Chapter 13. Managing Enterprise Content

Enterprise content management (ECM) is a widely recognized IT industry term for software technology that enables organizations to create, capture, present, access, view, print, store, secure, manage, publish, personalize, distribute, search, retain, and destroy digital content related to organizational processes. Whew—that’s a mouthful. So what does this mean? In short, it means storing document content electronically and then making sure it is managed appropriately. Whether it’s the simple creation of content, sharing the content with others, or a full document life cycle that represents your organization’s processes (see Figure 13-1 for an example life cycle), understanding how SharePoint can help is ...

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