Document & Records Management

Text analytics is a rather new concept in enterprise content management (ECM) and document management. Many organisations are using automatic categorisation or classification of content, but this is only a small part of how text analytics can be used in organisations.

ORPALIS has released a new major version of its HTML5 Viewer and Document Management Kit, DocuVieware.

Ephesoft Inc., developer of Smart Capture software that extracts meaning from unstructured content, has announced the availability of its Cloud Services on the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform.

Drakes Supermarkets is a family-owned business established in 1974 when Roger Drake purchased his first supermarket. Today, the company is the largest independent grocery retailer in Australia with more than 50 stores across South Australia and Queensland.

Kodak Alaris has named Leonel da Costa Asia Pacific Managing Director for its Information Management division. Based in Singapore, da Costa will work closely with the region’s marketing, sales operations and supply chain teams.

Consider this scenario described in a recent Forbes blog post: “Every quarter, a PR department receives the final quarterly financial numbers via email ahead of the earnings announcement in order to prepare a press release. The PR draft will be shared via email by a select group within the company before being approved and ready to be distributed out on the news wires. When pulling that financial information from the ERP system - a system that usually lives behind the corporate firewall with strong security and identity controls in place and with business owners who govern access to the systems and data within - we’ve instantly taken that formerly safe data and shared it freely by email as an Excel file.”

There has been a buzz surrounding SHA-1 this year. The hashing algorithm has been deemed unsafe for many years, but is still used in outdated software for digital signatures. Recently a team of researchers was able to break SHA-1, proving definitively that the algorithm should be replaced. 

KWizCom, a developer of SharePoint Forms & Workflows, as well as numerous other SharePoint web parts, add-ons and apps, has unveiled a new scanning add-in for Office 365 users, called Scan App.

Records management is becoming more complicated because of the sheer volume of information within companies. To deal with this deluge, some innovative organisations are moving away from declaring information as records and are managing all organisational information from a retention standpoint instead. However, what is retention management, and how can it be effectively leveraged within organisations?

Melbourne based law firm, Sladen Legal, has selected Nikec Hub, the file sharing and collaboration tool from Nikec Solutions, to further improve communication and collaboration with clients. The firm is dedicated to providing expert advice and legal services to private enterprises, they represent some of Melbourne’s most innovative businesses. The firm prides itself as being client driven and having a personal approach to law.

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