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Implementing Information Management on SharePoint and Office365

Nov 17, 2017 12:42:35 PM by Jesse Wilkins

It's hard to overestimate the impact of SharePoint on the information management market. Since its humble beginnings in 2001, it has grown to nearly 200 million seats and is found in every industry sector. If you're reading this blog post, you likely have SharePoint in your organization.

But SharePoint can't magically make your information more accessible. There is no SharePoint fairy that assesses all your information, uploads just the valuable stuff to SharePoint, applies appropriate access controls, and fills in the metadata. In fact, most organizations with SharePoint aren't particularly satisfied with it - through no fault of SharePoint or its capabilities. Rather, there are two main issues.

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Topics: information management, governance, sharepoint, office365

Calling all Slack, Teams, Yammer, Workplace, Jabber (etc.) users

Nov 16, 2017 4:21:49 PM by John Mancini

I'm doing a short bit of research on retention and preservation strategies re information on enterprise collaboration (i.e., internal social media) platforms. It's a pretty quick survey.

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Topics: social media

A pre-Thanksgiving Second Helping - 7 Tip Sheets, 4 eBooks and 4 Guest Columns

Nov 16, 2017 10:33:38 AM by John Mancini

Here are some eBooks, Guest Columns, and Tip Sheets you may have missed.

A Thanksgiving treat.

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Topics: content management, collaboration, analytics, thanksgiving

Guest Post -- GDPR Compliance starts with Data Discovery

Nov 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM by Andrew Pery

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

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Topics: privacy, security, information security, gdpr

3 Key Objectives Typically at the Heart of a Content Integration Initiative

Nov 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM by John Mancini

Technical complexity, and in some cases vendor lock-in, make it very difficult to connect all of the various content systems that typically exist in every organization and access the right content. And that has a negative impact on the productivity of your knowledge workers and on your organization's ability to respond in a timely manner to changing market conditions.

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Topics: content management, ecm, content integration

Document Capture Automation Tools to Improve the Way You Work With Data

Nov 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM by Tim Dugan

Your business deals with documents on a constant basis. Without technology in place, organizing the different types of files and contact points for written communication can be intense. You might have paper contracts, email and attachments, faxes, and web forms all integral to the same client or customer file. This is where capture automation becomes effective in streamlining your productivity and organizational ability.

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Topics: process automation, automation, data capture

How to Tackle the Information Chaos Problem

Nov 13, 2017 5:33:58 PM by John Mancini

Many organizations are on some sort of Digital Transformation journey – or they should be. Everyone wants to “transform.” But what exactly is Digital Transformation?

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Topics: information chaos, digital transformation,, kodak alaris

5 Ways PDF Solutions Transform Digital Strategy

Nov 8, 2017 10:45:00 AM by Thomas LaMonte


What if every file—from documents to multimedia—was digital and used the same file format: “File.everything”— wouldn’t that be nice?

But for most workers, the present information environment couldn’t be more different. Today, the typical information ecosystem is a content jungle: multiple file formats, a mix of structured and unstructured content, all growing wildly throughout the organization. Under these conditions, search is difficult; unused operational information atrophies into “dark data,” or the untapped, operational content that sits idle in our repositories. Dark data is at once a security vulnerability, as well as a missed opportunity to leverage information to its fullest potential. Fortunately, today, there is a solution.

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Topics: pdf, Digital business, digital transformation,, dark data

Just Because It’s “Informal” Employee Collaboration Doesn’t Mean You’re Not Responsible for It

Nov 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM by John Mancini

Employee Engagement is the Holy Grail

“Engagement” is the Holy Grail for every organization, and enterprise collaboration systems are at the heart of efforts to more deeply engage employees. Deloitte notes, “In a digital world with increasing transparency and the growing influence of Millennials, employees expect a productive, engaging, enjoyable work experience.”

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Topics: archive, electronic records management, engagement, systems of engagement, Compliance and records management, social meda, employee engagement

Revisiting Digital Preservation - A Tale of Two Undergraduate Majors

Nov 6, 2017 10:30:00 AM by John Mancini

I will admit that I was an economics and history double-major as an undergraduate.

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Topics: digital preservation, information governance, electronic records management

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