Wilton, CT (PRWEB) June 05, 2012
Today Infotrieve announced the release of the first in a new series of thought leadership briefings titled “Cloud-based computing and secure social media: Enhancing business value for enterprises reliant on content for innovation and collaboration.” The briefing is focused on utilizing cloud computing as a platform for document delivery service and secure content storage and management and the value of secure social networking collaboration for CIOs, IT leaders and users of e-content. Traditionally, corporate library users have used a delivery service to acquire scientific articles and other copyrighted materials required for their work in R&D or other professional areas of expertise. The software delivery platforms for these activities have evolved relatively slowly. Some older systems still require that the library user access multiple systems to search for, order and then obtain usage rights for copyrighted materials.
Infotrieve took a creative approach to the design and development of its highly acclaimed Mobile Library. Some of this out-of the box thinking is reflected in this thought leadership briefing. Infotrieve has received significant accolades for its Mobile Library platform and part of the briefing explores how the Infotrieve team decided to use the cloud as a platform and why they included secure social media. Mobile Library is the only cloud based document delivery service platform to include secure social media tools. “Conceptually it is similar to iTunes where everyone is buying the same music. We have a large catalog of scientific, technical and medical content that customers can access in a copyright compliant manner…[the social features provide] the ability to conduct creative discussions about collective research, to query subject matter experts for input, create internal documentation, action plans and reports,” says Fred Pandolfi, CTO of Infotrieve.
The secure social media aspect of Mobile Library allows users of e-content to easily collaborate on projects. Virtual work-groups can be created for collaboration and sharing and to provide input and receive feedback through annotating, commenting, rating and reviewing. CIOs and other IT leaders see business value in a cloud platform. A cloud based scientific document delivery and content storage service requires less IT support, provides assurance that all content is delivered in a copyright compliant manner and that there is support for mobile devices.
The market research provided in the briefing examines the business value that meaningful collaboration provides. One of the highlights of the market research demonstrates how strongly global companies rate the importance of collaborative creativity as a priority for market leadership. The research indicates that the definition of collaboration has evolved from simple document sharing to empowering teams to share their collective knowledge and expertise. This level of collaboration is only possible through the use of secure social media.
The briefing outlines the importance of security in these social media tools. It is critical that intellectual property remain within an organization. At the same time, the tools still need to have the same convenience and ease of use of the popular consumer social media tools. The combination of security and ease of use is a major consideration in the world of scientific document delivery.
Infotrieve is the global leader in developing business service solutions that improve access to e-content and inspire collaboration through secure social networking tools. Infotrieve’s expertise includes people, process and technology solutions that deliver innovations, helping our clients drive their businesses forward with the efficient use of information. As a full-service global information management company, Infotrieve has tens of thousands of clients around the world, including more than half of the Fortune Global 500. http://www.infotrieve.com