Changes in the Information Management Industry 2015 brought about some interesting changes in the information management industry. Mergers, and acquisitions like that found in Dell and EMC, and partnerships formed like that of IBM and Box, potentially change the technology landscape of information management and impact the way organizations operate. Along with watching these types of activity, AIIM Research this past year focused specifically in the areas of SharePoint, ECM, Content Analytics, Mobile and Cloud, Paper-free environments, Information Governance, and Data Privacy, and put together a great wrap up in a free e-Book.
Believe it or not, there are 137 -- that's right, one hundred thirty-seven, count'em -- key findings from AIIM research in this ebook.
Get the eBook (Free) -- http://info.aiim.org/information-management-2016-and-beyond
SharePoint is still viewed as an essential tool yet many organizations indicate their SharePoint projects are stalled and failing to meet expectations. This is perhaps due to a lack of focus and direction as to the business problem SharePoint will address.
ECM is now considered vital for businesses and down time seen as having a major negative impact. Where once ECM was a nice to have, in 2016 it is considered a mission-critical part of business operations. It is seen as the place where vital business information is housed, and access to it must be maintained at all times.
Here's the link for Information Management: 2016 and Beyond. Get it!
Content Analytics applications have also entered the spotlight in a greater way. Businesses are turning their attention to analytics for inbound routing and text recognition for content classification and metadata correction, improved search and knowledge extraction, and to provide business insight. The latter being one of extending content use to a greater audience and identifying recipients who have the need for it based on specified user/case profiles.
Mobile and Cloud continue to be in discussions with a strengthened tone of being part of the bigger information eco-system and IT infrastructure. Where once these were viewed as non-essential elements, businesses are now considering the risk factor of unauthorized use and the benefit of sanctioned and vetted cloud and mobile options.
Paper-free, while not a new concept, is gaining momentum with many organizations and for different reasons that those of the past dealing with storage alone. Businesses have come to realize that capturing information, whether digitizing the physical or digitally born, at the first touch-point of a process, brings this information under corporate control and into a workflow sooner, more securely, and readily available for action to be taken.
Information Governance has taken center stage in a way it has not before, bringing about a stronger awareness amongst business leaders that more and tighter control is needed over their information and information practices than ever before. Information Governance is now seen to address the holistic organization by addressing people, process, information and technology.
Data Privacy, due to the number of security breaches reported in all markets ranging from healthcare, to retail, has become a hot button for many businesses and consumers. While governance and technology are essential elements of a solid information eco-system, the goal and one of the key drivers is data privacy – keeping information secure, the environment compliant with legal, industry, and regulatory guidelines, and accessible to only those who have proper authorization.
Information Management now must look at the business, organization, and operations with a holistic view. People, process, technology, and information need to be addressed in concerted not a siloed approach.
Get the e-Book (Free) -- http://info.aiim.org/information-management-2016-and-beyond
You mean there's more? Heck yeah - our State of the Industry Executive Summary has just been published as well -- get it HERE (also free):
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