BSI British Standards is to begin work on creating a standard for enterprise content management (ECM), which is used by organisations to manage and control their unstructured data content.
British Standards will be working with ECM specialist The Content Group on the development of the initial specification, which should set a best practice standard for ECM and establish a frame of reference for the market that could ultimately lead to the establishment of a full international standard.
According to The Content Group, establishing an industry-wide standard for ECM development would give organisations and individuals a better understanding of what such systems can deliver while promotijng higher-quality systems.
Ben Richmond, chief executive of TCG, will head up the team involved in producing the standard. He and the team will engage in a two-stage stakeholder consultation process that will see a steering panel of stakeholders review and provide feedback on the standard before it is put out for public consensus.