With businesses around the world turning to the cloud as an affordable and scalable storage resource, enterprise content management systems may soon be moving to the new platform as well to help companies leverage the wealth of hosted data.
According to Kurt Marko of InformationWeek, the goal of any content management strategy is to allow IT administrators to apply policies that govern data access and dictate document retention and deletion practices. However, a number of IT directors fear that migrating data to the cloud will complicate, and in some cases prevent, traditional content management tactics. This is not necessarily the case, according to Marko.
As cloud services continue to mature, there are a number of comparable tools available that can help provide enhanced visibility in the storage environment. Marko noted that several leading cloud storage brands have already integrated their services with content management platforms as well.
Earlier this year, PricewaterhouseCoopers analysts suggested that nearly a third of private companies within the U.S. will be expanding their IT budgets in the next 12 months. Much of this capital is expected to be allocated toward new storage solutions to manage the expected influx of data. But to make sure this data remains organized and actionable, retaining content management capabilities may be essential.