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Identifying High-Value Documents

Aug 17, 2017 10:35:59 AM by Marko Sillanpää


Too often we look at documents as just pieces of paper or digital files that contain information. We often forget to consider the value of that document. Some documents are assigned value based on time to write (like a very large document) or potential fines if done wrong (like a regulatory or compliance document). But every document has some value.

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Topics: erm, ecm, document, information security

Save a space now - sponsor update for AIIM seminar series...

Feb 16, 2011 4:46:09 AM by John F. Mancini

Looking for an event that actually delivers what it promises?

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Topics: san francisco, houston, denver, records, content, ecm, management, anaheim, dallas, aiim, seattle, document

Wanted -- Information Management Elevator Pitches from an Elevator

Jul 7, 2010 12:13:00 AM by John F. Mancini

Observation #1: There are a lot of very cool content, records, and information management products and companies out there.

Observation #2: I have seen this at the AIIM road shows. I ask a person from one of sponsors to give a 60 second pitch on what makes them unusual in the marketplace or on what unique value they deliver. Keep in mind these are usually sales and marketing people. Panic immediately ensues. Eyes of potential customers glaze over.

Observation #3: We spend far too much time in our industry talking to ourselves.


  1. Create a 60 second or less elevator pitch on your company or product. 
  2. Send it to me. You will likely need to do so via something like YouSendIt or DropBox or Box.Net to get around file size limits. Use this email -- jmancini77 at
  3. I will post it, on this blog and on a special new blog if I get enough submissions. 
  4. If I get enough critical mass, I will conduct a contest later this summer to determine the most effective submission. The rules for this contest will be very subjective and arbitrary and announced at a later date.

Fine Print #1 (no exceptions):

  1. Your company must be an AIIM trade member. Email Amy Michalski to find out if you are or to find out how to become one. 
  2. Your submission MUST BE 60 seconds or less. 
  3. Your submission must be recorded in an actual elevator.

Fine Print #2: Have FUN.  Remember, our industry does not by definition have to be boring! We provide tools to help organizations do great things.

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Topics: information management, records, content, ecm, management, aiim, elevator pitch, mancini, document

8 Things We Learned on the Way to ECM

Jun 8, 2010 10:04:01 AM by John F. Mancini

I have been describing our journey to an ECM solution for years. The description usually goes something like this: “we have made good progress in several small areas but we have yet to attack the really large targets.” Recently, we engaged what I feel is our first truly difficult ECM task. Below is a quick summary of the lessons learned leading up to this point.

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Topics: 8 things, records, content, ecm, management, implementation, aiim, document, bpm

8 Tips for Efficient Application Development Projects

May 17, 2010 12:29:00 AM by John F. Mancini

John Keadle has operated since 1999 supporting business management and eCommerce solutions. In addition to his work with some of the largest solution providers in the world he has contributed to a number of books covering SharePoint and ERP systems. He currently works as the Director of Program Management at International Computer Concepts, Inc ( in Raleigh, NC. He blogs at and you can follow him on Twitter: @ncjks.

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Topics: technical, 8 things, requirements, applications, ecm, project management, document

8 things you need to know about cloud content management

Mar 10, 2010 11:47:00 PM by John F. Mancini

One of the more interesting developments in the content management space in the past few years as the industry "mainstreams" is the development of a wide variety of models for delivery of content management functionality. In addition to the traditional in-house software solutions, the market now includes a host of SaaS, open source, and cloud solutions.

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Topics: box, content management, content, ecm, cloud computing, aiim, document

8 Reasons Why a "Big" ECM Solution Isn't Always Better

Jan 14, 2010 11:04:00 PM by John F. Mancini

 Dave Berent is Director of Business Development for Point Dynamics LLC (, a provider of Content Management solutions. He has worked in both small and large companies. Dave has helped acquire companies and led the integration of IT Services for a large public company as it merged with its largest competitor. He has been on both sides of the purchasing table and understands the seller’s and the buyer’s perspective.

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Topics: 8 things, records, content, ecm, imaging, aiim, scanning, mancini, document

Would an ECM Rose by any Other Name still Be this Confusing?

Jan 11, 2010 11:18:00 PM by John F. Mancini

 Sometimes when you try to categorize and label something, you miss a lot of the underlying complexity.

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Topics: oracle, open source, information management, IBM, technology, records, ED, content, ecm, Alfresco, sharepoint, aiim, emc, Hyland, document

8 Steps to Get Started on your Enterprise Content Management Initiative

Jan 10, 2010 11:33:00 PM by John F. Mancini

 Adisa Lazetic is ECM Architect with The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company. During her 15 year career in the field of ECM she gained wide experience in all aspects of ECM implementations from defining strategy and roadmap to design and implementation. Adisa can be reached at

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Topics: 8 things, technology, records, content, ecm, management, aiim, IT, document

My favorite 2010 ECM and technology predictions

Jan 4, 2010 6:19:51 AM by John F. Mancini

 I am a big fan of all those year/decade retrospectives and year/decade prediction lists that appear this time of year. (You might have already guessed my list fetish from my 8 things postings and e-books).

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Topics: statistics, CMS Watch, PC World, NYSE:EMC, appirio, NASDAQ:ORCL, predictions, technology, NASDAQ:OTEX, records, content, ecm, management, cloud computing, NYSE:IBM, aiim, NASDAQ:MSFT, TWIG, document, google+, Industry statistics and research

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