Forrester Research (www.forrester.com) indicates that organizations will continue to invest in ECM technology, “with an emphasis on improving content search, sharing, and compliance”. Forrester also indicates that while enterprises prefer end-to-end ECM suites that cover all content needs, they will continue to have “multiple ECM point products and / or solutions in place”.
Confirming what experienced ECM users already know, Forrester states that the majority of firms can’t prove ROI, but that investment in the technology continues to have great value in improving worker productivity as the amount of managed content increases. These kinds of “soft” benefits continue to fuel the ECM industry, even in a down economy.
With the trend toward multiple ECM solutions in the same organization, firms find it increasingly important to provide business users with federated and transparent access to content stored in otherwise disparate content silos. This federated access must be highly configurable, so that users with different job responsibilities, and business needs, can make the best use of ECM technology.
Industry leaders have been slow to respond at the user access level, leaving the business of providing the effective interfaces to custom builds by customers and developers.
Industry watchdog, Gartner (www.gartner.com) recenlty estimated that “80% of content is unstructured” and “90% is unmanaged“.
With evolving requlatory rules and requirements, companies know they need to do something to better manage content, but many just don’t know how to go about it. Truth is, content management can be tricky, and expensive. Implementing the wrong solution, or one that does not meet your total needs can only add ‘insult to injury’ when you have to find a new solution, undertake a large migration effort, and retrain users on a new system.
Today’s information-hungry companies want to capture, evaluate, and repurpose data on customers, industry trends, the markets they serve, their vendors, and the competition. Even information from internal systems, can provide valuable insight into how to better run the business and be more competitive. This content can originate from dozens, or even hundreds, of internal business systems, and be in any number of standard and non-standard formats.
Smart companies know that in order to be successful, they need to develop a content strategy that includes what content is valuable, where it originates, how it can be used and for what purposes, and how long it should be maintained before it can become a liability rather than an asset. In addition, they need to weigh the investment needed to capture and manage it, both initial and ongoing costs, and more importantly, have a full understanding on the benefits and ROI that their content management solution brings to the organization.
Feb 8, 2012 - ContentAu LLC, a Charlotte NC-based Technology provider, announced today that iit now meets both Sales and Technical requirements for IBM Software Value Plus (SVP) for the entire IBM ECM solutions portfolio including FileNet P8. Datacap Taskmaster Capture, Content Manager V8, and CM OnDemand.
CAu has made significant investment in technical and industry skills, and has displayed strong commitment to delivering value to its clients.
Content Au has successfully demonstrate advanced skills through certifications, approved solutions, and industry knowledge.
We join a growing network of dedicated, skilled, authorized IBM Software Business Partners who you can count on for solutions for your business needs.
June 14, 2011 - Content Au LLC gets a facelift! Check out our new Logo signifying the value of content, with a backdrop of Gold (Au).
June 1, 2011 - We've Moved! Effective June 1st, Content Au LLC will move to a new location at 9911 Rose Commons Dr., Suite E-105, in Huntersville, NC 28078.
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Apr 06, 2011 - Content Au LLC Blog Goes Live - Follow This Link
Feb 24, 2011 - Content Au LLC, a Charlotte, NC based provider of Enterprise Content Management solutions, and JSYMMETRIC, Inc. an Atlanta, GA based technology solutions provider, announce the signing of a partnership agreement between both organizations. Through this partnership, the organizations - which are both IBM Business Partners, intend to broaden their footprint and to deliver greater value to customers.
"We are delighted about our new partnership as ContentAu and JSYMMETRIC continue to extend value to our clients. ContentAu and JSYMMETRIC bring extensive knowledge and experience and share the same philosophy: both are customer centric and customer success is the top priority. We look forward to a long and mutually successful relationship with JSYMMETRIC,” stated Ron Brown, President at ContentAu.
Dec 23, 2010 - ContentAu LLC selects Ingram Micro Inc., a leading technology sales, marketing and logistics company as its technology distributor.
Dec 21, 2010 - Content Au LLC earns IBM Software Value Plus (SVP) authorization as IBM Heritage ECM Software Reseller
Content Au is pleased to announce approval under IBM’s SVP program, earning the privilege to resell IBM’s extensive line of high-value solutions including IBM Content Manager, CM OnDemand, Document Manager, Omnifind, IBM Records Manager, Lotus Workplace Web Content Management, Image Plus, Content Collection and Archiving (email and file archiving), and more. Leveraging over ten years with IBM’s ECM portfolio, ContentAu offers a wealth of experience and the technical know-how to help design solutions to meet specific business, technical and compliance requirements.
Dec 14, 2010 - Content Au LLC joins local businesses at Tech After 5 - Charlotte. Come join us!
Nov 19, 2010 - ContentAu LLC signs with ARX (Algorithmic Research), a global provider of cost-efficient digital signature solutions for all industries including financial services, life sciences, healthcare, government, and engineering
Nov 12, 2010 - Content Au LLC inks reseller agreement with MSTechnology to offer complete line-up of enhanced Content Management Viewers for IBM CM8, FileNet, EMC Documentum, and SharePoint, with added support for iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, and other portable devices.