We recently published a short research report that obliquely challenges the status quo of the ECM/Document Management sector. I say obliquely because, in our opinion, the problem isn’t the technology; it’s the fact that it is seldom applied or used correctly. The end result is what can optimistically be referred to as unstructured data mountains, or to put it more crudely, junk pile. (Click to Access the Report Below)
However, rather than rattle on how people ‘should’ but ‘won’t’ effectively manage content lifecycles from creation to destruction, we take a different and, hopefully, more constructive approach in our report to analyze and question a problem hiding in plain sight—the core structure and value of ‘unstructured’ data files themselves.
Please take a read (it is free and easy to access) and share your thoughts, as at the end of the day, we are proposing a fundamental shakeup and rethink of how and why we manage unstructured data. The report and any subsequent discussion may be triggering for some, but we think it’s defensible and a long-overdue one.
To summarize, if your organization has accumulated billions of files, that’s nothing to be proud of. Furthermore, you have good reason to worry as AI burrows deeper into the enterprise.