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Oil giant demands disclosure of private emails

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Chevron Corporation headquarters in San Ramon, California. (Photo: Wikipedia)

EFF and ERI fight to quash ‘speech-chilling’ subpoenas from Chevron

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and EarthRights International (ERI) have requested judges in California and New York to quash subpoenas issued by Chevron Corporation to three email providers demanding identifying information about the users of more than 100 email accounts. Continue reading

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Finance reports ‘out of date’ and ‘inaccurate’ – survey

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46 per cent of finance departments believe reports they produce are never used

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus /London/ +++ Nearly half of managers and directors view reports produced by someone else no more than once per week. An alarming 46 per cent of finance professionals believe that they produce reports that are never used and 63 per cent believe that senior managers should make more use of financial information. Continue reading

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Canon to acquire Belgian document imaging firm

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Canon blasts into Europe

Japanese vendor Canon plans to acquire I.R.I.S. Group SA to accelerate solutions and services business

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus /London/ +++ Imaging behemoth Canon is to launch, via its subsidiary in Europe, a voluntary and conditional public takeover bid in cash for all shares, warrants and stock options of I.R.I.S. Group SA.

According to the Japanese vendor, their bid relates to all shares, including treasury shares, issued by I.R.I.S. Group SA, which are not held by Canon Europa N.V. The bid offers a price of 44.50 euros per share, and the price for warrants  Continue reading

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Big bank insider exposes $20bn UBS tax evasion, awarded $104m

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Whistleblower bags massive $104 million reward for foiling bankster scam

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus /Washington, D.C./ +++ Former UBS banker Bradley Birkenfeld has won a massive whistleblower reward of $104 million for his contributions in providing the U.S. Government with insider information on UBS’ illegal offshore banking scheme.

According to the National Whistleblowers Center, this is believed to be the largest reward ever given to an individual whistleblower in the United States and the first major reward issued under the IRS tax whistleblower law. Continue reading

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Good acquires Copiun in collaboration move

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Copiun acquired by Good Technology. Photo: Enterprise 2.0 Conference

Good Technology signs agreement to acquire Copiun

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus /London/ +++ Good Technology has acquired Copiun Inc., a privately-held company specialising in secure mobile collaboration.

According to the company, Copiun’s products enable mobile users to access file shares, SharePoint or other document stores from anywhere without a VPN connection or firewall reconfiguration. Continue reading

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Paperless office still a pipedream – survey

Paperless office?

Survey finds business still overrun with paperwork

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus /London/ +++ Two-thirds of businesses regularly need to scan more than fifty pages a day to transfer information to a digital format.

That’s according to a new survey from Anoto, creators of digital pen and paper technology, whose results of a survey conducted across the USA and Britain focused on the state of scanning in business today. Continue reading

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Alfresco teams up with Kofax in tech collaboration

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Kofax goes Alfresco

Integrated promises return on investment

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Kofax has just entered into a new technology alliance with Alfresco, the open source enterprise content management software house.

According to the companies, Kofax’s capture enabled BPM solutions capture and streamline the flow of business critical information throughout an organization in a more accurate, timely and cost effective manner, enabling customers to be more responsive to their constituents, gain competitive advantage and better grow their businesses. Continue reading

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YouGov survey reveals firms still need to up their game with customers

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YouGov survey finds a need for B2C businesses to be more responsive to their customers

By ECM Plus

ECM Plus +++ More than a tird of customers are abandning supplier due to poor customer service, according to a new poll by YouGov.

The Kofax-backed online research found that 35 percent of British adults stopped using a business within the last year due to poor levels of customer service.  Continue reading

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Original thinking as Kofax expands capture driven strategy

Martyn Christian, CMO, Kofax

Kofax point of origination strategy expands reach of capture-enabled business process management

By PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus +++ Kofax has just taken the wraps off what it calls the ‘Kofax Point of Origination’ strategy, aimed at accelerating the migration of capture from centralized, back office environments to the “point of origination” where customer interactions actually take place. Continue reading

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Dutch design doyen calls on Kofax

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Kofax goes Dutch

Arcadis opts for Kofax for accounts payable to Process to process 300,000 document invoices a year

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Dutch design and management firm has selected Kofax for its accounts payable automation system to implement Kofax Capture, Kofax Transformation Modules and Kofax VRS Elite to automate the processing of approximately 300,000 invoices it receives annually. Continue reading

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Divine intervention as Perceptive receives holy orders

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The Church of England calls upon Perceptive

The Church of England replaces paper processes with Perceptive Software

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ ECM and BPM bellwether Perceptive Software has just begun a project with the Church of England to streamline the selection process for candidates applying to join the Ordained Ministry.

