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[Podcast] Behind the Scenes at AIIM's Leadership Council Summit

Sep 19, 2018 11:24:00 AM by Sean McGauley

For over 10 years now, AIIM's Leadership Council (LC) summit series has been the go-to event where the forward-thinking professionals in information management gather to delve into matters impacting the future of the industry.

These member-only events offer a collaborative space for the dynamic conversations that help shape the role of the information management industry in a new era of business. In June of 2018, summit meetings were held in in Baltimore and London to discuss Surviving Digital Disruption: Finding Opportunity in the Drive for Platform Dominance. The discussion from those events was developed into a report: Surviving Digital Disruption (available for download).

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Topics: digital transformation,, digital disruption, machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, podcast

[Podcast] Exploring Intelligent Information Management

Sep 5, 2018 10:53:00 AM by Sean McGauley

Intelligent Information Management (IIM)...It sounds great, but what the heck do those 3 words really mean? Here at AIIM, you've probably heard us use IIM to describe the core set of capabilities that are necessary for organizations to digitally transform. In fact, we believe so whole-heartedly that it's the future of Information Management that we actually changed our name to the Association of Intelligent Information Management and even wrote the book on it.

But, what does IIM mean from a user's perspective? What's changing in the industry that's driving IIM?

That's what host Kevin Craine aimed to find out on this episode of AIIM on Air. Follow along as Kevin speaks with new AIIM member and Solution Manager at Consolis Sten Söderberg about the evolution of IIM and the upcoming challenges. With over 30 years in the industry, Sten offers a user's view of where the industry has come and where it's headed.

Then, Kevin chats with Craig Hatfield, Lead Developer - OnBase / ECM at Sherwin-Williams Paints about his real world experience implementing systems and workflow that bring about more intelligent information management.

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Topics: intelligent information management, podcast

[Podcast] A User's View of GDPR

Aug 16, 2018 11:52:38 AM by Sean McGauley

It's hard to believe it has been just about 3 months since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25th, 2018. This new regulation was designed to strengthen and unify data protection for individuals within the European Union (EU) and came with a strict set of compliance protocols. And, because GDPR also applies to the export of personal data outside the EU, it's applicable to any entity that uses or exchanges this data - so, there are a lot of us all around the world feeling the pressure of GDPR.

To help organizations prepare, there's no shortage of valuable GDPR resources available all over the internet. But, what about advice from the users working in the trenches? What advice do they have? That's exactly what we aimed to find out with this episode of AIIM on Air.

Join your host Kevin Craine as he sits down with Elisabeth Belisle, Digital Transformation Consultant at Restore PLC, and Ed Steenhoek, Solution Principal and Product Manager at Informed Consulting to chat about the biggest difficulties being experienced right now by organizations working to be compliant with the GDPR and steps organizations should take to assess their state of compliance.

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Topics: privacy, information security, gdpr, intelligent information management, podcast

[Podcast] Supporting Women in Information Management

Aug 2, 2018 11:00:00 AM by Sean McGauley

Consider the following stats about women in the workplace:

  • When women are in senior executive positions, companies achieve 70% stronger stock price growth.
  • Companies with the highest gender diversity see a 10% greater return on equity and 48% higher operating result.
  • Having at least 1 woman on a board decreases bankruptcy by 20%.

Gender diversity is so important in business, especially in fields such as IT that tend to be historically male-dominant. That's why AIIM is so proud of its Women In Information Management (WIIM) community.

Since its inception at The AIIM Conference in 2017, the WIIM program's purpose has been to advance women in information management by providing an online community to foster leadership, mentoring, advocacy, networking, industry education, and professional development.

But, don't just take my word for it. On this podcast episode, your host Kevin Craine chats with two WIIM members, Connie Prendergast and Amy Harrelson about the online community, why it's important, and how to get involved.

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Topics: intelligent information management, podcast, WIIM, women in information management

[Podcast] What to Expect at The AIIM Conference

Jul 17, 2018 11:00:00 AM by Sean McGauley

Last week, we opened up registration for The AIIM Conference 2019 - our annual conference that brings together over 600 information professionals from around the world for 3 days of learning, networking, and fun.

If you've never been to one of our conferences or haven't been in a few years, you may be wondering what to expect. Sure, we could try and write up something up and do our best to describe it, but we have a better idea - hear it directly from last year's attendees, keynote speakers, and sponsors.

On this podcast episode, your host Kevin Craine gets the scoop on The AIIM Conference. Hear from AIIM18 keynote speaker Mike Walsh, Records and Information Manager for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago Kathy Malloy, Torey Hunt from Adlib Software, and Paula and Tony from ABBYY.

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Topics: aiim conference, conference, AIIM18, intelligent information management, podcast, AIIM19

4 ECM Freebies and a Special Invitation

Mar 9, 2017 10:30:00 AM by Sean McGauley

I have some awesome new educational resources to tell you about, but first I'd like to extend a very special invitation for you to join the AIIM Online Community. This online forum is the perfect place to engage in discussions with your peers, get your questions answered, find a mentor, find meetings in your area, and more! Check it out - it's THE place where the AIIM Tribe congregates throughout the year to lurk, learn, and reach out for – and give – assistance.

Now on to more FREE stuff, here are a couple of great resources that have been recently published. Check them out below.

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Topics: ecm, business process management, bpm

Hot Off the Press - 3 New ECM Resources

Feb 9, 2017 10:37:00 AM by Sean McGauley

Already February has been a big month in the AIIM community and there's been a wealth of great content floating around. Here are a couple of my favorites; the best part is these are all FREE to download. Check them out below.

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Topics: content analytics, ecm

From Introvert to Life of the Party – 5 Tips for Better Event Networking

Jan 16, 2017 10:30:00 AM by Sean McGauley

My name is Sean and I used to find professional networking terrifying. The thought of it would make me cringe. I can remember being fresh out of college and attending a networking event with the hope of establishing some connections that could possibily lead to a job. Well, those were VERY high hopes, as I spent most of the night nervously hanging out by the food area awkwardly trying to engage anyone who went near the crab cakes. Needless to say, I didn't end up with a job offer that night. But, I did come to the realization that networking is not going away and I could either keep being socially awkward, or I dedicate myself to developing this skill. .

With The AIIM Conference 2017 quickly approaching, I thought I'd share my best tips for networking so you can make the most of your time in Orlando, FL where you'll be surrounded by 650 information professionals.

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Reducing the Insurance Paper Mountain with Paperless Document Management

Jan 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM by Sean McGauley

Although paper is still heavily used in the Insurance sector, the reality is that we’re living in an age where paper is slowing us down. Often referred to as multichannel inbound content, information enters the business in many different ways and in many forms. In addition, the amount of information we are dealing with is on the rise, which means the risk of paper-based information being misplaced, lost, or misclassified is greater than ever.

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Topics: bpm, paperfree office, paperless

4 ECM Resources to Kick Off 2017

Jan 12, 2017 11:00:00 AM by Sean McGauley

I wanted to wish you a Happy New Year and let you know about some great resources that have been making their way around the AIIM Community. I put together a list of some of my favorites here. I hope you find these resources useful as you plan for the new year.

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Topics: content analytics, ecm

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