A couple of weeks ago, I threw my vision of where I described the future of Content Management. I took it beyond ECM to Omnipresent Content Management (OCM for now). Lee Dallas then build upon that future by changing the very content that we generate and manage. The question still remaining is, what is ECM going to be today and over the next couple of years?
Last year, I threw out a new definition for ECM. I still think it applies, but the story around it has evolved. Here is that working definition of ECM.
Enterprise Content Management is the empowerment of all content within an organization. This is accomplished through the centralized management of content, allowing for people and systems to access and manage content from within any business context using platform agnostic standards.
Let’s look at this definition in today’s light.