Document & Records Management

OpenText  has acquired Hightail, cloud service for file sharing and creative collaboration, with 5.5 million customers globally spanning enterprise accounts, paid subscribers, and individual consumers.

Document management is still among the most prevalent pain points that plague corporates, according to a study by Nintex, the developer of intelligent process automation (IPA) software.

The nervous system of a mosquito consists of about half a million neurons. That of a bee – of 800,000 neurons, of a dog – of 160 million neurons. A human has 85 billion neurons in the system. Modern computer systems contain only a few hundred thousand neurons and in rare cases, a few million, which, in terms of intelligence, is comparable to a bee. Bees are technically 100 times dumber than dogs and 100,000 times dumber than humans.

The Department of Finance has denied its Digital Records Investment Moratorium for non-corporate Australian Commonwealth agencies will impact the government’s Digital Continuity 2020 Policy, despite its own timetable admitting a proposed Whole-of-Government platform will not provide full record-keeping capability for another six years.

DocsCorp’s document comparison software, compareDocs, has undergone a major upgrade that includes two new comparison workflows; Compare Selected Text and Compare from Clipboard. The latest version (4.3 U2) is now available.

Laserfiche Value-Added Reseller Ricoh Australia has announced the successful deployment of a Laserfiche Avante workflow business management solution at Shimano Oceania Holdings, the Australian subsidiary of Shimano, a global manufacturing and distribution organisation.  

Employers who fail to comply with statutory requirements to keep time and wages records will be slapped with higher penalties if prosecuted for underpayment. This is just one of many reasons why every employer should conduct regular audits of its human resources arrangements to ensure legal compliance. 

The Australian government’s mandatory notifiable data breach (NDB) scheme comes into effect on 22 February, requiring businesses affected by eligible data breaches to notify the relevant individuals and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner as soon as possible. In Australia, this legislation mainly affects businesses that have to comply with the Privacy Act.

Australia’s Department of Finance has put EDRMS adoption by non-corporate Commonwealth agencies on hold until 30 June 2019 while it completes a pilot rollout of its own in-house cloud records management solution. The decision has upset the vendor community and seemingly jeopardises The Digital Continuity 2020 policy championed by the National Archives of Australia (NAA).

While the Australian Federal Police continue with their investigation into the loss of classified documents by the from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), the department responsible has announced its own review.