recent years, many businesses and government agencies have found
out the hard way that having a lot of data is not the same thing
as having the answers you need. Any organization’s ability
to achieve its goals depends on its ability to collect, manage and
deliver the right information to the right person at the right time.
That is the central goal of Enterprise Content Management (ECM).
Today, organizations must contend with ever-increasing volumes and
varieties of information in order to manage critical business applications
and functions. This information comes in many forms.
management,” according to Anthony Deakins of E-Doc magazine,
“…manages an inventory of `elements’ some of which,
on occasion, are documents while others are multimedia `snippets’
such as video, graphics, and audio.” Others include printstreams,
text output, databases, and electronic messaging.
enterprise data continues to grow exponentially, organizations are
facing a content crisis because old, piecemeal approaches to data
management are rendering much of this business-critical content
inaccessible… and therefore worthless. Doculabs recently noted
that business information is only useful if it is quickly, easily
accessible to a wide range of users with varying levels of access
permissions – regardless of where it is stored.
from "Perspectives On The Content Crisis Enterprise
Content Management for Various Applications & Industries"
Special Report Published by Legato Systems, Inc.