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Looking to form Industry Insights VIP Group

I am interested in forming a dedicated group of knowledgeable end users to provide insight on key trends in Intelligent Information Management. The intention is to systematically identify:

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137 -- Count 'Em -- Things You Need to Know About Information Management

Changes in the Information Management Industry 2015 brought about some interesting changes in the information management industry. Mergers, and acquisitions like that found in Dell and EMC, and partnerships formed like that of IBM and Box, potentially change the technology landscape of information management and impact the way organizations operate. Along with watching these types of activity, AIIM Research this past year focused specifically in the areas of SharePoint, ECM, Content Analytics, Mobile and Cloud, Paper-free environments, Information Governance, and Data Privacy, and put together a great wrap up in a free e-Book.   Believe it or not, there are 137 -- that's right, one hundred thirty-seven, count'em -- key findings from AIIM research in this ebook. Get the eBook (Free) -- http://info.aiim.org/information-management-2016-and-beyond Some highlights: SharePoint is still viewed as an essential tool yet many organizations indicate their SharePoint projects are stalled and failing to meet expectations. This is perhaps due to a lack of focus and direction as to the business problem SharePoint will address. ECM is now considered vital for businesses and down time seen as having a major negative impact. Where once ECM was a nice to have, in 2016 it is considered a mission-critical part of business operations. It is seen as the place where vital business information is housed, and access to it must be maintained at all times. Here's the link for Information Management: 2016 and Beyond.  Get it! Content Analytics applications have also entered the spotlight in a greater way. Businesses are turning their attention to analytics for inbound routing and text recognition for content classification and metadata correction, improved search and knowledge extraction, and to provide business insight. The latter being one of extending content use to a greater audience and identifying recipients who have the need for it based on specified user/case profiles. Mobile and Cloud continue to be in discussions with a strengthened tone of being part of the bigger information eco-system and IT infrastructure. Where once these were viewed as non-essential elements, businesses are now considering the risk factor of unauthorized use and the benefit of sanctioned and vetted cloud and mobile options. Paper-free, while not a new concept, is gaining momentum with many organizations and for different reasons that those of the past dealing with storage alone. Businesses have come to realize that capturing information, whether digitizing the physical or digitally born, at the first touch-point of a process, brings this information under corporate control and into a workflow sooner, more securely, and readily available for action to be taken. Information Governance has taken center stage in a way it has not before, bringing about a stronger awareness amongst business leaders that more and tighter control is needed over their information and information practices than ever before. Information Governance is now seen to address the holistic organization by addressing people, process, information and technology. Data Privacy, due to the number of security breaches reported in all markets ranging from healthcare, to retail, has become a hot button for many businesses and consumers. While governance and technology are essential elements of a solid information eco-system, the goal and one of the key drivers is data privacy – keeping information secure, the environment compliant with legal, industry, and regulatory guidelines, and accessible to only those who have proper authorization. Information Management now must look at the business, organization, and operations with a holistic view. People, process, technology, and information need to be addressed in concerted not a siloed approach. Get the e-Book (Free) -- http://info.aiim.org/information-management-2016-and-beyond ----- You mean there's more?  Heck yeah - our State of the Industry Executive Summary has just been published as well -- get it HERE (also free): And one more FREE item just because I'm in a good mood. 21 Tips to Put Digital Transformation into Action.

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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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Tuesday Stat -- If I was a newspaper, I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for on-line to save the day

One of the problems with digital disruption is that once disruption occurs, it is difficult to replace the revenues lost from the old model with "new" revenues. A lot of newspapers, faced with declining advertising revenues, turned to on-line versions with the expectation that digital revenues could replace the more traditional advertising revenues. However, as this chart shows, that simply has not happened. The reason is that digital disruption often leaves in its wake radically different business models. Print advertising revenues didn't simply shift to digital.  They evaporated, especially in the cash cow for newspapers, classified ads, as the old economic benefit was simply distributed in tiny increments among millions of Craigslist users. ----- Speaking of analog/digital business models, I thought readers might be interested in this short Slideshare -- 8 trends you need to know about the Paperless Office. Feel free to use or embed this anywhere you like. 8 trends you need to know about the Paperless Office from John Mancini

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Defining the Future of Content Management – Part 1 – Evolution of an Industry

We recently convened an AIIM Board Task Force to think about the evolution of content management, and more specifically, how we define and talk about this industry and AIIM’s role in it.  

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The Full List - 6 Imperatives Facing Information Professionals

A few readers requested that all of these be aggregated into a single post...So here they are! (Also, to get a copy of my new White Paper covering some of these issues in more detail, go to THIS LINK.)

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Eliminating Paper from Processes Improves Customer Response Times by 300%

Today we released a new industry watch research paper, titled “The Paper Free Office - Dream or Reality.” The research finds that removing paper from business continues to be challenging, despite data that shows significant responsiveness and productivity gains in customer service when paper-based bottlenecks are eliminated from business processes.

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