The Future of Information Governance

Information is the life blood of any modern-day business. Companies succeed or falter based on the reliability, availability, and security of their information. But are most companies properly governing how their information is used, shared, and analyzed? The Economist Intelligence Unit recently conducted a survey of senior executives around the world on the benefits, challenges, and risks associated with developing an enterprise-wide information governance strategy.

The information that companies are busily generating, collecting, and mining offers a wealth of potential benefits. However, its use carries substantial risks. As a result, some organizations are forming formal governance bodies to create strategies, policies, and procedures surrounding the distribution of information inside and outside the firm. This paper seeks to better understand how companies are creating crossfunctional governance bodies to create strategies and policies around corporate information.

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Important Product Updates

The anticipated end of life for ApplicationXtender version 5.4x is December 31st, 2010. As mentioned in previous announcements, the end of life for ApplicationXtender version 5.3x was on June 30th 2009. The next update to ApplicationXtender will be version 6.5 instead of the previously announced version 6.0 Service Pack 1. Please make sure to contact Portford to make arrangements to upgrade and ensure uninterrupted support services. EMC and Portford have announced that the following software version will be available:

– ApplicationXtender v6.5 (release rescheduled for early 2010)
– Quickscan Pro v4.7 (Including Sharepoint Export – release rescheduled for early 2010)
– eInput v2.1
– Pixtools v8.3
– Input Accel 6.0 SP1 (now available)
– Documentum 6.5 SP2 (now available)
– Documentum CenterStage (limited release)
– Captiva CaptureFlow Designer for IA 6.0 SP1 (limited release)
– DocuNECT 4.2 (release scheduled 1/2010)

If you are unsure of what software version you are running or would like information about new products or upgrades please contact your dedicated account representative or email: or visit

SmartDigitalVault: Intelligence from Corporate Records

Strategic Legal Systems and Portford Solutions have combined IT and legal expertise to create the SmartDigitalVault ( for extracting critical business information from legal records and systematically organize it based on best practices for each business domain. The “smart,” secure repository finds the needed record and generates business reports from the extracted data.

As the “business logic” of the SmartDigitalVault, our SDV Solutions help customers to stay current with legal issues as they arise, while they strategically manage overall risks. For example, we offer targeted, solutions to manage information for these functional areas:

– Customer Contracts
– Vendor Contracts
– Properties and Facilities
– Human Resources
– Franchise Operations & Compliance
– Commercial Real Estate Workouts
– Corporate Governance
– Public Company Compliance
– Investor Relations
– Subsidiary Management
– Chief Financial Officer

The SmartDigitalVault is built on EMC Documentum’s ApplicationXtender document management software and Portford Solution’s award winning DocuNECT electronic capture platform. The SmartDigitalVault provides customers the legal expertise of a general counsel along with the technical expertise of a document management specialist all in a hosted solution.

For more information on the SmartDigitalVault, email Dan Segura @