You might think that here at AIIM we’d say everyone is a good candidate for the CIP designation. But, as the architect for the most recent updates to the Certified Information Professional (CIP) certification, a teacher of the CIP prep course, and a CIP pin-wearing member since its release in 2011, I don’t think it’s always a perfect fit.
If your organization is like just about every other organization on the planet, you likely have some degree of an information management problem. Most likely, you create too much information, and you keep too much of it for too long. This causes enough problems by itself, but when you then add to the pile all the redundant, obsolete, and trivial (ROT) information you have in your systems, on your file shares, and in every other possible location, it’s a real nightmare. And it’s expensive – in terms of storage costs, in time to find information, in resources, and, sometimes, in fines and legal penalties.
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There are many ways to learn beyond the traditional training course. I believe that one of the very best opportunities to learn comes from attending a conference. The sessions at most conferences are generally very good, but there is a bigger benefit for me. That's the opportunity to learn from my peers and colleagues, especially those from disciplines or industries I have less exposure to. It’s those conversations in the halls between sessions, during the lunch break, or after hours at the karaoke bar that can often provide new insights or new ways of looking at things.
It's 2020. In the age of ubiquitous information freely available online, why do I choose to spend my time, energy, and hundreds of dollars in membership dues a year to stay involved with associations? At AIIM - the Association for Intelligent Information Management - everything we do is to help you and your organization solve your information-driven business challenges. For me, there are three major reasons that associations hold value. They are: Networking Standardization Personal and Professional Development Let's take a look at each of these in greater detail.
Only 3 of the worst 10 data breaches of all time happened in 2019, but it was still not a good year for data security. According to CNet, the primary culprit was “unsecured database.” However, one significant contributing factor in many of them was that organizations collected and retained data they generally didn’t need – and if they did, they didn’t need to retain it as long as they had.
In a couple of recent blog posts, we’ve talked about important skills every modern records manager must have right now and the best certifications for records managers. This leads to a logical question – how does a records manager get there? Where do you start? In my role as Director of Professional Development for AIIM, I connect with countless professionals at this same point along their career path where they are asking these same questions. Most turn out to be a perfect fit for AIIM's training, certification, research, webinars, or some combination of these. But I'll be the first to admit that our educational offerings aren't a perfect fit for everyone and I often get asked, "What are some of the quality training options outside of AIIM?" I never shy away from this question when I'm asked it. As the Association for Intelligent Information Management, it's our duty to connect you with the best fit for your education. So, let's check out some of the best training options for records managers.