For organizations and businesses, the integration of computer technology over the past 60 years has been about the electronic storage, processing, and retrieval of data. The data represented everything from inventory to accounting data to employ records, anything that the organization or business needed to track. But it gradually became clear that data was not the same as documents. A single document could contain all sorts of data, which in turn could feed multiple and diverse software applications. The multitude of documents pouring into the system could themselves be difficult or even impossible to access and manage in a consistent way. There was soon an emerging need for systems that could capture, store, and deliver documents as well as content in a highly organized and efficient manner, systems that were far more than just basic file management. Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is the modern response to that need.
GlobalWise Investments, with its subsidiary Intellinetics, provides businesses and organizations the latest in ECM capability, covering virtually any type of document, and offering the benefits of cloud technology for high-speed and secured document access 24/7 from anyplace in the world. The company's market differentiating advantages include its advanced technology and business model:
• Offering open, cloud-based computing software, GlobalWise aims to capture a significant share of the underserved and compliance-heavy SMB market.
• The company's business model of integrating ECM technology with the existing copier and printer market provides a simple and cost effective portal for small business, giving users the option to instantly "ECM" anything that is copied or printed on a pay-per-click basis, while giving GlobalWise access to copy/printer dealers who are looking for a new value-added offering.
• The ECM industry is expected to exceed $5.7 billion by 2014, with Gartner predicting compound annual growth of over 10%.
For additional information on GlobalWise Investments, visit the company's website at GlobalWiseInvestments.com
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