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Huddle's collaboration software takes aim at SharePoint: ECM news

Check out this week's enterprise content management news, including updates on Huddle, Hyland Software and a startup called Toymail.

Huddle Note takes aim at Microsoft SharePoint

Workers want to be able to work where they want, from the devices they want – without cumbersome constraints.

Huddle's enterprise collaboration software suite now includes a component for creating, editing and sharing documents -- even from a mobile device. By integrating the capability natively, Huddle Note seeks to reduce reliance on external applications such as Microsoft Word and OneNote applications.

According to industry observers, Huddle Note is taking aim at the Microsoft SharePoint market. Users can create and share content inside or outside the firewall and collaborate with others on files. Huddle Note offers a way to collaborate and share outside the enterprise firewall -- something SharePoint has struggled with.

Tune in to Toymail: Twitter for kids

Funded in part by Kickstarter, the popular crowdfunding site, the fledgling Toymail Co. enables you to message children through their toys. Toymail features five Wi-Fi-enabled "Mailmen," or plastic animals, that connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi and an iPhone app that allows adults to record voicemail messages. The messages are passed through audio processing filters on Toymail's servers so it sounds like the child's companion animal is delivering the message.

"It's like voicemail or email but way more fun," according to the Kickstarter website.

Hyland Software establishes physician advisory board

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Technology is only useful when it meets an organization's business needs. To that end, Hyland Software has established the Physician Advisory Board for OnBase, its enterprise content management technology. The board includes several physicians from the U.S. and the U.K. and works with Hyland to drive enhancements that improve patient care and streamline healthcare processes.

M-Files named one of the fastest-growing companies by Deloitte

M-Files Inc., the developer of M-Files, which offers on-premises cloud-based and hybrid enterprise content management technologies, announced this week that it ranked No. 402 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2013, a list of the 500 fastest-growing technology companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over five years; M-Files grew 368% during this period.

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