Actor Johnny Depp could have avoided the threat of his Yorkshire Terriers Boo and Pistol being put down by Australian Customs officials if he had completed a simple application form online at the Department of Agriculture Web site.  The large Australian Commonwealth agency is underway with a huge end-to end digital drive to assist in the fight to maintain Australia’s biosecurity, although it appears the Hollywood star considered his ability to fly the dogs in on his private jet entitled him to sidestep official requirements.

Data Migration is a topic that gets raised time and time again in our industry, and people continue to struggle in getting it right. At some point you will likely be faced with the challenge of migrating data into your EDRMS.

How does a global organisation with more than 9000 employees deal with document management, especially as it’s not regarded as a particularly cool topic. When staff at Head Office alone are generating more than a million documents a year, the challenge is formidable, and the idea of a solution becomes more attractive. For growing mining company MMG the response was to integrate OpenText Content Server and SharePoint with the aim of achieving an integrated search, collaboration and information lifecycle management solution.

In-house or outsourced, cloud or on-premise? Tourism WA, the State Government agency responsible for promoting Western Australia (WA) as a holiday and business event destination, went through the typical scenarios when questioning how to future-proof its information and records management systems. It has now completed an upgrade to HP’s latest version Records Manager 8 with the assistance of Information Proficiency, which has been providing a Records Management team since 2011.

Situated between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, Queensland’s Moreton Bay Region is one of the fastest growing urban areas in Australia.  Moreton Bay Regional Council (MBRC), Australia’s third largest council, has implemented an Objective ECM System for more than 1200 active users to support the delivery of more efficient and effective ways of working inside the council, and new digital services to the public.

A new cost-effective alternative for large-scale newspaper digitisation is being launched by DL Consulting, the company behind the Veridian collection management software and related newspaper digitisation services as well as an online search portal for the world’s historical newspaper archives at

Australia’s National Archives has announced the winners of its inaugural Digital Excellence Awards, with successful Agency SharePoint rollouts leading the way.

While in the process of moving offices, Australian legal firm, Hall & Wilcox Lawyers, decided to seize the opportunity and set their firm on the path to becoming paperless. The mid-sized, commercial law firm was keen to cull the volume of paper it had amassed over the years and implement digital capability where possible to reduce future paper volumes.

As hospitals in the US move toward meeting Electronic Health Records (EHR) Meaningful Use requirements, they’re trying to eliminate as much paperwork as possible. To this end, Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) is using Access’s electronic signatures solution at registration.

Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection has announced it is deploying IBM's cognitive computing platform, Watson in a new initiative to boost capabilities. As part of the program, analysts within the Portfolio will use Watson to draw further insights from unstructured data sources such as news feeds and government reports.