It's the end of an especially short week here at CMSWire, but our expert contributors have left you with plenty to mull over this holiday break: Enterprise CMS trends in 2012, best practices for enterprise-level mobile security, and how to maximize the value of big data. 

Information Management Will Never Be The Same: 2012 Enterprise CMS Trends

Joe Shepley (@joeshepley): Here in Chicago, our Lite Rock radio station has completed its annual transformation into The Holiday Lite, playing Christmas music round the clock, so it’s definitely not too soon to begin the annual litany of analyst prediction posts…

In that spirit, I want to spend some time in this post and the next taking a look at my picks for noteworthy ECM 2012 trends:

  • The rise of Information Lifecycle Management (ILM)
  • The evolving relationship between compliance and social media
  • ECM goes viral
  • Realistic retention
  • Mainstream Enterprise 2.0
  • Mid-tier ECM steps up to the plate
  • SharePoint decision time

The Cloud, Making Content Management Omnipresent

Laurence Hart (@piewords): Content Management in the Cloud seems to be very straightforward. It is supposed to be agile, simple, and cost effective. In my opinion, it is going to completely change the practice of Content Management. These statements make the following truth that much more bizarre. Users don’t care where their Content is managed; they just want their Content when they need it.

The Cloud Debate Is Over

Deb Lavoy (@deb_lavoy) The discussion of if the "Cloud" is a good idea, or if we are "going to the cloud" has been replaced with how we are going to the cloud and what if anything should stay in house. The fact is that doing otherwise is rapidly becoming unsustainable.

Does Digital Asset Management Belong On Your Server or in the Cloud?

Edward Smith (@damgeek): Digital asset management has traditionally been a premise-based solution, meaning the IT department is responsible for setting up and maintaining the hardware inside of their server room or data center. While the buzzword cloud is relatively new, the idea of letting someone else host parts of your company’s IT infrastructure is not. Hosted services have been around before the dot-com bubble, which almost everyone uses to run their websites or other IT applications. Cloud services typically differ from hosting services by using multiple computers instead of one to provide a specific service or application — in this case, Digital Asset Management.

7 Best Practices for Enterprise Mobile Device Security

Michael Lustig (@moveroinc) The marriage of mobile devices to the workforce has been more of a shotgun wedding than a cautiously choreographed courtship. In fact, according to a recent study conducted for Unisys by International Data Corp, the rapidly growing use of smartphones and tablets within the enterprise has overwhelmed IT and security managers, as they struggle to support these consumer technologies and mitigate risk. While CIO’s recognize that the majority of employees consider mobile devices to be their most critical tools for doing work, 83 percent of IT respondents cited “security concerns” as the greatest barrier preventing them from comfortably embracing this trend.

3 Tips to Maximize the Value of Big Data

Sid Probstein (@sidprobstein) When IT leaders delve into a Big Data challenge, they discover that it is more complex than they realized. Enterprise architects, information managers, data management and integration leaders often find that massive volume represents only one aspect of the problem.

Looking beyond managing sheer volume, certain deficiencies within Big Data infrastructures emerge, whether Hadoop-based, ADBMS-based or a combination of both. Organizations seeking to maximize the business value of Big Data must effectively address these issues.