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As trends such as mobile, cloud and "big data" make content management increasingly complex, many companies are using BPM to beef up their enterprise content management (ECM) efforts.

Experts say that successful ECM strategies are changing--and becoming more process-oriented--to deal with today's disruptive forces.

This growing collection of articles offers an overview of ECM and insight into how companies can combine it with BPM for improved content management:

*Serving the 'work-anywhere' workforce while saving your systems of record
In this feature, Site Editor Anne Stuart shares expert advice on the effects of mobility, cloud computing and social networking on ECM strategy.

*Taking a process-oriented approach to enterprise content management
Learn from ebizQ contributor Lynn Haber about the benefits of using BPM for more effective ECM--and how to do it well.

*How BPM helps companies create stronger global and local ECM strategies
Here, ebizQ contributor Crystal Bedell explores how BPM can strengthen strategies for content globalization and localization.

*BPM & mobile content management go hand-in-hand
In another feature, Bedell discusses why BPM is the key to successfully mobilizing content.

*Will the next generation of ECM solutions be in the cloud?
In the first of this two-part series on ECM, ebizQ contributor Joe McKendrick offers an introduction to ECM and cloud computing.

*ECM in the cloud: Promises and pitfalls
In part two of the series, McKendrick offers advice from leading industry analysts on the advantages and disadvantages of cloud ECM.

*Mobile computing drives dramatic change in ECM
In this Q & A, ebizQ Contributing Editor Peter Schooff speaks with industry leader John Mancini about the effect of mobile computing on ECM, and what it means for today's workplace.

*Looking to optimize ECM? Consider using BPM
In another Q & A, Schooff talks with Steve Weissman, principal analyst at the Holly Group, about using BPM to improve ECM efforts.

For more on combining BPM and ECM, check out these features on ebizQ's sister site, SearchContentManagement.com:

*Beyond dollars, cents for a business case for mobile content management
Here, the Holly Group's Steve Weissman explains how to make a business case for mobile content management.

*IT opposes cloud content management, AIIM Industry Watch report says
In this news story, SearchContentManagement Site and News Editor Jonathan Gourlay reports on IT opposition to cloud content management.

*ROI in sight with mobile Web content management system development
SearchContentManagement contributor Geoffrey Bock offers a look at the "mobile revolution," and how it will influence Web content management.

READER FEEDBACK: Have you used BPM with ECM to enhance your content management strategy? If so, ebizQ editors would like to hear about your experience. Contact Site Editor Anne Stuart at editor@ebizq.net.

About the Author

Stephanie Mann is the former assistant editor for ebizQ and its sister TechTarget site, SearchSOA. Before joining TechTarget, Stephanie was a contributing reporter and proofreader for a Boston-area weekly newspaper and an editorial intern at a Cambridge, Mass.-based publishing company. She has also worked for several nonprofits and as a freelance editor.

More by Stephanie Mann, Assistant Site Editor, ebizQ



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