May 2004 Issue

News Features

In 1990, before the World Wide Web played a role in the lives of the general public, the Library of Congress (LoC) set out to build a digital library.
- Posted May 03, 2004
Nintendo’s Gameboy has been strengthening kids’ thumb muscles since its introduction over a decade ago. But those countless hours of button smashing were invariably spent doing one thing: playing games.
- Posted May 10, 2004
Most companies rely on several team members to create documents or employ a review process where a file passes through a potentially labyrinthine approval hierarchy. While word processing tools have eliminated issues like trying to read a colleague’s indecipherable handwriting or epic retyping projects, they come with their own shortcomings. Add to the process the advantages and limitations of email and the need to ensure that workers can use familiar office software in secure, accurate, efficient, and traceable ways becomes increasingly important.
- Posted May 12, 2004
In stark contrast to last year’s show, when economic concerns (and terrible weather) kept people away, this year’s AIIM On Demand Conference and Expo, held in New York City March 8-10, featured crowded hallways and standing room-only attendance at many vendor presentations.
- Posted May 01, 2004
On May 1st, 10 countries joined the European Union’s existing 15 members, increasing the EU’s GDP by 5% to W 9.6 trillion, its population by 20% to 454 million, and its official languages by 82% from 11 to 20.
- Posted May 06, 2004

Featured Stories

As the portal market matures, users are looking at more innovative ways to combine external content with their internal systems, and recent and emerging standards just may make the process easier for portal providers and customers alike.
- Posted May 17, 2004
While all enterprise-level IT projects prove to be difficult and risky undertakings, a deeper examination of the ECM challenge in particular will reveal an endemic inattention to its critical corollary: the need for Enterprise Information Architecture.
- Posted May 05, 2004
When you think about it, a Web site’s primary purpose is to provide content to visitors, but the real trick is presenting the most relevant content for any given visitor at any particular moment in time. While the objective may be clear, the process of generating dynamic content isn’t.
- Posted May 12, 2004


Look at the homepage of an intranet. It is all a question of putting things in places that match the way we run our lives or do our jobs.
- Posted May 17, 2004
Several times this year I’ve read proclamations from journalists and consultants that 2004 will be “The Year of Search.” Didn’t search already arrive?
- Posted May 01, 2004
Yes, companies have begun to see that premium must-have content will sell. But increasingly, consumers are starting to pay up for compelling, well-packaged “wanna-have” content.
- Posted May 11, 2004
With the traditional financial newswire, if you don’t think to ask, you won’t likely stumble across something uniquely useful unless you stare at all 50,000 stories passing by in a typical day.
- Posted May 03, 2004
In the econtent DRM proposition, be careful what you wish for.
- Posted Apr 26, 2004

Faces of EContent

"I understand how to use technology in interesting ways to drive business forward."
- Posted May 01, 2004