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Kevin Craine

Kevin Craine is a professional writer, an internationally respected technology analyst, and an award-winning podcast producer. He was named the #1 Enterprise Content Management Influencer to follow on Twitter and has listeners and readers worldwide. Kevin creates strategic content for the web, marketing, social media, and more. He is the written voice for some of North America's leading brands and his interviews feature today's best thought leaders. His client list includes many well-known global leaders like IBM, Microsoft and Intel, along with a long list of individuals and start-ups from a wide variety of industries. Kevin's podcasts have been heard around the world, including the award-winning weekly business show "Everyday MBA". He is also the host and producer of "Bizcast"​ on C-Suite Radio and the producer behind podcasts for Epson, Canon, IBM and AIIM International, among others. Prior to starting Craine Communications Group, Kevin was Director of Document Services for Regence BlueCross BlueShield where he managed high volume document processing operations in Seattle, Portland and Salt Lake City. He also spent time at IKON as an Enterprise Content Management consultant working with national and major accounts. He was the founding editor of Document Strategy magazine. Kevin has also been, at one point or another, an adjunct university professor, a black belt martial artist, and a professional guitarist. Kevin holds an MBA in the Management of Science and Technology as well as a BA in Communications and Marketing.

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co-authoring  |  intelligent information management  |  oil and gas

Can You Strike it Rich with Co-Authoring?

Organizations today work with a great volume and variety of data. The trick is using that information in ways that improve the performance of the organization. One example is in the oil and gas industry where the stakes are extremely high; involving millions in revenue. Government approval for exploratory oil and gas rights are awarded to companies with the best technical application. The trouble is, assembling and authoring highly complex, high-value documents like exploratory proposals and regulatory submissions – which can often be thousands of pages – is a huge challenge.

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FIle Shares  |  co-authoring  |  digital transformation,  |  intelligent information management

Are we so focused on input that we’ve overlooked the need to output information?

Prior to becoming involved with the content and information management industry, I spent several years in the high-volume printing industry. I was a mid-level executive for a large health insurance provider and was responsible for printing and mailing, pre-press and offset printing, and electronic book publishing across four states. And let me tell you, my teams concentrated on output. Tons of it. Twenty four hours a day, 365 days of the year. Imagine stacks of paper everywhere and truckloads of output being shipped and mailed nationwide. This is in great contrast to today and my current involvement in the enterprise content management industry (now Intelligent Information Management) where our attention is largely focused on input...with much less focus on output. We aggressively capture data, input that information into advanced systems and databases, and then safeguard it with methodologies and teams designed to collect and protect information.

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14 Steps to a Successful ECM Implementation

Making an ECM implementation successful requires planning and attention to detail. The best way to create the right solution is to identify organizational goals and priorities. Learn how to manage a successful implementation in our free guide.

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cloud  |  digital transformation,  |  intelligent information management

Can Information Access and Control Co-Exist?

Today's businesses run in the cloud. Organizations are embracing a new way of working in a cloud-native environment that enables content to move effortlessly between teams, partners and customers. This is a powerful way to run the business without compromising on security, governance, and compliance. A 2018 IDG Cloud Computing Study found that 77% of enterprises have at least one application or a portion of their enterprise computing infrastructure in the cloud, and adoption is climbing. Furthermore, according to our AIIM 2018 State of the Industry study, over 35% of respondents said that their organization was moving “more to the cloud” over the next 12 months.

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content services  |  digital transformation,  |  intelligent information management

New AIIM Research: State of the Industry – Content Services

Recently, AIIM released an eBook titled, State of the Industry – Content Services that examines the current state of Content Services technologies and how user perceptions about them are changing. For this research study, we surveyed over 300 decision-makers from around the world about their focus on Content Services to answer these three core questions:

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digital transformation,  |  intelligent information management

Defining Intelligent Information Management

Recently AIIM released an industry watch report titled, The State of Information Management, Getting Ahead of the Digital Information Curve. In it, AIIM makes the case that every organization is on — or should be on — a Digital Transformation journey. At the heart of this transformation journey is the need to understand, anticipate and redefine internal and external customer experiences. This transformation depends on other important aspirations: business agility and innovation, operational excellence and automated compliance and information governance.

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AI  |  AIIM19  |  Artificial Intelligence  |  digital transformation,  |  intelligent information management

AIIM19 session preview - Absolute Intelligence: Taking the Artificial Out of AI

AIIM19 is only a short time away and information management professionals from around the world will converge in San Diego for three days of sessions, sharing and fun. But what can you expect this year? In this continuing series of AIIM19 session previews we get a taste of what’s to come. I spoke recently with Angela Watt about her session, co-hosted with Emily Speight, titled “Absolute Intelligence: Taking the Artificial out of AI,” and I asked her to briefly summarize the topics.

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