According to the Church, the Ministry Division will replace its paper-based processes with an electronic system, integrated with its new HR and payroll systems.

Perceptive said the project is being completed in partnership with NorthgateArinso (NGA) using ImageNow from Perceptive. The initial application form, now web based with ImageNow eForm, and all supplementary information relating to the candidate, will be scanned, collated and securely stored in electronic applicant folders.

The Church said it hoped that a paper-based system will improve the sharing, management and security of all necessary documentation, throughout the rigorous selection process.

The Reverend Stephen Ferns who oversees the ordination selection process at the Church of England commented: “Every year the Ministry Division runs around 50 Bishops’ Advisory Panels and we assess 16 candidates at each Panel. Inevitably, this process generates a considerable amount of paperwork. We look forward to working with the new system and to the benefits and improvements it will bring.”

Perceptive said the system is now fully-integrated with ResourceLink Aurora, the integrated HR and payroll solution being implemented by NGA. Applicants that reach the interview stage are automatically passed to ResourceLink Aurora for an interview to be scheduled. Successful applicants can then be easily added to the payroll solution to form a complete process from beginning to end.

This project is a collaboration between Perceptive and NGA, which recently announced a seven-year contract to provide the Church of England with HR and Payroll for the 16,000 clergy and administrative staff across Britain.


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Kofax ups ante with 3.7% growth

Kofax CEO Reynolds Bish

Document behemoth grinds out progress against tough economic backdrop, sticks to acquisition plans

By ECM Plus Staff

ECM Plus +++ Document bellwether Kofax plc has just released it latest financial results for the quarter and six months ended December 31, 2011.

According to the company, total revenues grew by 3.7% to US$70 million, up from US$67.5 million for the previous year and for the six months up 5.2% to US$128.5 million from US$122.2 million in the previous year period. Continue reading

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StarForce updates audio and video content protection app

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Plus ca change: Media copyright issues have been around for years

Updated version for audio/visual content protection and licensing

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ECM Plus +++ StarForce has just released an updated version of FrontLine Audio/Video, the professional software app for protecting audio and video content from unauthorised copying and distribution. Continue reading

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REVIEW: Plustek OptiBook 3800 Professional Book Scanner

Optibook 3800 scanner

Specially-designed to scan books, without the dreaded ‘shady-spine-bending’ of traditional scanners

By PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus +++ Many people these days are throwing out their old flatbed scanners for more ‘upright’ pert multifunction devices, which makes the debut of new flatbed machines that much more challenging. Continue reading

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New document scanning node opens in Stafford, England

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Iron Mountain facility in Staffordshire, England.

Iron Mountain unveils Europe’s largest document scanning and indexing centres

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Iron Mountain has just opened one of Europe’s largest document scanning and indexing centres for organisations to manage information in the face of what it calls “increasingly stringent national and EU regulation”. Continue reading

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Ninth amendement for Worksite in Autonomy push

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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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‘Collaborate’ event to showcase business risk and info protection

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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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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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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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REVIEWS: Scanners – Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus

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Even as the Internet has made online viewing and transferring of documents more commonplace, the rise and rise of document capture continues unabated.

Driven in no small part by increasing levels of compliance and red tape bureaucratic processes imposed by the burgeoning ‘jobsworth’ industry of central state ‘regulations’ and nannying ‘procedures’, a good scanner is your best friend in the home or office these days, with the need for nifty scanners for personal document capture continuing at breakneck speed. Continue reading

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WEEKEND PLUS: Free eBooks help schools in wake of state-slashed expenditure

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Free eBooks for A Level studies welcomed by cash-strapped schools

By ECM Plus

ECM Plus +++ A new survey conducted by OCR has revealed that school teachers now facing tight budgets are welcoming the offer of free A Level eBooks from next September to help with their pupils’ school curricula. Continue reading

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Encrypted password court case puts Fifth to the test

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Content encryption comes to the fore in test case

Foundation urges court to uphold privilege against self-incrimination

The Electronic Frontier Foundation urged a federal court in Colorado to block the government’s attempt to force a woman to enter a password into an encrypted laptop, arguing in an amicus brief that it would violate her Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination. Continue reading

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Sitecore acquires partner in print media push

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Sitecore acquires Pectora to bridge gap between print and digital

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Sitecore has just acquired the development team and the intellectual property of Pectora, a Sitecore technology partner offering web publishing for integration with print-based projects.

According to the company, the combination of the two firms will bring together print and web design to offer print media including brochures, catalogues and magazines. Continue reading

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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


ECM Plus
+++ 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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