Enterprise Content Management

When any technology sector becomes ‘mature’ it gets into a rut. It’s as if there is a collective question of “Why change things, aren’t we are all doing just fine?”. Even so, over the past few years, things have begun to change, and the fundamentals of how an optimal ECM system might work in the future are being reimagined.

Microsoft has unveiled a new “immutable storage” feature available for Azure Blobs, its object storage platform for unstructured data, is now available for public preview. The offering is designed for regulated industries that are required to retain business-related communication in a Write-Once-Read-Many (WORM) or immutable state that makes it non-erasable and non-modifiable for a certain retention interval.

OneTrust, the developer of privacy management and marketing compliance software, has announced its data subject access rights (DSAR) tool has helped organisations handle more than 10,000 requests within two weeks of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) go-live date of 25 May.

Concept Searching, the developer of semantic metadata generation, auto-classification, and taxonomy management software, has launched Release 5.4.6 of its flagship conceptClassifier platform.

Australian data security specialist, Dekko Secure, has unveiled a new cloud-based data sharing and storage service designed to allow workgroups to share and collaborate on sensitive files in a completely secure environment.

The volume of unstructured data—freeform information that does not fit neatly into databases organised by fixed categories—is exploding. By 2022, 93% of all digital data will be unstructured, IDG Research predicts.

Document sprawl across multiple silos effect every organisation. According to AIIM, 52% of organisations have three or more document or content systems another 22% have five or more systems. Most of these content repositories don’t talk to each other forcing users to work across multiple applications to access the documents they need to perform their daily jobs.  This sprawl has resulted in additional costs and risks to these organizations.

Data privacy awareness has recently gained momentum, thanks in part to the Cambridge Analytica data breach and the introduction of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). One of the key elements of the GDPR is that it requires companies to simplify their privacy related terms and conditions (T&Cs) so that they are understandable to the general public. As a result, companies have been rapidly updating their terms and conditions (T&Cs), and notifying their existing users.

FileCloud, provider of a cloud-agnostic enterprise file sync and sharing platform (EFSS), has announced “Pattern Search,” a GDPR compliance feature, to help administrators discover and manage sensitive data and to increase the probability of mitigating potential GDPR violations.

OpenText has announced Extended ECM for SAP Solutions, Cloud Edition and Archive Center for SAP Solutions, Cloud Edition, to help companies integrate digital content into the OpenText cloud.