Five Enterprise Content Management Trends in 2014

The amount of unstructured information — content — in the enterprise continues to grow at a rapid pace. The need to manage all of this content and put it to use in the context of enterprise business processes has been an important driver for the adoption of enterprise content management (ECM) over the past few years.

More recently, the shift to what IDC calls the “3rd Platform” — the intersection of cloud, mobile, social, and big data — is creating a number of new requirements and opportunities for ECM.

The recent IDC report “The Future of Enterprise Content Management: Five ECM Trends in 2014 highlighted five developments in enterprise content management worth watching in 2014. Check out the 2014 IT trends that are poised to have an impact on the ECM software market.

In this analysis, Melissa Webster, IDC Program Vice President for Content and Digital Media Technologies, takes a look at 2014 and outlines key trends she expects will impact organisations and their ECM strategies.  The report anticipates that:

  • 2014 is the year ECM and cloud-based file sync and share services will come together in hybrid ECM solutions.
  • ECM vendors will extend case management frameworks to enable rapid development of lightweight applications, enabling organisations to bring automation and much greater visibility to processes.
  • Integration with business apps via flexible frameworks and open standards will become a real priority.
  • Information governance will be a hot topic, with a particular focus on enabling disposition of content.

You can read more about ECM here and download the full report here.