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Faster Media

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I indicated in a post recently that I had gotten rid of my HBO bundle through AT&T U-Verse’s system, with all due apologies to Bill Maher and the new show about news, “The Newsroom.”

But my underlying futility was really about the inability to buy or rent specific content “a la carte” (i.e., be able to buy specific channels of content without having to provide the financial overhead underwriting others) than it was about the quality of the content itself.

New models are of digital content development and management are emerging that can help challenge these legacy financial constructs. Today, at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), IBM announced it has helped Canal+ Group deliver and archive digital comment.

Canal+ Group is the leading pay-TV broadcaster in France, and now will be able to more easily launch and manage new channels and services such as on-demand, web-TV, and even mobile-TV.

Prior to its process and archiving overhaul, Canal+ often used separate and isolated systems to manage its services, often making the production process cumbersome, manually intensive and costly.

Today, the staff has access to an interactive portal that collates and manages over 170 hours of content per day or 8,000 programs per year, whether from tape, external files or post-production video.

The intuitive portal allows multimedia content to flow back and forth in real-time across business units such as programming, advertising, editorial, archiving, production, and distribution.

“This project has helped Canal+ undergo a major transformation, not just in terms of how we operate internally, but how we service our customers,” said Jo Guegan, executive vice president, Technology and Information Systems, Canal+ Group. “

“This new intelligent system ensures we have the tools to produce and process programs in a time frame that keeps us ahead of our competitors in France and globally. As a result, Canal+ has become one of the first organizations in the world to dynamically monitor its workflow processes.”

Written by turbotodd

September 10, 2012 at 3:55 pm

IBM Acquires Datacap

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IBM announced today the acquisition of Datacap, a leading provider of software that enables organizations to transform the way they capture, manage and automate the flow of business information to improve business processes, reduce paper costs or manual errors and meet compliance mandates.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

The acquisition strengthens IBM’s ability to help organizations digitize, manage and automate their information assets, particularly in paper-intensive industries such as healthcare, insurance, government and finance.

Companies today are grappling with managing unstructured data while trying to reduce costs at the same time. It’s estimated that 15 petabytes of new information is being generated daily, and 80% of this new information is unstructured content.

Recognizing this challenge, Datacap software supports image and data entry automation for most types of documents and forms, including medical claims, tax returns and highly variable documents such as invoices and shipping documents for more precise business outcomes.

Additionally, regulations such as HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley have demanded new standards and now legislation is encouraging the adoption of new records management solutions, including scanning and capture to increase accuracy, lower costs and speed business processes to meet these regulations.

Datacap customers are among the most visionary organizations, using document capture and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions to streamline and transform their businesses.

More than 200 clients across a variety of industries are using Datacap software to help capture and manage their data. These include the Chicago Department of Public Health, Virginia Department of Taxation, BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, The Dutch Tax Office, Dow Jones & Company, California’s Orange County Superior Courts, Hawaii Department of Taxation, and St. Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center.

As businesses seek to transform and simplify their business processes, extracting meaningful information from unstructured content – both paper and electronic — is critical.

Datacap dramatically speeds up this process by automating the conversion of both structured and highly variable formats — email files, JPEG and GIF image files, and PowerPoint presentations — into actionable insight in seconds.

This capability, which accelerates the dissemination of information throughout an organization by helping to eliminate the physical handling of information, makes it easier for small-to-medium sized businesses, small departments or global organizations to extract analytics faster and transform their business processes.

Datacap further extends IBM’s industry leading set of solutions to help companies make better decisions faster by managing content, optimizing processes and enabling compliance through ECM solutions and advanced case management.

Datacap’s client and partner investments in existing IBM and Datacap technologies will be preserved, allowing customers to take advantage of the broader set of capabilities without the need to replace existing systems.

IBM intends to integrate Datacap within its ECM business, which is part of IBM’s Software Solutions Group.

Written by turbotodd

August 10, 2010 at 1:57 pm

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