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The CBH Group, Australia’s largest co-operative owned by around 4,200 Western Australian grain growers, has completed a major ECM migration from OpenText eDOCS 5.3 to Content Server 10.5, implemented by solutions provider Fastman.

Content, data, information – no matter what your terminology, it’s everywhere and being created by everyone in your organisation. No surprise; that information is not always properly governed by the people creating the content – much less by the organisation itself.

The push is on to drive interactions between Australians and the Commonwealth Government online, and at the heart of this transformation is the two year old myGov portal managed by the Department of Human Services.

Users who are familiar with a traditional DM system expect to be able to overwrite existing versions of a document.  This is because not all changes are so important that they need to be published as a new version of the document.  When those users first move to using SharePoint they are pleased to hear that SharePoint supports versioning – not only the Major versions that they are used to but also Minor or Draft versions as well.  The only problem is that they cannot overwrite an existing Major version – only an existing Minor version can be overwritten.

H&R Block has broadened its online on boarding process to include a paperless background check that slashes staff and turnaround time.

Organizations rarely lack information in this new world of work. Unfortunately, information is gridlocked and unavailable to drive business decisions on the fly, according to new research from Ricoh and IDC.

There are many reasons organisations are implementing Document Management Software (DMS) to replace traditional paper filing systems, from superior organization and security to increased productivity and profitability. However while many anticipate the paperless office presents a win-win equation for both businesses and their customers, uptake is stalled in many industries as different inherent barriers prevent what seems to be a natural migration.

New legislation means that from January 2016 the National Library of Australia will be able to capture everything from ebooks to blogs, websites to social media—and everything else published on the Internet.

At a point when many were expecting to welcome in a successor to the foundation international record-keeping standard, ISO 15489, issued in 2001, Barbara Reed reflects on why it will be at least another 12 months before it will be published. Barbara, a founder, director and principal consultant at Australia’s Record-keeping Innovation, leads the Australian delegation to the international standards meetings.