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The top ECM software stories of 2013

In 2013, readers wanted to know about ECM software, social media monitoring strategies, WCM strategies and the real deal on SharePoint 2013.

As companies manage an ever-increasing mountain of information, they have new challenges to tackle. Central repositories, automated workflows and file hierarchies are all well and good, but companies are now trying to find new approaches to deal with digital content: how to manage it, how to analyze and search for information within it and how to use it to present their corporate websites more effectively.

Below, we feature a roundup of the top enterprise content management stories of 2013 on SearchContentManagement. In 2013, readers turned to the site for information on ECM software, social media monitoring strategies, how to develop a Web content management strategy and the real deal on SharePoint 2013 features.

There's no big bang for social media strategies

Companies subject to regulations or company restrictions on social media use sometimes take an all-or-nothing approach to social media. Experts counsel, though, that enterprises need to take a phased approach to developing a strategy, building a presence slowly and refining tactics over time.

Crowdsourcing as app?

Crowdsourcing is changing the world of business, wrote editor Scot Petersen. Various industries are using crowdsourcing to generate better ideas, get feedback from customers and even hone product lines. From marketing to IT to healthcare, collaboration is defining enterprise innovation.

Five key steps for WCM

In implementing Web content management software, many companies fall prey to a common mistake: They view technology as the central focus rather than consider what business problems they need to answer. But five key steps can help you avoid these kinds of pitfalls.

SharePoint technology suffers growing pains

The SharePoint 2013 release included new features, such as integration with Yammer, an enterprise social networking tool, new features for e-discovery and new Web content management and site design features as well. But licensing and usability remain snafus.

SharePoint 2013 mobility boosts revenue

For quite some time, mobility and SharePoint didn't go together. Previous iterations of SharePoint were dismal on the mobile front, according to Joel Oleson, of Salient6, a SharePoint consultancy. SharePoint 2013 has addressed some of those issues, Oleson said at SPTechCon earlier this year.

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