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Top 10 Digital Landfill Blog Posts for June

Jun 30, 2017 11:38:41 AM by John Mancini

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Topics: compliance, erm, electronic records management, content management, ecm, intelligent information management

26 Things You Need to Know About Information Management

Mar 21, 2016 8:00:00 AM by John Mancini

A short recap of some highlights from 2015:

5 most popular pages on the AIIM web site...

Not including the home page, by number of views...

5 most popular Digital Landfill blog posts...

5 most popular Content downloads...

These are our most popular market research reports and e-books...

My 5 most popular Tweets...

6 key numbers about AIIM...

Download a PDF version of this infographic.

 Check out our new e-book! -- FREE and HERE.

Digital Transformation in Action

But what next?  You need to be at AIIM16, that's what.  It's where the Tribe gathers.

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Topics: information governance, erm, content management, ecm, records management, aiim16

AIIM Training Turns 10 Years Old

Jan 29, 2016 4:34:52 PM by Anthony Paille

On January 30, 2006, Terry Menta and AIIM’s Jesse Wilkins were standing in front of a classroom of 8 students at a community college in San Francisco. They were there to teach AIIM’s very first public training course. The subject was Electronic Records Management.

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Topics: erm, training, aiim

Top 5 #AIIM Community Blog Posts in 2015

Dec 29, 2015 2:59:34 PM by John Mancini

The votes are in, and here are the top 5 AIIM Community blog posts in 2015 (published in 2015, and measured by views):

  1. Integrating Microsoft Dynamics CRM with SharePoint by @docudude
  2. The 8 Most Important Things a Records Manager Must Know to Be Smart About Information Governance by @steveweissman
  3. Improving Cash Flow and the Bottom Line with AP and AR Automation – Part 1 by Erin McCart
  4. Two reasons why HR needs to invest in social collaboration by @aashenden
  5. Digital Document Storage vs. Long-Term Box Storage by Mitch Taube

You might also be interested in:35 Things You Need to Know About Information Management Before You Start 2016

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Topics: information governance, erm, electronic records management, enterprise content management, ecm

35 Things You Need to Know About Information Management Before You Start 2016

Dec 28, 2015 3:35:51 PM by John Mancini

As 2015 draws to an end, a bit of a short recap on the year…

5 most popular pages on the AIIM web site...

Not including the home page, by number of views...

5 most popular Digital Landfill blog posts...

5 most popular Content downloads...

These are our most popular market research reports and e-books...

My 5 most popular Tweets...

6 key numbers about AIIM...

Download a PDF version of this infographic.

And last but not least - my 9 Predictions from Last Year...

Here were my predictions for 2015 from the end of 2014 -- will be posting a new set in the next week. 

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Topics: information governance, erm, content management, ecm, records management

What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been – Or How "HP Autonomy Interwoven iManage Worksite" Became iManage Again

Jul 24, 2015 3:01:28 PM by John Mancini

What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been – Or How "HP Autonomy Interwoven iManage Worksite" Became iManage Again

I thought I’d summarize some of the press I’m seeing about the iManage spinout from HP.  If you come across other updates, feel free to enter them in the comments.  I have to admit from the perspective of an association that relies on independent companies as members, I’m kind of glad to see the acquisition pendulum go in the other direction for a change. We don’t take official positions on these types of things, but it does seem to be a win/win for both HP and iManage.

iManage Leadership Completes Buyout of Business Unit from HP (the official word)

“The iManage leadership team today announced that it has completed a buyout from Hewlett-Packard (HP) for the purchase of the complete iManage business, including its brand, products and services. iManage co-founder and current General Manager Neil Araujo is the CEO of the management-owned company, now one of the largest independent software companies focused on work product management solutions for professional services firms and their clients. Rafiq Mohammadi, also a co-founder and former CTO of iManage, is returning to the company as Chief Scientist.” Read More…

The Rebirth of iManage: A New Company With A Familiar Name Re-enters The ECM Market - FORRESTER

