EMC Corporation unveiled the results of an exclusive content management survey the company sponsored in conjunction with AIIM, an authority on enterprise content management (ECM).
The survey, which polled more than 200 IT business professionals, reveals that today's businesses and government organizations continue to struggle with management of unstructured information, which represents the majority of data collected and accessible to enterprises - including scanned images, Word files, spreadsheets, presentations and email.
While 99 percent of respondents admitted that unstructured information played a significant role in driving their business processes, most identified major challenges if unstructured information was not readily available as part of those processes.
Nearly half of respondents (47 percent) reported that today's content management offerings require too much effort to implement, with integration of disparate technology components (37 percent) and integration with legacy systems (34 percent) accounting for the biggest delays in developing business solutions on top of ECM platforms.
Because of these integration challenges, half of respondents indicated that they wanted solutions built on top of an ECM platform.
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