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Once upon a time, a Shire not too far from Melbourne analysed its paper usage and was horrified to find that if each sheet of paper it used was placed end to end it would be the equivalent to the travelling the distance between Melbourne and Sydney (the scenic route) and a little bit more.

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has released a position paper calling for all healthcare services and government agencies that communicate patient information with general practices to eliminate paper forms and faxes within the next three years and to replace then with highly secure digital communications.

Does OpenText’s $US1.62B acquisition of Dell EMC's enterprise content division, including Documentum, represent a defining point in the middlegame for enterprise content management (ECM) or the beginning of the endgame? Analysts and competitors have been vocal in their widely varying interpretations.

Today’s need for automation is real and is not going away. It is undeniable that the intelligent automation market is going through a rapid democratisation process and societies we live in are somehow more inclined to coexist with virtual cognitive workers. The end-goal of automation is not anymore perceived as a Kafkaesque nightmare of unpredictable and uncompromising robots!

OK, this time we’re finally going to be doing away with paper in the office. The end of paper has been trumpeted for decades, but this time – if you believe The Wall St. Journal (“Why the Paperless Office Is Finally on Its Way“) – it’s finally going to happen.

What are the pitfalls when implementing a Records Management solution?  In my experience, here are some common mistakes.  This list assumes that you have taken care of the obvious requirements such as having a File Plan and a Retention Schedule.

News of data breach occurrences appear on an almost daily basis, frequently involving embarrassing leaks of credit card data, email addresses, names, phone numbers, physical addresses, and financial transactions. The consequences can result in significant fines, reputational damage, legal claims and expense and even imprisonment.

When presented with a digitally signed document, most will probably just accept it at face value. The more technically minded will validate the signature, which confirms that the signature is unaltered, and that is signed by a Certificate which we trust. This means that the Certificate is signed by another Certificate, and so on up the chain until we reach a trusted root – a self-signed Certificate which we consider trusted and have in our KeyStore.

Every organisation is now a digital business. Its information is an asset and its digital currency. Business leaders responsible for managing enterprise information have to focus on its life cycle, which is extremely critical for the success of the business.