“Another week, another divestiture in the content management and collaboration market. A new - or more accurately, a re-newed - player enters the Enterprise Content Management market this week as iManage and HP make an apparently amicable split. Executives with longstanding roots in the iManage and Interwoven businesses, including Neil Araujo and Dan Carmel, have executed a management buyout to spin a revitalized iManage business out of HP’s Software division.”  Read More…

Adios HP, It's a New Day for iManage - CMS WIRE

“Things couldn’t look any brighter nor the sky any higher for iManage and its co-founder and CEO Neil Araujo. Araujo leads the management team that bought enterprise content management company iManage out from under the weight of HP. HP, we should note, acquired iManage when it purchased Autonomy (2009). And Autonomy inherited iManage via its acquisition of Interwoven (2004).  Talk about getting buried in the infrastructure of a megafirm.  But no more.” Read More…

The Boys Are Back In Town as Team iManage Complete Management Buyout from HP - LEGAL IT INSIDER

“In addition to Worksite (document and email management – being rebranded as iManage Work), the HP products in this transaction include LinkSite (secure file sharing – being rebranded as iManage Share), Universal Search (enterprise search and analytics – being rebranded as iManage Insight), and WorkSite Records Manager (records and information governance – being rebranded as iManage Govern). iManage will also resell relevant HP products, including Teleform and HP Process Automation, and will have continuing access to other relevant technology.” Read More… 

More Autonomy fallout: HP parts ways with iManage – Network World

“While corporate splits are the flavor of the week, there is also a lot of divestment going on as large IT vendors focus on their core business (or at least try to). Today's example sees HP divest itself of its iManage business.” Read More…

A new chapter in the wild, 20-year story of iManage - CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS

“Neil Araujo and Rafiq Mohammadi launched a document-software company, iManage, 20 years ago after graduating from the University of Illinois at Chicago. It's been a crazy ride since then. The company went public during the dot-com boom and was acquired, changing hands until it ended up as part of tech giant Hewlett-Packard. Now iManage is becoming a private company again, spinning off from HP.” Read More…

iManage Goes Independent - SLAW

“Work product management is serious business. Being able to securly store and quickly find information from our world of disjointed communications is critical to providing client service. It will be interesting to see how an independent iManage is received in the market.” Read More…

Autonomy Unit iManage Exits HP with Buyout - TECH WEEK EUROPE

“Hewlett-Packard has divested itself of an Autonomy asset, after the management team of iManage completed a buyout from the technology giant. The buyout comes as HP is in the midst of its own corporate restructuring. HP will become two separate businesses on 1 November, with one unit selling commercial products (servers, storage appliances, networking etc), whilst the other sells PCs and printers.” Read More…


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Topics: erm, ediscovery, records management, legal

Congratulations to Newest Members of #AIIM Training Honor Roll

Jul 13, 2015 1:29:14 PM by John Mancini

A big congratulations to our AIIM community members who recently attended AIIM training courses and earned certificates. You've made the Honor Roll!


AIIM skills development courses cover the key aspects and elements of Information Management. Their content has been defined by AIIM's user community, and reviewed by an educational advisory group of subject matter experts. For your convenience and learning preferences, we offer them as online/self-paced courses and in live, instructor-led classes.

What business problems does the training solve?

  • Get new approaches for managing the growing volume, velocity, and variety of content
  • Identify best ways to capture, analyze, engage, automate, and govern corporate documents, records, and email
  • Get ideas for how to best deal with BYOD and BYOA (Bring Your Own App)
  • Identify how to best connect people, information, and knowledge
  • Plan how to make compliance, security, and privacy inherent and transparent to the knowledge worker 
  • Learn how to develop necessary content taxonomies, metadata, and and security models

Watch the FREE video now

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Topics: erm, ecm, training, aiim

8 things you need to know about #ECM in Europe

May 11, 2015 10:20:24 PM by John Mancini

[Note:  the following is a European data cut from AIIM’s new ECM Decisions report. You can get a copy HERE.] 

More importantly, these are some of the issues that I’ll discuss in my keynote at the AIIM Forum 2015 in London on June 24.  Attendance is FREE; to register, go HERE.

