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Yes We Can -- improve records management

Remember when I talked about how U.S. government employees throw out millions of pages every day? Well, on a more hopeful note, I came across a CMSWire article from earlier this year about the impact the new Obama administration may have on records management in the future. Marisa Peacock speaks of the document management industry’s bright outlook

February 17, 2010 by Doc

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8 Things to Know About Using ECM for Regulatory Compliance

I’m here to talk some more about that fun little acronym I know you all are so fond of: ECM. Enterprise Content Management can be a great tool to meet the compliance requirements of your business, but like all things, you need to understand it to do it right. I’m here to save you from plummeting head-first into some common pitfalls when it comes to ECM and regulation.

February 5, 2010 by Doc

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An Easy Way to Protect Your Intellectual Property

One question I get on a regular basis is from companies wondering how to get the maximum exposure for their white papers and other material but not loose complete control over their intellectual property. In this free-wheeling time, if you place too many restrictions on your Web-based material, no one will quote from it or pick it up in various blogs and other sites (which is often the point).

February 3, 2010 by Doc

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How document management can help you survive this downturn

You need a reminder that the economy is in the dumps right now as much as a paraglider needs a tornado. But the fact remains, the flow of currency is partially paralyzed, and that means skittish companies are cutting budgets and scrutinizing the management of IT expenses, kind of like they did in '02 post dot-com bubble bust.

February 1, 2010 by Doc

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Now, if only your spouse came certified

So when I drive down to my local Best Buy to pick up advertised gadgetry and marriage-saving appliances--like a dishwasher--I’d like to think that what the manufacturer says about their wares has more credibility than an online dating site power-user. But at some point, we’ve all taken that trip to the land of suck. You buy it, take it home, and before you know it, features quietly underwhelm or don’t work, or it simply breaks too soon, leaving you digging up the warranty card.

January 29, 2010 by Doc

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How to scrap paper to cut costs

Hey, remember when everyone was talking about the paperless office being just around the corner?  Those were the same folks who thought we’d be in flying cars by now.

January 26, 2010 by Doc

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Overcoming users' printer frustrations

Frustration is a fact of life, but we have a choice on how to deal with it. Unluckily for some, that means blowing a fuse no matter what; and luckily for others, letting rationality and coping mechanisms take over.

January 25, 2010 by Doc

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Data Privacy: What Part of Your Network Is Vulnerable, and What Can You Do About It?

Doc thinks networked environments are both a boon and a burden to organizations. They greatly improve productivity and reduce cost by allowing customers, vendors, partners, employees, and other stakeholders to share and access information in real time. But increased access to sensitive information makes networks vulnerable to malicious activity and misuse. There have been numerous high-profile data security breaches and losses, prompting a rise in government regulations surrounding data privacy.

January 21, 2010 by Doc

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