The goal of an enterprise content management (ECM) system is to seamlessly connect a company’s business processes, knowledge workers, and organization-wide information. Not just an application that simply organizes and stores content, ECM constitutes a fully integrated platform and architectural framework that brings about total collaboration, intelligent content lifecycle management, and greater productivity.
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 is well positioned to act as the foundation for organizations’ next-generation ECM systems. Fully integrated with the productivity tools knowledge workers are already familiar with, complete with robust enterprise search functionality, easily customizable and scalable, SharePoint is considered by many to be the backbone of ECM initiatives moving forward.
While there are many native platform features that make SharePoint an optimal choice for launching a true ECM initiative, there are several areas in which the platform can be enhanced with infrastructure management support – particularly in terms of capture, storage and access, delivery, preservation, and management. In order to meet the objectives of a successful ECM project, SharePoint must be enhanced with powerful data protection, administration, content management, storage optimization, compliance, and deployment tools.
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