Classification is an essential step in almost any kind of content management process. Even before the period of digital transformation, the concept of ‘in- formation overload’ was a reality. First coined by Professor Bertram Gross over 50 years ago, he defined it as being directly proportional to a reduction in decision quality. Now we are busier and faced with more information than before – in both our personal and professional lives. Text is all around us – in the form of PDFs, office documents, e-mails and much more.

Online financial platform, myprosperity, has added eSignLive e-signatures to allow Australian accountants and financial advisers to offer their clients the ability to review and electronically sign financial documents.

As technology advances, opportunities to update business practices are offered. However, the law is often one step behind, making it difficult for companies to employ new efficient business practices. Although many transactions are now conducted electronically, there are several exceptions to the validity of electronic signatures which limit the use and effectiveness of electronic communications. Business must keep these limitations in mind.

Organisations as diverse as Amicus, Blackmores, Objective Corporation, Readify and RSL Queensland are some of the first Australian users of Microsoft’s new chat-based workspace in Office 365, Teams.

Information Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim has ruled that poor record-keeping practices are no reason for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to charge exorbitant fees for a journalist’s FOI request.

In the ruling In re Search Warrant No. 16-960-M-01 to Google , Pennsylvania Magistrate Judge Thomas J. Rueter ordered Google to comply with a search warrant to produce foreign-stored emails, disagreeing with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit’s ruling in the Microsoft Ireland warrant case, where Microsoft was not ordered to provide access to emails in that ruling.

There is a widespread and growing need to improve security practices surrounding confidential documents in most organizations today, according to a new study by the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network.  In a global survey of managers and information workers, 6 out of every 10 respondents said they or someone they know have accidently sent out a document they shouldn't have.

Enterprise content management (ECM) implementations experienced rapid growth and significant client investments from the late 90s through the financial downturn of 2008. With the reduction in storage costs as well as innovation brought about by robust networks, computers, and Internet browsers, organizations were finally free to truly capture the promise of ECM. Whether leveraging internal resources or working with outside consultants, ECM customers were able to build out purpose-driven solutions on Documentum, OpenText, FileNet/IBM, or other ECM platforms.

The procurement team at Manningham City Council in Melbourne is leading the local authority towards digital signatures with an implementation of the Secured Signing platform.

Enterprise architecture (EA) and technology innovation leaders have an important job: They advise CIOs about digital business strategy, innovation, and enterprise change. They must factor in technology like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and the Internet of Things (IoT) in order to keep their organizations advanced and competitive.