ECM Executive Commentary

  1. Wealth Managers Facing Information Tsunami
    Have you seen an upswing in the number of records you are managing in your brokerage? Described by economists as the “Great Recession,” the economic downturn that occurred during 2008 and 2009 has indelibly changed the way Americans respond to investing and retirement planning. By HK Bain, CEO Digitech Systems, Inc.
  2. eDiscovery, International Business, And The Challenges Of Complying With FCPA
    In today’s global economy, cross-border commerce is vital to the success of many businesses. However, to ensure that lawful business practices are adhered to more corporations are increasingly coming under the federal government’s microscope for their international operations. By: Dean Gonsowski, Associate General Counsel, Clearwell Systems
  3. SharePoint - The Better The Metadata, The More Valuable The Information
    Part 3 of an exclusive ECM Connection SharePoint series: Part of the reason SharePoint is recognized as one of the fastest growing products in Microsoft’s history is that it allows an organization to leverage an asset it already has: its information repository. Employees throughout a company can use SharePoint to update and access information quickly and easily, which is then used to drive business processes down the line to reduce costs and increase efficiency, provided, of course, the information they’re accessing is accurate and complete. By Allen Carney, VP of product marketing at Kofax
  4. Lack Of A Business Case? Don’t Be So Sure …
    Okay, so here we are halfway through 2011, armed with the knowledge that automation of accounts payable (AP) processing, through something like an enterprise content management (ECM) software solution, leads to on-time vendor payments, improved cashflow, a positive impact to the bottom line, improved accruals, and ultimately improved decision-making. Yet, there is still reluctance among some. By David Johnson, Perceptive Software
  5. A Records Management How To: Build A Compliant Program To Protect Data Privacy
    Data privacy is essential to protect sensitive business and customer information from falling into the wrong hands. Unfortunately, it has become a growing business challenge as many institutions collect an abundance of data and experience data overload. By Jim Soenksen, CEO, Pivot Group, and Chad Bevington, Regional Business Director, Cintas
  6. A By-The-Numbers Approach To Data, eDiscovery, And The Cloud
    Moving data to the cloud presents both tremendous opportunity as well as great challenge. One issue in particular is the implementation of a cost-effective yet defensible eDiscovery program. Data breaches, limited access to critical data, and a growing volume of data, are just a few examples of the problems that IT faces as we push to the cloud.

    By Jim McGann, vice president of Information Discovery, Index Engines

  7. Three Doors Of Opportunity For Boosting Gains Of Automated Forms Processing
    The evolution of automated forms processing has driven huge gains for businesses across the industry spectrum – from insurance, healthcare, financial services, and banking to government, business process outsourcing (BPO), data processing centers, and beyond – but the gains have not come as a sweeping, uniform change. By Jim Franklin, Parascript
  8. Financial Services Execs Should Think ‘Shared Services’
    Not surprisingly, automation is central to most organizations’ efforts to streamline their AP processes. But an organization’s success in optimizing their financial operations may lie not just in automating functions such as AP, but in consolidating them as well. By Derrick Murphy, CEO, ibml
  9. Attorneys: Your Lives Just Got A Lot Easier
    Organizations are increasingly finding themselves in the hot seat when they have been unable to respond to requests for production expediently, and with a sound rationale for their results. What would your world be like if you could substantially limit the number of documents that need to have a set of human eyes on them without compromising accuracy? By Sheila Mackay, Xerox Litigation Services
  10. Streamlining The eDiscovery Process: Tactics For Effective Implementation
    Electronic discovery (eDiscovery) requires the implementation of complex business processes and typically involves multiple departments within an enterprise. Whether an organization is facing litigation, regulatory inquires or internal investigations, the increasing amount of ESI (electronically stored information), coupled with rising data management costs have made eDiscovery a top priority for legal, security, and IT teams. Against the backdrop of potential court sanctions, adverse court judgments and the FRCP (Federal Rules of Civil Procedure), enterprises have struggled to keep up with rising litigation demands, and are unsure of where and how to develop or improve their eDiscovery process. By Dean Gonsowski, Clearwell Systems
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