By: Kevin Craine on August 21st, 2019
Six Steps to Digital Transformation
Electronic Records Management (ERM) | Digital Transformation
At the heart of any digital transformation journey is information. Information is the currency that fuels and funds innovation, process improvements, and organizational performance. As a result, an organization’s information is its most valuable asset; the common denominator in customer experience, business agility, operational excellence, and automation.
But traditional information management technologies and approaches are under pressure from the exploding volumes and diversity of information. Big data forces are pushing the information and records management infrastructure in most organizations to a breaking point, leading to challenges in organizational performance and even disruption in business.
Take the First Steps
What can you do to find a meaningful path to digital transformation? That is the subject of a new eBook from AIIM titled How to Become a Modern Records Manager (and a Business Enabler). It explores ways to build a modern records management program that will enable your organization for improvement and transformation and outlines some key steps to modernize your records management program to keep pace.
AIIM believes that intelligent information management requires organizations to focus differently. The eBook explores these six key areas to consider:
- Modernize information infrastructure.
- Protect information assets.
- Take advantage of cloud and mobile.
- Digitize core business processes.
- Automate governance and compliance.
- Leverage deep learning and machine learning capabilities.
Each of these elements is examined in detail, as well as how an effective records management program can support each of them.
The eBook is full of AIIM research, making the perspectives and recommendations pointed, practical, and powerful. For instance, 55% of the organizations we spoke to feel that their digital transformation efforts have saved them money and boosted productivity; 53% say it has improved information sharing and collaboration. You’ll find a number of important survey results and statistics throughout the eBook.
For records managers to become, and stay, relevant, we must move from a focus on compliance and risk to a focus on how we can better support the business in all its various aspects. That means that we have to become business enablers. Keep this in mind as you move forward with the design of your modern Records Management strategies.
About 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.