Disruption Rule 2 - Leverage the technology you already use
John Mancini

By: John Mancini on February 9th, 2016

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Disruption Rule 2 - Leverage the technology you already use

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We are doing a series of blog posts tied insights from some of the AIIM Board and speakers at AIIM16. We're doing this under the series name, Stop Waiting and Start Doing: Rules to Tackle Digital Disruption.


The second "rule" is submitted by former AIIM Board member and PDF Association Executive Director Duff Johnson.  Duff Johnson is one of two ISO Project Leaders for the PDF specification, and founded his first company, Document Solutions, Inc., in 1996. Duff is a noted expert on PDF accessibility and the application of accessibility standards to electronic content under Section 508 and similar regulations. He has previously chaired AIIM’s Standards Committee, served on AIIM’s Board of Directors, and is a recipient of AIIM’s Distinguished Service Award.You can follow him on Twitter at @DuffJohnson.

Duff's will be running a Roundtable at AIIM16 on PDF Is Here to Stay: Learn to Leverage Its True Power:  "PDF files are the most common electronic document file format in the world. An ISO standard since 2008, PDF has been the format of choice for electronic documents for almost two decades, and is increasingly taking over from TIFF in document imaging. PDF is here to stay, but in many cases the power of PDF is not being leveraged."

Rule #2 - Leverage the technology you already use.

Duff explains:  "Many new projects are band-aids applied to old projects. Before you change to system Y, are you sure system X isn’t good enough? Maybe you should look again with fresh eyes.”

Brian Tuemmler, Director of IG Product Strategies at Nuix, offers this take (Nuix is a sponsor of AIIM16):

"You also may find a new use for system X altogether. It surprises some people that building a legacy content retention category involves similar tasks to discovering litigation content, investigating crimes and protecting classified materials. You can use the same tools with minor changes for all of those use cases."


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About John Mancini

John Mancini, president and CEO of AIIM, is an author, speaker, and respected leader of the AIIM global community of information professionals. He is a catalyst in social, mobile, cloud, and big data technology adoption and an advocate for the new generation of experts who are driving the future of information management. John predicts that the next three years will generate more change in the way we deploy enterprise technologies and whom we trust with this task than in the previous two decades. His passion about the evolution of information workers into information analysts spurred John to establish the Certified Information Professional (CIP) program to enable anyone, anywhere to benchmark and develop new and strategic skills. His commitment to education includes the continual development of leading-edge training and publishing of ongoing industry research to help guide new thinking. As a frequent keynote speaker, John offers his expertise on the transformational challenges and opportunities facing information professionals and attracts over 100,000 visitors annually to his blog Digital Landfill. He has published six e-book titles including “#OccupyIT — A Technology Manifesto for Cloud, Mobile and Social Era” and the popular “8 Things You Need to Know About” e-book series. He has a Klout score in the high 60s, is ranked #5 in online SharePoint influence by harmon.ie and #42 in the KnowledgeLake SharePoint Influencer50. John can be found on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook as jmancini77.