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In Pursuit of the CIP: why did I wait so long?

Jul 10, 2017 9:25:00 AM by Peggy Winton

I have a confession to make: I was a CIP skeptic. That’s right; I often found myself questioning whether the body of knowledge CIP represents -- even in its redesigned form -- was truly relevant for today’s information stewards in leading the digital transformation charge. I wondered whether business strategists who comprise the fastest growing AIIM membership sector would find applicability therein? Or, was CIP simply a capstone on a lifelong career for those core (and fewer) content “specialists”?

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Topics: information certification, cip, information management, information, certified information professional, certification

Eating More Fiber and Getting to the WHY? of Information Governance

Oct 17, 2013 2:13:59 PM by John F. Mancini

It’s time to have an executive “conversation.”  You know which one.  The one that is tied to personal and
organizational health.  Here’s a typical checklist:

  1. Watch my cholesterol.
  2. Get out of the office and manage more by walking
    around.
  3. Get my blood pressure checked.
  4. Focus on outcomes, not on dictating everything
    that must be done.
  5. Get more exercise.
  6. Travel less and spend more time at home.
  7. Eat more fiber.
  8. Get my oil changed every 3,000 miles.
  9. Get serious about information governance.

OK, OK, OK.  I’ll do 1
through 8.  I promise.  I’ll be serious this time.  I’ll do them ALL if you’ll just lay off number
9.  Just please, please, please, don’t
talk to me about information governance. 
Ever.

When I talk to executives, I often explain the importance of
effective information management in terms something like this:

“You have financial systems in
place to manage your organization’s financial assets.  You have ERP systems in place to manage its
physical assets.  You have HR systems to
manage your people assets.  In the
Information Age, you need a system and a process to manage your information
assets.”

Usually I get a lot of executive head nods when I say things
like this.  Yet when push comes to shove,
there’s a lot more good intention going on relative to information governance
than concrete action. 

According to AIIM’s Information Governance - records, risks and retention in the litigation age in only 15% of
organization’s is Information Governance “in place, important and communicated
and enforced.”  15%.

There are a lot of reasons for this gap between intentions
and reality:

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Topics: information certification, cloud, certified information professional, Compliance and records management

If you want the Exec Suite to care about #Information #Governance, you need to clearly answer WHY?

Sep 12, 2013 10:50:27 AM by John F. Mancini

Executives typically care about results and accountability
for the following:

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Topics: information certification, cloud, Compliance and records management

Defining the Future of Content Management – Part 2 – Emergence of the Extreme Buyer

Jun 25, 2013 11:26:40 AM by John F. Mancini

In our first post on the future of content management -- Defining the Future of Content Management – Part 1 – Evolution of an Industry we talked about the changes that have swept through the content "space" (going all the way back to microfilm), the acceleration of those changes over the past few years, and voiced the opinion that the "ECM" term is started to feel a bit tired.

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Topics: information certification, consumerization, web 2.0, technology, content management, ecm, enterprise, Compliance and records management, aiim, records management, social business, IT, business, Industry statistics and research

New AIIM Training for Sales Professionals and #Channel Partners

Jan 16, 2013 11:36:26 AM by John F. Mancini

According to Sirius Decicions, ECM buyers now gather, on average, 70% of the information they need to make a purchasing decision BEFORE even talking to possible solution providers.  This dramatically changes the role of ECM sales professionals today. You now need to get AHEAD of the RFP to win the deal or challenge existing requirements. How?

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Topics: information certification, Industry statistics and research

2013 Predictions -- Systems of Record and Systems of Engagement -- What Comes Next?

Dec 5, 2012 3:01:00 AM by John F. Mancini

[Note:  We will be doing a webinar on this topic, primarily for NA and SA audiences given the time of day, on Wednesday, December 12 at 2 pm Eastern time.  We'll be doing a second webinar, at a time more convenient for European audiences at 2 pm British time on Thursday the 13th.]

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Topics: information certification, E2.0, 8 things, certified information professional, Compliance and records management, Industry statistics and research

It's Not too Early to Make Plans for the "Real" AIIM Conference - #AIIM13

Jun 22, 2012 5:10:35 AM by John F. Mancini

Here in the Washington, DC area, it's the second day of summer and the temperature is 100 degrees.  I don't know about the rest of you, but we haven't even closed Q2 of 2012. So it may seem like a strange time to be thinking about plans for 2013.  But it's not too early.

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Topics: information certification, new orleans, pogue, information, certified information professional, technology, content, ecm, forrester, aiim, social business, godin, Industry statistics and research

Some thoughts on ECM solution provider sales effectivness

May 31, 2012 9:29:05 AM by John F. Mancini

For those whose email clients do not support embedded content - here is the direct link to my short piece on Sales Effectiveness.

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Topics: sales effectiveness, information certification, certified information professional, ecm, training, Compliance and records management, occupyIT

Gartner -- The number of Information Professionals needed will grow by 50% per year -- #CIP

May 10, 2012 11:10:24 AM by John F. Mancini

A new Gartner report by Deb Logan and Mark Raskino -- Prepare to be an Information Leader -- notes that the first half of the Information Age was all about building plumbing and making processes more efficient, and that the second value is all about creating value from the information these processes produce.  They further note that organizations "must acquire new skills to meet these challenges."

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Topics: information certification, cip, Holly, Strait, arma, certified information professional, content management, Compliance and records management, aiim, Industry statistics and research, Gartner

It's Graduation Time - My #Commencement Address - #AIIM

May 6, 2012 6:23:33 AM by John F. Mancini

I recently did a seminar for a friend who runs a class at George Mason University for seniors on finding a job in the real world.  My job was to talk mostly about non-profit careers, and secondly about the technology sector.

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Topics: information certification, commencement, facebook, 8 things, certified information professional, content management, ecm, college, linkedin, graduation

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