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​There’s a lot of discussion among IT professionals about what digital transformation actually is. From my perspective as a business process management expert, digital transformation results from applications that provide better user experiences for customers and employees.

This might be the first time you’ve heard the word ZUGFeRD, but those working with the European market probably already know of it. ZUGFeRD, a German acronym for the “Central User Guide for Electronic Invoicing in Germany”, was developed to add long-needed standardisation to the e-invoicing format.

Cybersecurity company McAfee has a new report, Do You Know Where Your Data Is? Beyond GDPR: data residency insights from around the world, which highlights businesses’ approach to data residency, management, and protection in light of global events, policies and the changing regulatory data protection landscape.

Most of us are guilty of “data hoarding”. Without a thought, we save every digital photo, email, document, presentation and spreadsheet, losing track of what we have saved along the way. Across the enterprise, employees are blindly building a bottomless lake of data, and, in many cases, a corporate mantra of “save everything, just in case” is encouraging the behaviour.

Based in Newport Beach, California, Insurer Pacific Life has successfully used EzeScan capture technology to improve user adoption of a newly deployed OpenText content management system.

UK company Leonardo has been awarded a contract by the Commonwealth of Australia’s Department of Defence to deliver Information Management software to six Collins-class submarines operated by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

In case you hadn’t noticed, the amount of data in the world is increasing at an exponential rate. For example, every minute there are nearly 4.2 million posts uploaded to Facebook, nearly 3 million tweets, and thousands of responses to open-ended survey questions.

So, you are going digital. You have started or completed a project or projects to implement digital solutions. You and your technology partner have analysed your requirements and worked hard to test and turn on a digital platform. But what then ....

Classification deals with the categorisation of objects. In our process automation and digitisation world, we often think of the objects as complete documents that need to be classified.

Have you heard of the “ zettabyte apocalypse ?” It’s a term coined to describe how organisations must be prepared to increase storage to an additional 40 to 60 zettabytes of data (per most analysts’ predictions) over the next four years or risk being left susceptible to the type of “apocalyptic” disasters—compliance violations and fines, data loss and theft, etc.—that could run them out of business.

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