We’ll also be doing 2 pre-cons on the day before the Forum, June 23.  Registration for the special ECM pre-con is HERE and reg for the course on Information Governance is HERE.

8 things you need to know about ECM in Europe

  1. 28% of organizations are implementing an enterprise-scale ECM capability, and an addition 12% have already done so.
  2. The primary business drivers for ECM are: 1) costs and productivity (32%); 2) compliance and risk (30%) and collaboration (29%). Customer service rounds out the drivers at 9%.
  3. The idea of a single content repository is a pipedream for most organization – 47% or organizations have at least 3 major ECM systems in place.
  4. The idea that ECM signals the end of file shares is similarly a pipedream – for 60% of those with an ECM implementation, files shares are still a significant repository (for 26%, the DOMINANT content store!).
  5. 22% say they have policies restricting consumer file sharing services, but that these policies are regularly circumvented.
  6. 21% say they let users figure out what emails to keep and what to get rid of.
  7. 27% say they like their vendor’s roadmap, but find it way ahead of where they are now.
  8. 60% don’t have any linkages between their ERP/Finance and ECM/RM systems.

All of this points to a big change in content management:  The combined impact of consumerisation, cloud and mobile, and the Internet of Things are signalling the end of the ECM Era -- as we have come to know it.

Organisations are struggling with best practices and norms as they make the transition to this sixth era dominated by Mobile, Analytics, Cloud and Collaborative (MACC) technologies - and the companies that provide the vital supporting technologies are rapidly changing shape.

There are several significant trends emerging from this transition:

  • New approaches to privacy and security
  • Ubiquitous broadband connectivity
  • Bottom up rather than top down innovation
  • Lots more virtual and distributed work
  • A shortage of IT "connective” and analytic skills
  • An OPEX vs. CAPEX procurement model
  • Increased regulation of the cloud by national governments

"Every organization, every executive, every individual, every object is on a digital journey and content is at the heart of that journey,” notes futurist Thornton May. "Content is ubiquitous and critical, but ECM is rapidly becoming invisible.”

Join me in London on the 24th for more.


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Topics: erm, content management, ecm, aiim forum

The shortest #AIIM survey ever

Apr 8, 2015 9:35:00 PM by John Mancini

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Topics: erm, ecm, bpm

5 New Content Management White Papers Worth Checking Out

Apr 2, 2015 12:07:00 PM by John Mancini

5 New ECM White Papers

DPO: in-house, near shore or offshore?

Document process outsourcing now covers a wide range of document conversion and process execution, and the work can be done anywhere in the world. We surveyed users and non-users to explore the drivers and the concerns.  Download your copy now.

My Documents or Our Documents?

Mobile workers, project partners, and suppliers must have access to vital project-centric documents. Sharing content via the cloud makes it easy, but we still need to apply governance, and cloud content needs to align with on-prem ECM. Read what our survey takers said. ECM and the Cloud.

End-to-End Process Monitoring for Performance and Compliance

Managing and monitoring document-centric business processes presents a unique challenge. We look at the issues of monitoring business processes through different stages and systems to spot the loops and stucks, and the benefits of applying intelligent BI to the end-to-end process. Get the report.


Extracting Maximum Value From Your Content

Too many ECM implementations fail to meet their full potential, and, as a result, the full value of the stored content is not available to the business. In this report, we look at four aspects of ECM that go beyond the basics and round out the true business potential: capture, case management, information governance and mobile access. Read Maximizing Your Content Value: Capture, Case Management, Compliance, Mobile Workforce.

Shining Daylight on Archived Premises and Construction Drawings

We still live in a mixed world of paper and digital, particularly where records are kept for a long time – often because the building, plant, patient or client has a lifetime over many decades. But do they still need to be stored on paper? Suppose you could wave a magic wand and “overnight” all your archive drawings appeared in the cloud.  Learn how.


Have you checked out our new Content Management 2020 report?

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Topics: erm, content management, ecm, records management

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