As one of the few Web 1.0 firms left on the grid, it’s a miracle that such a firm still exists at all and is an anathema. Continue reading

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DataStoreDSX ups the ante in ECM fray

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Enterprise content and compliance controls relentless growth of content

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Enterprise content, risk and compliance management software vendor Hitec has just launched DataStoreDSX enterprise content management platform. Continue reading

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Filed under Content Categorisation, Content Management, Content management system (CMS), Data Governance, Data storage, Document archiving & retrieval, Document Management, Document scanning & imaging, ecm, Enterprise Content Management, ICR - Intelligent Character Recognition, OCR - Optical Character Recognition, OMR - Optical Mark Recognition, Output management, Records Management, Search, SharePoint, Storage, Vendor News

FEATURE: Remote workers and document management

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A virtual private network topology

80 percent of business information resides in documents. Today, the Internet has made it possible to access information from coffee shops and airports anywhere in the world.

By Jon Clark

Access to documents remains a barrier to many remote workers and travelers who rely on people in the office to retrieve files from file cabinets and fax or email those documents. Continue reading

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Filed under Business Rules, Document archiving & retrieval, Document asset management, Document Management, Features, Intranets & Portals, Mobile Apps, Mobile communication, Mobile Content

IBC 2011 PREVIEW: Content recommendation becoming a big turn on

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People switching on to content recommendations – ThinkAnalytics


ECM Plus +++ Over the past year, ten major operators have switched on to using the ThinkAnalytics Content Recommendations Engine, the company said.

According to ThinkAnalytics, customers, including BSkyB and Virgin Media, have chosen ThinkAnalytics for personalised viewing with the roll-out of ThinkAnalytics’ complete recommendations engine. Continue reading

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Filed under Business Rules, Content Discovery, Content Recommendations & Targeted Advertising, Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Data Mining, Intelligent Search, Media Content, Multichannel Delivery, Personalized Content

SOFTWARE REVIEWS: Undelete – Second coming: resurrect bytes from the ashes…

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Undelete 2009

Probably one of the most understated and indeed under-rated pieces of software utility is the ability to recover files inadvertantly deleted by users when they’ve either not been backed up, or have been updated in different versions, and then somehow, usually due to human error, the deleted digital asset needs to be recovered but has sometimes been permanently wiped and no longer exists, as far as the user is concerned. Continue reading

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PRODUCT NEWS: V-locity 3 takes off for virtual disk duties

Schema of a Storage Area Network (SAN)

SAN storage area network schematic

Diskeeper takes wraps off V-locity 3 Virtual Platform Disk Optimizer

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Diskeeper has just released the latest version of V-locity 3 virtual platform disk optimizer for VMware, proffering invisible background optimisation for maximum I/O performance on virtual servers. Continue reading

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Filed under Business continuity, Data protection, Data storage, Disaster Recovery, High Availability, SAN (Storage Area Networks), Storage, Vendor News, Virtualization, VM2VM

Governance overhaul proposals as FRC moots corporate reform

Transparent screen.
Reality check for corporatism. Image – Niklas Barsk

Audit committee overhaul and specificity dominate reform plans

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ The Financial Reporting Council has just launched a brace of new documents, enttled ‘Boards and Risk – A Summary of Discussions with Companies, Investors and Advisers’, and, ‘Boards and Risk – A Summary of Discussions with Companies, Investors and Advisers’ discussing effective corporate stewardship, a move to address more corporate transparency. Continue reading

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Filed under Business Risk, Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), GRC (Governance, Risk & Compliance), Industry News, Internal Controls, Policy Management, Regulatory Compliance, Reporting, Risk Analysis, Risk Assessment, Risk Management, Segregation of Duties (SoD), XBRL - eXtensible Business Reporting Language

Believe in Godin: Up close and personal with a guru

Marketing ‘guru’ Seth Godin gets personal over success

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Seth Godin, author of Purple Cow, the marketing book of the decade, has revealed in a Grant Thornton publication just what makes him tick – both in business and in private life, the moments that he said changed his life forever. Continue reading

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