by Angela Guess
Ben Cole of TechTarget reports, "Cloud computing and mobile-device use are changing the way companies produce information -- and in doing so, they're creating new challenges for organizations looking to develop data governance best practices. But could this trend toward data governance actually help organizations struggling with information management? Certainly, cloud and mobile are radically changing the way businesses think about data and access: Recent statistics released by Forrester Research Inc. show that by 2016, the number of smartphones in the U.S. alone is expected to grow to 257 million. Forrester also predicts that by 2016, iPads and other tablets will be users' primary computing devices."
Cole quotes Pamela Doyle, director of the Imaging Products Group at Fujitsu: "Given this mobile adoption forecast, extending content capture and content access from the mobile world is something every organization has to consider today… This is further going to extend the benefits we have seen organizations achieve with distributed capture and with scan-to-process, if you are able to capture more critical content very early in the business process." Cole adds, "Doyle made her remarks at a recent 'boot camp' in Boston sponsored by the information management professional organization AIIM. Social media, the cloud and mobility are combining not only to create new ways of processing data, presenters said, but also to force organizations to develop new paradigms for how they manage information, according to AIIM boot camp presenters."
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