Survey results announced at the Info Ireland Online event by AIIM Europe indicate that 58% of Irish respondents are considering using MOSS (Microsoft Office SharePoint Services) for document and records management within the next two years, but only 19% have a formal plan outlining how and where it will be applied.
The survey also found that 23% of Irish organisations plan to migrate their content into a single centralised ECM (Enterprise Content Management) system whereas 42% plan to leave existing multiple repositories in place and provide a single-sign-on portal to link them together. Of these, more than half plan to use SharePoint as the linking mechanism. Enterprise search is being considered by 7% of organisations as a suitable way of linking repositories for ease of user access.
Doug Miles, AIIM Europe’s Managing Director, highlights the survey’s finding that 16% of Irish organisations have already implemented some aspect of SharePoint 2007. “There is tremendous interest in what SharePoint can offer” says Miles. “Users are keen to compare its functionality with more established ECM solutions, particularly in specific vertical markets. They also want to know how to integrate it with scanning and capture, lifecycle storage and legacy repositories.”
These findings, and many more results from the AIIM Ireland End User Survey, are available on the Info Ireland Online website, which also offers a SharePoint Clinic to answer ECM-related questions, and a resource library of case studies and user guides.
Registration for this free online event is at: www.infoireland.net
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The annual AIIM survey researches the state of the market as indicated by responses from 1,400 AIIM end-user members in Europe and North America, of which 93 are in Ireland. Graphs of the above results are included in the online presentation at www.infoireland.net
AIIM is the international community that provides education, research, and best practices to help organisations find, control, and optimise their information.
Info Ireland Online is a unique online event and this year replaces the long-running Info Ireland face-to-face event. It runs from September 15th to November 14th.
For further press information, please contact:
Nicola Cowburn, Tel: 0118 973 6650
Doug Miles, AIIM Europe, Tel: 01905 727600
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