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Thomas LaMonte

Thomas LaMonte is an AIIM Market Intelligence Analyst well versed and credentialed in the fields of ECM, ERM, and BPM with a heightened focus on solving the operational problems of today’s businesses.
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5 Ways PDF Solutions Transform Digital Strategy

Nov 8, 2017 10:45:00 AM by Thomas LaMonte

What if every file—from documents to multimedia—was digital and used the same file format: “File.everything”— wouldn’t that be nice?

But for most workers, the present information environment couldn’t be more different. Today, the typical information ecosystem is a content jungle: multiple file formats, a mix of structured and unstructured content, all growing wildly throughout the organization. Under these conditions, search is difficult; unused operational information atrophies into “dark data,” or the untapped, operational content that sits idle in our repositories. Dark data is at once a security vulnerability, as well as a missed opportunity to leverage information to its fullest potential. Fortunately, today, there is a solution.

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Topics: digital transformation,, pdf, Digital business, dark data

How I Learned to Love the Robot: Getting Started with Document Automation

Jun 2, 2017 1:00:00 PM by Thomas LaMonte

Management had a chat and the robots start next week: Do you…

  1. Fortify the office to defend against the Robot Uprising–You won’t go down without a fight, right?
  2. Repress your inner cave dweller, and find a way to leverage this new tool to more effectively manage digital documents throughout their lifecycle and delegate manual tasks?

If you chose A: Best of luck!

If you chose B: You are lightyears ahead of the people choosing A— feel good about that. You are also absolutely right:

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Topics: automation, business process

AIIM Conference 2017: A True Love Story

Apr 11, 2017 11:06:00 AM by Thomas LaMonte

Two big bangs in the information management industry thrilled in Orlando at last month’s AIIM Conference:

  1. Gartner’s recent bombshell announcing the “death” of ECM—learn more about a possible successor, Content Services, here.

  2. John Mancini’s mic drop reveal that AIIM believes the landscape has expanded beyond “ECM” – to “Intelligent Information Management.” See John's keynote slides here.
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Topics: AIIM17

Digital Transformation: A Two-Thousand-Year-Old Tradition Can Do It—So Can You

Feb 16, 2017 10:46:00 AM by Thomas LaMonte

Chinese New Year is host to many traditions from tasty, meat-packed dumplings to an all hours riot of fireworks. Over its two weeks, the whole country erupts in celebration—it’s a sight to be seen.

But above all Spring Festival traditions, I have a clear favorite; maybe you have heard of it before: the gifting of red paper envelopes filled with money.

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Topics: bpm, paperless, paperfree office, digital transformation,

Content Services - Your 2017 Survival Guide

Jan 19, 2017 10:21:00 AM by Thomas LaMonte

In a year people have nominated as the “worst year ever”—2016’s nonstop change and upheavals are finally behind us. Has this really been the worst year in history? That I’ll leave for the comments to decide, but I do want to bring attention to one 2016 trauma that proves even us—information professionals—cannot escape 2016 unscathed.

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Topics: ecm, enterprise content management, content, content services

Content Analytics Explained – Uncovering This Essential Tool

Jan 9, 2017 2:11:46 PM by Thomas LaMonte

You’ve heard about content analytics. You’ve been told that your organization needs it. You’ve been told that you need it. But chances are good no one has bothered to explain what it is and why we all should care.

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Topics: content analytics

The Paper Free Journey - Don't Stop Believin'

Oct 24, 2016 11:10:09 AM by Thomas LaMonte

Worldwide, the promise of the paper-free enterprise has made the rounds for decades. While digital transformation is still on the horizon and drifts nearer, many voices doubt whether paperless ambitions will ever come to shore to create real change in our organizations.

The AIIM Industry Watch Report titled “Paper Free in 2016 - Are we there yet?” tells a different story. While there is still a long road ahead, interest and motivation toward a paper-free business environment is increasing, and AIIM research finds that a quarter of respondents already indicate running a clear desk/paper-free workplace, and 43% say paper is decreasing in their offices somewhat to rapidly.

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Topics: bpm, business process management, paper free day, world paper free day

A quiz -- Among these 20 processes, where are the key paperless digital transformation opportunities?

Oct 18, 2016 11:47:21 AM by Thomas LaMonte

Where are the key paperless digital transformation opportunities?

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Topics: business process, invoice processing, process improvement

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