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''It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” (Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities)

It’s the date to watch: Friday, May 25, 2018. Has your company done all it needs to sufficiently protect personal data? After May 25th, all organizations working with the data of citizens who reside in the EU must comply with the so-called European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – regardless of industry or size of a company.

In the very popular Mobile is Eating the World presentation, the folks at Andreessen Horowitz note that the future comes looking like something you can't use for real work – it often looks like a toy for rich people. But the toy gets better, the toy scales, the toy reaches consumers, and ultimately it enters the workplace and work changes.

Wikipedia is a good place to start in any post that alludes to Greek mythology:

While the banking industry has been slow to adopt cloud technology, this sector is warming up to its clear advantages. Banks are finding they can achieve greater flexibility, securely, and at a lower cost in the cloud. Southeast National Bank (SENB) moved to DocuWare Cloud to digitize its internal accounts payable process.

At DocuWare, we’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the role of the cloud in our long-term strategy. While cloud office automation won’t solve every business problem, we believe it is crucial to solving many of the day-to-day workflow and content management challenges that modern organizations face.

Traditional content and document management systems have been around for two decades. As is the case in many other areas, the achievements of these past systems influence our expectations as we think about where content management is going.

Peter Drucker once said, “Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.” With less than six months remaining before the new European privacy directive goes into operation, I am afraid that many companies – especially U.S. companies – are suffering from an excess of intentions and a shortage of hard work.

There are times we would all like to turn back the clock. That doesn't mean we want to rewind our technology infrastructure to a 1980s level, but hindsight can teach a valuable lesson. 

sim·plic·i·ty (simˈplisədē) -- noun

  1. the quality or condition of being easy to understand or do.

Three years ago, three interrelated data points in an AIIM report (ECM Decisions Strategic Options for Managing, Accessing and Preserving Content) caught my eye: