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Digital Transformation Threatened by a Rising Tide of Information Chaos

Apr 25, 2018 2:50:21 PM by John F. Mancini

This is the third article in a series; the other two are:

Surviving Disruption -- Strategies for the Era of AI and Machine Learning

Looking at Information Management Through a Different Lens

Digital Transformation effectiveness is imperiled by a rising tide of information chaos and confusion.

AIIM believes that information is the currency that fuels an organization. As such, it is an organization’s most important asset. But at the very time that information assets are increasingly important, our ability to manage them is eroding due to the exploding volumes, variety, complexity, and velocity of information coming into our organizations. Addressing “Big Content” and the rising tides of information chaos is a prerequisite to solving the Digital Transformation puzzle.

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Topics: information chaos, content mangement, intelligent information management

Looking at Information Management Through a Different Lens

Apr 19, 2018 9:00:00 AM by John F. Mancini

Organizations need to think about how the advent of the third wave of exponential change – the drive to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning - will require them to look at the future through a different set of lenses.  I’d like to offer three of these “lenses” – I’m sure there are more – but I think these three are ones that those in this community are uniquely prepared to tackle.

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Topics: content mangement, intelligent information management

Surviving Disruption -- Strategies for the Era of AI and Machine Learning

Apr 18, 2018 9:00:00 AM by John F. Mancini

Truly disruptive moments occur only once in a generation. They occur when the cumulative inertia of technology innovation combines to disrupt business models. And the heart of disruption is ultimately when radical technology changes are standardized and then incorporated into new business models.

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Topics: machine learning, content mangement, intelligent information management, Artificial Intelligence

Guest Post--Will Automation Make Us More Human Centric?

Apr 17, 2018 12:05:00 PM by Tanya Brooks

Automation in the workplace is already well underway. The McKinsey Global Institute estimates that up to 50% of workplace tasks could be fully automated by 2055, if not before. For employees, this can be a daunting concept, as increased automation in professional settings could lead to job loss on a mass scale.

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Topics: automation, Artificial Intelligence

Guest Post -- Perspectives on Automation and Employment

Apr 16, 2018 5:15:57 PM by Donna Howard

Automation will have a global impact like nothing else we have ever seen. This is not to say that it is altogether a new idea. Decades ago, science minded dreamers from around the globe would paint philosophical dreamscapes that relayed a world built on the backs of human ingenuity.

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Topics: employee engagement

Identifying the Root Causes to the Delays and Exceptions In Your Processes

Apr 9, 2018 10:20:00 AM by Theresa M. Resek, CIP

When you’re working to document your processes, an initial goal is to map the workflow of the typical, standard task, getting the most common branches outlined. This will comprise of the steps you know well, the steps that already run fairly smoothly. Yes, this will not cover every scenario, but that’s ok at this stage.

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Topics: workflow, digital transformation,, intelligent information management

Steps to Mapping, Testing, and Implementing a Process

Apr 3, 2018 10:48:00 AM by Theresa M. Resek, CIP

This is an overview of what is involved when it comes to documenting how to automate your processes. Of course, the devil’s in the details, and certainly, this is not the only way, but after listening to and learning from hundreds of our industry’s best consultants and analysts (the benefit of producing so many webinars – I listen to them all), I think this is one approach for you to consider.

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Topics: workflow, digital transformation,, intelligent information management

Lions and Tigers and Facebook – Oh My!

Mar 30, 2018 10:52:23 AM by Bob Larrivee




Yep, that is what I am hearing these days, reminiscent of the scene from the Wizard of Oz when they are entering the forest, knowing that there are animals and possible danger hiding in the shadows. Yet they choose to enter anyway.

Now we have Facebook, and news that information was collected and used by Cambridge Analytica. So how does this happen? Have you ever agreed to play a game, use and app, or participate in any other social media activity where you are asked to allow the app to access your Facebook information and contacts? Hmmm, could that be a way they collect some of your data? Do you share information, videos, and messages with friends who then share them with others who share them with others, and so on? Could that be a way your data is being collected? Is it possible that like the characters from Oz, we are all willing participants in allowing our data to be shared with others, and then surprised when it shows up somewhere outside of Kansas unexpected, or is potentially part of a major data breach that has suddenly been exposed?

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Topics: security, information security, gdpr

What's in an Event Name? -- Reflections on Think2018

Mar 27, 2018 9:00:00 AM by John F. Mancini

I was invited to attend the IBM Think 2018 event last week in Las Vegas. There were so many interesting aspects of the event, but most notable to me as someone who has attended multiple versions of this event over the years under multiple names (multiple event names, not my aliases) were: 1) the sheer scale of the event; and 2) the convergence of content and data.

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Topics: information governance, IBM, content management, information chaos

Guest Post - Data Privacy and Open Data: Secondary Uses under GDPR

Mar 26, 2018 9:28:26 AM by Andrew Pery

This is the ninth post in a series on privacy by Andrew Pery. You might also be interested in:

Consider this – over ninety percent of world’s data, estimated to be a staggering sixteen zettabytes, was created in the past 5 to 6 years.  And, it is estimated that by 2025 the world’s digital data will grow to one hundred and sixty three zettabytes.  

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Topics: information governance, electronic records management, privacy, information security, gdpr

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