This week in GRC, CrownPeak and Magus team up for SaaS Web Content Management system governance, Socialware picks up US$ 7 million in Series C funding, DocuWare v5.1 gets FDA certification renewed and McAfee goes mobile with Sony. Also this week, we took a look at records management for SharePoint again.
CrownPeak, Magus Team Up
Web content management vendor CrownPeak (news, site), and Magus (news, site), which offers SaaS website quality and compliance monitoring, this week announced a partnership making the Magus ActiveStandards website governance platform available with the CrownPeak Cloud Web Content Management (WCM) System.
With it, users will be able to publish content across multiple digital channels while protecting the brand by ensuring compliance with corporate, legal and regulatory standards.
The CrownPeak Cloud WCM System enables users to add, update and manage external content and make styling changes as needed.
For its part, Magus ActiveStandards offers automated service that monitors websites to help companies optimize website impact and reduce risk through the elimination of errors in brand consistency, usability, accessibility, SEO, site integrity and legal compliance. If you want a closer look, you can see a free demo.
SocialWare Gets US$ 7 Million Series C Funding
With it, financial services firms can engage with customers and generate sales channel leads, while maintaining compliance with organization and industry regulations.
The funding will be leveraged to enhance the industry-standard SocialWare platform and extend the company’s footprint in the financial services industry.
The fact that it was able to get this kind of funding indicates the market potential in this space as more enterprises are using more social media, as well as the problems of keeping compliant in the social media space.
Currently, SocialWare has more than 100 big financial services customers. The release shows as well the market for products that can ensure compliance as well as offer other functionality -- in this case, lead compliance. One to watch out for.
Records Management, SharePoint
This month, we have spent a lot of time looking at SharePoint generally and SharePoint functionality. If you missed it, Kimberly Samuelson at Laserfiche (news, site) spent some time looking at enterprise compliance, records management, and collaborative records management.
For those of you who are interested in records management, especially in SharePoint, this is worth checking out.
SharePoint’s workspaces and other collaboration tools make it easier to work on multi-author documents, but -- as on a network drive -- once an organization accumulates a certain number of documents, it becomes difficult to control this proliferation of content. Interested in more?
DocuWare 5.1c Has FDA Cert Renewed
This week too, document management vendor DocuWare announced some compliance initiatives. This time, DocuWare (news, site) 5.1c was submitted for inspection by the FDA, and, sure enough, it got certified again.
We say again because it has held this certification since 2006, but it seems that when you upgrade, as DocuWare does regularly, the FDA has to be happy with the upgrades, too, if you want to be certified.
The was conducted by META Solutions, an independent consulting company specialized in the pharmaceutical and food processing industries.
Seems the program’s security and support of all types of electronic signatures impressed the consultants, as did the archiving, processes documentation and training program for employees and partners. Even better, if you want to see detailed results of the audit to see for yourself how it worked, you can have a look here.
McAfee Goes Mobile
Finally this week, McAfee (news, site) is spreading its mobile reach, too, or at least the reach of its technology. The company announced this week that its technology for mobile platforms will be offered as standard in Sony Ericsson's XPERIAmini pro and forthcoming XPERIA pro smartphones.
This is part of a move designed to safeguard smartphone users against device loss, data theft, malware and virus infection, and we’ve seen in past months how pervasive those threats can be.
With it, users can find their missing phone with alarm and location tracking, prevent misuse with remote lock and wipe and preserve important memories and personal data with remote backup and restore, even from a lost or misplaced phone. It’s a small thing, but lose your phone and you know just how important it can be.