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How Analytics will Change the Content Management Industry

Posted by Atle Skjekkeland on Nov 26, 2014 3:49:00 AM

Most enterprises still try to use paper based principles to manage the digital era. This won’t work with the growing volume, variety, and velocity of information. 80% of information is unstructured, and we need to automate how important content is captured, analyzed, and governed.


Content analytics automates how information is tagged, categorized, and summarized. It extracts the meaning of content, which can help us add value, manage risks, reduce costs, or create new opportunities. Let me give you a few examples:

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Topics: content analytics, content management

The State of the Capture Industry

Posted by Atle Skjekkeland on Nov 22, 2014 4:36:56 AM

AIIM just released our latest Capture Industry Watch, and I was last week in Japan to discuss the findings with ABBYY executives and partners. Press link to access a copy of my presentation.

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Topics: capture

10 Questions Information Mangement Survey

Posted by Atle Skjekkeland on Oct 31, 2014 7:34:00 AM

The growing volume, velocity and variety of information will force us to rethink how we manage information.

Please spend a few minutes answering these 10 questions about the future of information management. You will at the end of the survey be able to see what other people have answered.

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Topics: information management

6 Important Information Management Lessons That I Learned From Cats

Posted by Atle Skjekkeland on Oct 8, 2014 8:46:41 AM

Herding cats is not an easy task, and I think we face similar challenges as information professionals. Mobile, cloud, consumerization, and new ways of working is creating a new reality for enterprise IT, and trying to get knowledge workers to follow corporate information management policies is starting to feel like herding cats. We all want to leverage information as an asset, but we struggle just ensuring compliance. Below are some lessons I learned from our two cats – Stella (a better name for her would be “Chuck Norris"), and Musti III (a better name for her would be “George Costanza”…).

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Topics: information management

How to improve digital productivity?

Posted by Atle Skjekkeland on Sep 25, 2014 6:30:00 AM

Many corporations waste their IT budgets on the “T" instead of benefiting from the “I" in IT. Information can be used to reduce costs, manage risks, add value, or even create a "blue ocean" opportunity. Let me therefore give you two ways you can change the game and make a dent in the universe. 

Top-Down Reform

Average annual corporate productivity in the US grew from 1.6% to 3.3% from 1995 to 2004, but we have since then (both before and after the recession) seen a decline in average annual productivity growth from 3.3% to 1.8%. Enterprise IT helped to fuel the growth from 1995 to 2004, but have since then failed to deliver value. The decline in productivity is according to the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco most visible in information and IT intensive industries. 

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Topics: information management, productivity

Dear Solution Providers: Please Provoke Me!

Posted by Atle Skjekkeland on Sep 19, 2014 6:43:00 AM

The buying power is changing from IT to the business, and the business is changing how they find, evaluate, and buy solutions. It's therefore time to rethink your competencies for selling information management solutions. You need to provoke me to get my attention, and then educate me in how to transform my business. Share data and facts, not just opinions. 

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Topics: solution selling

The Need for Digital Transformation

Posted by Atle Skjekkeland on Sep 11, 2014 1:34:28 PM

Corporate America is getting big and fat. US start-up rate is declining, and we are at the same time seeing a growing failure rate for start-ups. We are seeing weak growth in both jobs and productivity (both before and after the recession), and the slowdown is according to the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco located in industries that produce information technology or that use IT intensively. 


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Topics: Digital business, digital transformation,

How to Automate Records Management

Posted by Atle Skjekkeland on Sep 4, 2014 2:37:47 AM

Many organizations rely on paper-based principles to manage electronic records. This doesn’t work with the growing volume, velocity, and variety of records. Records management needs to inherent and transparent to users, and below is a summary of how you can achieve this. 

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Topics: information governance, records management

Your Digital Workplace in 2020?

Posted by Atle Skjekkeland on Aug 26, 2014 8:17:00 AM

It’s difficult to plan a journey without an agreed upon destination. Lets therefore try to outline how your digital workplace may look like in 2020.

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Topics: information governance, mobile, big data, future workplace

How to clean up your Digital Landfills?

Posted by Atle Skjekkeland on Aug 21, 2014 8:29:39 AM

Most of us are information hoarders – we keep our information as long as we can. Poor information governance creates digital landfills, and CGOC (Compliance and Governance Oversight Council) found that only 25% of information has business value, 5% is subject to regulatory record keeping, and 2% is subject to legal hold or disputes.

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Topics: digital landfill

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Welcome to my blog. My name is Atle Skjekkeland, Chief Evangelist at AIIM – the Association for Information and Image Management.

I am a modern day Norwegian viking fighting for how to best use technology to transform businesses. Join me explore how technology and information can be used to create a new reality, add value, reduce costs, or manage risk.

I have for the last 9 years lived with my family in "Vinland" - this is what the vikings used to call America when they discovered this continent hundreds of years before Columbus. But even vikings get homesick, and our new home is now in Kristiansand, Norway.

Join me to explore how to best transform businesses to become digital businesses. If I can help, contact me at askjekkeland@aiim.org.

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