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Bob Larrivee

Bob is Vice President and Chief Analyst of AIIM Market Intelligence. An internationally recognized Subject Matter Expert and thought leader with over thirty years of experience in the fields of information and process management, Bob is an avid techie with a focus on the application of advanced technologies to enhance business operations. 
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Lions and Tigers and Facebook – Oh My!

Mar 30, 2018 10:52:23 AM by Bob Larrivee

Yep, that is what I am hearing these days, reminiscent of the scene from the Wizard of Oz when they are entering the forest, knowing that there are animals and possible danger hiding in the shadows. Yet they choose to enter anyway.

Now we have Facebook, and news that information was collected and used by Cambridge Analytica. So how does this happen? Have you ever agreed to play a game, use and app, or participate in any other social media activity where you are asked to allow the app to access your Facebook information and contacts? Hmmm, could that be a way they collect some of your data? Do you share information, videos, and messages with friends who then share them with others who share them with others, and so on? Could that be a way your data is being collected? Is it possible that like the characters from Oz, we are all willing participants in allowing our data to be shared with others, and then surprised when it shows up somewhere outside of Kansas unexpected, or is potentially part of a major data breach that has suddenly been exposed?

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Topics: security, information security, gdpr

Who's Watching Your Operations?

Feb 1, 2018 10:28:00 AM by Bob Larrivee

You manage a large facility with multiple buildings across the campus. Each building while somewhat unique, is equipped with plumbing, electrical, security, HVAC, and other elements that must be monitored, maintained and repaired at some point. Ideally, you would have an army of staff available to monitor and check everything constantly to provide feedback and predict what will happen before catastrophe strikes, but you don’t. This is where machine learning and industrial operations can play a significant role.

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Topics: content analytics, machine learning, data analytics

Did you hear the one about being paper-free?

Oct 27, 2017 10:07:00 AM by Bob Larrivee

Oh that joke is as old as you can imagine, and I have heard a lot of them. And I have heard “offices will be paper free when (you fill in the blank)”. In fact, I was once one of those people and to an extent still am because it is still true.

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Topics: business intelligence, capture, paperfree office, paperless, intelligent capture

3 Steps to Expand Your Business Intelligence View

Jan 11, 2017 9:49:42 AM by Bob Larrivee

For many years now we have heard the song of business intelligence, how important it is, and how organizations will be increasing their focus in this area, but to what degree? When it is only data being analyzed, there is a shortfall, and that is related to the processes. It is one thing to look at data but without knowing the processes, analyzing them, and identifying areas for improvement, business organizations will miss the true potential of extending business intelligence to the fullest.

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Topics: business intelligence, process improvement

Enterprise Agility: A Must Do - No Longer Nice to Have

Dec 16, 2016 11:15:00 AM by Bob Larrivee

Have you taken time lately to think about how today, everything happens fast, and needs to get faster? Especially your critical business processes ranging from human resources, marketing, sales, engineering—everything seems to be running at a breakneck pace. The reality is that work is always working, even if we aren’t directly involved.

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Topics: ecm, bpm, business applications, business agility

Get a Head Start on Those New Year's Resolutions

Dec 15, 2016 12:40:45 PM by Bob Larrivee

How to Plan Your Information Management Strategy in 2017

Information management constantly adjusts and reacts to advancements in technology and attitudes. While the way we manage information has undergone a substantial transformation in the last few years, the technology that incited the changes is still growing and at a faster pace than most can keep up with.

So, what does this mean for you? How can you stay ahead rather than simply jump on the bandwagon?  To help you, AIIM’s chief analyst, Bob Larrivee, has compiled the data from five community-wide surveys and identified the game-changing trends you need to know about.

Join us on January 18 at 2pm as we outline these trends, the stats behind them, and offer strategies to approach these critical changes to the way you manage information in 2017, including: the rise in compliance and risk driving Information Management, the importance of inbound capture processes, the benefit of automated capture processes, the role of capture with content analytics. 

We’ll also hear from leading technology consultant Mark Brousseau as he shares customer use case stories to put this analysis into context. Mark and Bob will then offer best practices and recommendations for applying this knowledge within YOUR organization and help you make the case to your executives to help you succeed.

How to Plan Your Information Management Strategy in 2017

Key Areas Where Information Management is Advancing and Changing

Free Webinar -- January 18, 2 pm EST

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Topics: information governance, content management, future, capture, trends

EU Regulation eIDAS: what it means for your business in Europe

Nov 28, 2016 4:00:00 AM by Bob Larrivee

Today the use of E-Signatures is an acceptable business practice that is admissible in times of litigation and audit. The key to success is to identify and understand regulations based on particular business processes for E-Signing. In Europe one regulation is changing the game.

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Topics: e-signatures, eIDAS

8 MORE Reasons Why World Paper Free Day Matters

Oct 25, 2016 8:45:48 PM by Bob Larrivee

I did a post a while back on 8 Reasons Why World Paper Free Day Matters.  That data was drawn from our 2015 survey.  Well here's 8 more from this year's research report, 2016 Paper Free: Are We There Yet?

Since the 1980s, we have been hearing about paper-free businesses and the drive to move toward a more digital workplace. At the time, the technology and people were not ready for this transformation. Today, the approach to digitally transform businesses has shifted from a technology first perspective to a more business-centric approach, with paper-free processes becoming a focal point and opportunity for many organizations.

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Topics: paper free day, world paper free day, paperless processes, wpfd

The Problem with SharePoint - Technology or People?

Oct 21, 2016 4:25:38 PM by Bob Larrivee

I hear people from around the globe, complain about SharePoint that it doesn’t do this, or we thought it did that. Yet the AIIM Industry Watch Report titled “The Impact of SharePoint 2016” finds when it comes to SharePoint meeting organizational expectations, nearly half of our respondents are happy with SharePoint and the on-going product roadmap, with half also in agreement that SharePoint is providing good value for the cost.

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Topics: sharepoint

12 Steps to Take Right Now to Create Paperless Processes

Oct 11, 2016 9:18:40 PM by Bob Larrivee

The song of being paperfree has been sung since the early days of document imaging. As technologies have advanced and business organizations have come to realize the negative impact paper has on operational processes, getting rid of paper is fast becoming a possibility And while it may not be enterprise level, there are definite signs that departmentally, as seen in this report highlighting changes in HR and AP, businesses are making the transition to a paperfree business model.

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Topics: world paper free day, paperfree office, paperless processes, wpfd

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