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Chapter 3. Bridging the Gaps between Inf... > Exploring Enterprise Content Managem...

Exploring Enterprise Content Management Technology

Enterprise Content Management (ECM) technologies are used to capture, manage, store, preserve, and deliver content and documents related to organizational processes. These ECM solutions are most frequently deployed in-house and are often part of critical business processes and document workflows.
As the need to manage ever growing volumes of data continues to challenge IT and legal organizations, ECM vendors have begun to expand their capabilities in an attempt to address all forms of electronic content—both structured and unstructured—in the enterprise.
The ECM market had its beginnings in the late 1980s and early 1990s as organizations worked to solve departmental business process challenges with stand-alone technology implementations. As these technologies began to successfully take hold in small pockets, organizations and vendors sought to integrate the various components into an enterprise-level solution for information management.

  

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