vamosa_logo_2008.jpg The escalation of unstructured content and Vamosa’s (news, site) stated purpose of offering enterprises ways to deal with that content has resulted in it repacking its flagship Content Migrator into two different configurable platforms that can be combined in a single installation.

While Content Migrator moves content from web, documents and other data stores into most any other data store, the company has said that the amount of content being created in any number of different channels means that companies really need policies that deal with content from creation to consumption as a matter of course, rather than by project.

Speaking about the repackaging Nic Archer, Senior Vice-President of Enterprise Solutions at Vamosa said:

The digital haystack is getting worse, not only in terms of the volume of content published every day, but also the complexity of handling content generated by different channels. Enterprises need management of content from initiation to consumption as part of an ECoG strategy, rather than as individual projects."

Web and Document Suites

The two platforms will be known as Vamosa ECoG Suite for Documents and ECoG Suite for Web -- ECoG being enterprise content governance.

ECoG Suite for Documents

The document suite enables enterprises to turn their repositories into ‘clean’ stores where content is compliant with the enterprise's corporate governance policies. It also retains the ability for Content Migrator to move the data into content management systems like SharePoint and provide reports to ensure content is under control.

In addition, users have the ability to discover, de-deduplicate and review most documents as well as identify breaches of policy for all documents stored in the repository.

The result is a platform that:

  • Makes it easier to implement document stores from all major vendors
  • Reports to ensure documents are within enterprise compliance requirements
  • Tagged documents for easy search

Vamosa ECoG Suite for Web

With the proliferation of company websites this implements policies to ensure that all content on enterprise websites is compliant. It provides a hosted service that monitors web properties around the clock.

While it cuts the cost and migration time-frame it also:

  • Monitors websites for potential compliance breaches
  • Provides access to any historically published page for risk assessment
  • Ensures only relevant content is published.

While the two different elements have been repackaged as two, they can be installed in a single installation under a single licence and supported by continuous maintenance.

What is ECoG Anway?

If you are not that familiar with ECoG,  a little while ago we had a talk with Vamosa, as they were explaining their recently- found fondness of Enterprise Content Governance (ECoG).

When thinking about ECoG, try to think around the following principles and questions:

  • Does your website have the right level of Section 508 and W3C compliance?
  • Is your brand management implemented correctly?
  • Are you using metadata, classifications and taxonomies efficiently?
  • Are your internal governance processes stored and managed correctly?
  • What are your internal processes to reduce cost?
  • What are your external processes to reduce exposure yet to maximize compliance?

In a nutshell, ECoG gives organizations the ability to implement and apply controls when content is created, updated, moved or otherwise managed.

Users also have a choice of migrating enterprise content by either purchasing software for use by their own project teams, or engaging Vamosa Consulting to provide a turnkey solution.