Businesses can now harness Web 2.0 consumer technologies, such as blogs, wikis and social networking sites, to their content management systems. Web 2.0 functionality "introduces a certain amount of risk because most of the [Web 2.0] applications don't have much flexibility of security and control around content," explains Karin Ondricek, senior manager of product marketing at EMC. "You also want to add the management capability. So what we're looking to do is bring in the types of capabilities you see in the Web 2.0 world but in a content management infrastructure."

Documentum ECM 6.5 includes a new extensible markup language (XML) database to assist businesses in creating, managing, accessing, archiving and delivering XML documents. The update also features "federated records management," a centralized records environment which allows a business "to enforce a single records retention policy at different departments managed by different content management systems," says Ondricek.

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