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November 1, 2012

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“The #OccupyIT Manifesto”: AIIM Boot Camp Recap Part 2

In Part 1, I discussed “Systems of Engagement”,  the main theme of John Mancini’s presentation at the recent AIIM Boot Camp, where Ergo exhibited in the ‘Expert Corner’.  In this article I’ll summarize the second part of John’s presentation, which explored the five points (or demands) in AIIM’s e-book, #OccupyIT: A Technology Manifesto for Cloud, Mobile and Social Era (the #OccupyIT Manifesto or the Manifesto).  They are: 1) commit to the cloud, 2) mobilize everything, 3) make the business social, 4) digitize anything that moves, and 5) prepare for extreme information management.

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“Systems of Engagement”: AIIM Boot Camp Recap Part 1

Ergo Information Management Consulting exhibited in the ‘Expert Corner’ at the recent AIIM Boot Camp in Toronto.  It was a great opportunity to network with current and past clients, and other individuals who are striving to improve their organizations’ recorded information management practices.

In addition to several education sessions and opportunities to visit the vendor sponsors, John Mancini (President of AIIM) kicked off the day with a presentation entitled, “The Process Revolution and the Role of the Information Professional”.  Read Part 1 and Part 2 of my review of John’s presentation.

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    That's A Lot of Records!
    Often the requirement for a needs assessment is driven by a specific initiative being considered or an immediate problem to be solved, rather than a general desire to establish a corporate (or organization-wide) IM program. We had a client wanting to improve its management of a specific group of critical records – thousands of member files in paper, microform and digital formats containing hundreds of unique document types.
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    Implementation of the strategic plan enabled this organization to ensure its member records are properly identified, organized, accessible, protected and retained as long as necessary to meet operational and other requirements.
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