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IBM Content Services Active Records & Information Management

For those of us old enough to remember, the field of Records and Information Management (RIM) has evolved over the past few decades. I recall vividly first learning about the very practice of lifecycle governance while attending my first ARMA International annual conference. As a document imaging developer at the time, my singular focus had nearly always taken on the same basic pattern – capture, categorize and store some stuff into some repository.
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Are You a FileNet Admin With No Idea What to Do About Retention?

Ever since IBM introduced Retention and Hold capabilities in FileNet P8 version 5.2, the tantalizing prospect of employing document lifecycle functionality to corporate content has been looming in the background. Unfortunately, it's perpetually continued to do just that ... loom.
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As a Privacy Compliance Officer, How Can I Ensure Regulatory Compliance with My Company’s Content Systems?

Being a corporate compliance officer is no easy job. Reducing risk exposure in most organizations (including my own) amounts to keeping a step up on an ever-growing tumult of regulations, audit demands and legal exigencies. And all this must happen as the systems of content and engagement continue to evolve and produce staggering amounts of information – and potential liability.
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Upgrade FileNet Before End-of-Support

In December, IBM released new Long Term Support releases of FileNet, Cloud Pak for Business Automation (CP4BA), Datacap, Business Automation Workflow (BAW), and Operational Decision Manager (ODM). This means that no matter what previous versions of those products you are using, you will no longer receive support for security or defect fixes after April 30, 2023. This is because IBM only provides security and defect fixes for the two latest continuous delivery release and the existing LTSR.
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BOTS HAVE GROWN UP - Top 3 Areas Where a Bot Can Improve Your Business

Bot technology replaces the need for repetitive manual work by executing pre-programmed tasks. Originally introduced in parallel with the emerging Internet, bots served mainly as a means to search the web and index individual pages. Still in existence today, the WebCrawler (or spider bot) is at the foundation of all internet processes. Bots in 2022, however, have advanced far beyond the WebCrawler. Today’s bots, or Robotic Process Automation (RPA), are responsible for vital business tasks such ...
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IBM Releases New Versions of FileNet and Cloud Pak for Business Automation

While the prior announcements in October from IBM about the new versions had only confirmed some of the software components as Long-Term Support Releases (LTSR).  As of Friday, December 17th these products are now confirmed:
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IBM Announces New Long Term Support Release (LTSR) for FileNet and Cloud Pak for Business Automation

In this first of a series of IBM FileNet and Cloud Pak for Business Automation blog posts, Robert Short, Vice President of Cloud Services at enChoice, answers questions about the recent IBM announcement of the upcoming Long Term Support Release (LTSR) on December 17th, 2021.
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Predictable Cost of Ownership - Managing the Hidden Costs of your FileNet and CMOD Systems

Implementation, licensing, maintenance, and support - these are a few of the visible costs of maintaining your IBM FileNet P8 or Content Manager OnDemand (CMOD) system. While these costs are generally planned for, there are often additional hidden costs associated with maintaining your Content Repositories.
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Moving Your IBM Content Manager OnDemand (CMOD) System to the Cloud

Did you know that 67% of enterprise infrastructure is estimated to be cloud based by the end of 2020? (Source: Forbes). Five years ago, many organizations weren’t sure if they wanted to move to the cloud. Two years ago there was a lot more interest, but management wasn’t yet on board. Today nearly every organization has a cloud directive, and the recent COVID-19 crisis has accelerated the need to adopt.
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The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

Set to go live at the start of 2020, CCPA is focused on protecting consumers privacy rights, while allowing businesses to make use of and get value from this personal data. More specifically, it lays out a framework for transparency in business practices, such that companies will need to respond to consumer requests in terms of what information companies have on them and what companies are doing with their information.
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