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Electronic Records Management (ERM)

Four Skills Every Modern Records Manager Must Have Right Now

It's become trite to note the speed at which technology changes, and that the speed of those changes continues to increase. But just because it's trite doesn't mean it's not true. This means that, for records managers to continue to remain relevant, we need to ensure that we are on top of new developments in records and information management that will significantly impact our organizations. I wrote about individual professional development plans in another post. In that post I make the case that information professionals need to develop and maintain knowledge and skills in three areas: information management foundations, their industry domain, and professional or “soft” skills. I should probably add a fourth – information management technology and how it applies to a particular role or function. For the remainder of this post, I’m going to identify what I believe to be the most important skills records managers need to have in that domain, and then some brief additional suggestions.

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Electronic Records Management (ERM)  |  Intelligent Information Management (IIM)

Six Steps to 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.

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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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Electronic Records Management (ERM)  |  Intelligent Information Management (IIM)

Modern Records Management Puts the “I” in IIM

AIIM believes that every organization should be on a Digital Transformation journey and that Intelligent Information Management is the driver for that transformation. But how do you begin to put all of the pieces together into an approach that will make a difference? 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 put the “intelligent” into intelligent information management.

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Automation  |  Electronic Records Management (ERM)  |  Enterprise Content Management (ECM)

How County Clerks are Stepping into the Future with Improved Operations

Guest Post: Joanne E. Novak from Konica Minolta Business Solutions.   For the past 3 years, the Clerk of Common Pleas Court in Clark County, OH, Melissa Tuttle, has been utilizing a content management tool to automate her business workflows. Like many Counties, Melissa and her team deal with a lot of paperwork and file types. Utilizing a content management tool has helped them eliminate the time-consuming burden of pulling paper files manually and instead utilize automation so that Melissa and her team can do their jobs better. “[Our content management tool] is not just a scanning tool, but much more…to help the workflow and integrations, and help us achieve our goals in running the court system.” - Melissa Tuttle, Clerk of Common Pleas Court, Clark County, OH This county adopted technology over a decade ago to become more efficient. Yet, today there are many other counties in the US still struggling with manual processes and paper files. With each state creating their own guidelines for public record requests, it's become a growing challenge for the clerk’s office to respond “as quickly as possible" to provide the requested information.

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Electronic Records Management (ERM)  |  GDPR  |  Information Governance  |  Information Security  |  Privacy

The Tension between GDPR and Blockchain: Are they Polar Opposites or Can they Co-exist

A potentially problematic challenge for industry and legislators is the apparent tension between privacy rights and the rapid adoption of blockchain-based applications which are expected to reach $10.6 billion in revenue by 2023.

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Data Management  |  Electronic Records Management (ERM)  |  Enterprise Content Management (ECM)  |  Information Governance  |  Information Security

Connecting the dots between security intentions and actions -- Infographic

 

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