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IBM ECM solution helps organizations go mobile

by | Jul 11, 2012

The advent of smartphones and tablets has made it possible for employees to complete their work regardless of location, and more organizations are seeking effective enterprise content management solutions to support mobility.

IBM recently announced the launch of its Content Navigator software, which allows workers to access images, records and documents through smartphones, tablets and other devices so they can perform tasks remotely.

The company explained that a government agency can best leverage the ECM solution by allowing a large number of employees to access content at once, rather than needing IT infrastructure in place to support each user.

“It’s key that clients can now drive business insights from enterprise content and share collaboration content with others who need it,” noted IBM ECM leader Doug Hunt.

Although mobility is considered crucial for many organizations’ ECM needs, some are still lagging in this area. A survey by the Association for Information and Image Management found that nearly 70 percent of companies asserted mobile is important to their operations, but only 24 percent have adopted a mobile program. Another 30 percent of businesses said they still rely heavily on paper rather than electronic information.