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This Week in Content: 11/15

A collection of 10 (mostly) content-related pieces. This obviously isn't inclusive of the entire industry, but a compilation of articles, blog posts, news, etc. that I've read this week and found interesting.

Forget Users, Think People

We have a problem in this industry. We live in a world where we constantly think about the "users" of our software. In that identification, we dehumanize the People that are using our system. While this is a small detail, we have to remember one thing... Words Matter.

The FileNet Smurf

Jumping straight into it:If you think there should be a one-to-one mapping for every document class in the Records Object Store (ROS) to every record class in the File Plan Object Store (FPOS), you're a dummkopf.If you think there should be a one-to-one mapping for folders in the ROS to records categories in the...

IT Can No Longer Afford to Ignore Its Users

The history of enterprise technology has been fairly unforgiving to the people intended to use it. For the past half-century, most information technology models propagated two unassailable truths: that enterprise technology was purchased by a select few, and the technology was bought for the company.

The Value of Community Management by the Numbers (Infographic)

One of the best parts of this year's State of Community Management: The Value of Community Management report was that for the first time we were able to pull together quantitative data from community managers. It's a great way to understand what is happening in the discipline of community management.

Document Mgt Roll-Up: Document Capture is Still Big Business, Yahoo Enhances Mail

This week in the world of document management there have been a number of upgrades and releases, including the introduction of multi-tasking for Yahoo Mail and enhanced search from dtSearch. In addition, new research shows document capture is still big business and Microsoft continued to extend the market reach of Office 365.

Mobile Access to ECMs Needs Improvement

By Karen A. Frenkel | Posted 11-14-2013 Email Print ECM (Enterprise Content Management) is one of the few IT areas that has maintained double-digit growth over the past few years and this is expected to continue, according to "ECM at the Crossroads," a survey by AIIM, a nonprofit association of information professionals.

Steps to keep the NSA out of public data

(Editor's note: In this guest post, Yorgen Edholm, CEO of file sharing company Accellion, discusses security exposures that come with use of the public cloud.) Who's in the driver's seat on your cloud strategy? Bob from marketing? Lisa from sales? It sounds ludicrous, but it's an unfortunate reality.

7 Rules for Selecting the Right Content Management System

The good, the bad and the ...wrong content management system (CMS). Nobody wants that last one. Hastily selected Web CMS platforms will create plenty of adventure and excitement for you and your team. It just won't be the sort of excitement you expected.

The third way of office space is beyond open

The open office movement has spawned a lot of hatred, despite its growing adoption. There is a great deal of evidence that simply taking folks out of offices doesn't lead to happiness and insta-innovation. Instead there is a great deal of resentment, as shown in this piece by Jason Feifer from Fast Company following a...

Learning by Shipping

What happens when the tools and technologies we use every day become mainstream parts of the business world? What happens when we stop leading separate "consumer" and "professional" lives when it comes to technology stacks? The result is a dramatic change in the products we use at work and as a result an upending of...