In an increasingly knowledge-driven world, effective information sharing is becoming a critical issue for organizations and individuals. Today’s content management tools and knowledge systems are constantly changing, adapting and evolving in an effort to keep up with the flood of information. It’s becoming increasingly important for enterprise companies not only to recognize this shift, but also to adapt and deliver more targeted information and knowledge to audiences.
That’s why we’re unveiling a new weekly series which will focus on the latest happenings in the enterprise software and content management industries. We’ll explore the most recent trends, research and insights from industry experts who are trying tackle the issues. Here are five stories that caught our eye this week:
This week the CRM industry saw some serious market validation when it was reported that Salesforce is using financial advisors to field offers. With a price tag of $48.5 billion it would be one of the largest acquisitions in history, showing just how important and highly valued building strong customer relationships are to companies today. Bloomberg noted that Salesforce’s market value jumped 11% in New York trading, giving it an evaluation of about $49 billion. However, the article also mentioned that there is no certainty a deal with transpire.
Eric Barker a reporter from The Week magazine wrote an interesting article on what people spend their time on and how it affects their productivity in the workplace. In the article, Eric references various data findings on the issue of time management. He notes that we are easily distracted, especially when it comes to email. According to a McKinsey Global Institute report on the social economy, “knowledge workers spend 28 percent of their time wading through their inboxes.”
In a recent article in Information Age article, Ben Rossi, an editor for the publication took a look at some of the major trends shaping the enterprise content management industry. He discussed how the evolution of technology is forcing the enterprise to come up with innovative solutions to content management. He noted that today’s ECM systems are used by most companies to store, move and manage information. However, many of today’s systems have not evolved with the current pace of technology. An important takeaway from the article was that next generation ECM systems to support the “work anyway” trend as well as collaboration between employees and business.
Business Cloud News highlighted recent survey findings from the Association for Information and Image Management. According to the article, the company surveyed 434 global organizations in order to gain better insight into the various factors influencing enterprise content management deployment. According to the survey, “While 39 percent have some degree of mobile access for content in ECM platforms, only 5 percent have widespread access for staff and project partners and less than 20 percent have comment, edit and process interaction capability.”