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6 Ways Document Management Software Can Make Your Next Audit a Breeze

Oct 30, 2018 11:07:00 AM by Suzanne McCormack

No matter what industry you are in, audits are stressful. Many of your company’s processes and documents must be analyzed to make sure you are compliant and up to standard. That means the auditor is going to need to see a lot of paperwork. If you currently use filing cabinets, inboxes, and hard drives to store your documents, then an audit is likely your worst nightmare. Luckily, there is a better way.

With a document control software, you no longer have to stress when it’s time for an audit. All your information can be stored within one comprehensive system that allows your data to be tracked, stored, indexed, and searched. Here is a look at six ways a document management system can help your company get organized and ready for your next audit:

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Topics: document management, audit

Governance and Compliance Processes Ripe for AI Automation

Oct 29, 2018 11:05:00 AM by John F. Mancini

In The State of Intelligent Information Management: Getting Ahead of the Digital Transformation Curve and in GDPR after the Deadline: Progress, But a Long Way to Go, AIIM began an examination of one of the four key IIM practice areas — Automating Compliance and Governance.

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Topics: governance, compliance, records management, automation

[Podcast] How to Prepare for the CIP Exam

Oct 19, 2018 11:04:00 AM by Sean McGauley

Test...Quiz...Exam...How do these words make you feel? For many, the mere mention of them is enough to conjure up feelings of anxiety, stress and pressure. You don't often hear people say, "I LOVE taking tests."

At AIIM, we know tests can be downright scary. But, we also know the power of preparation and understanding. A lot of times fear comes from the unknown - in the case of a test, not knowing what to expect, not knowing if you're prepared, and just overall fear of failure from not knowing enough.

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Topics: podcast, digital disruption, information certification, certification, certified information professionals, certified information professional

5 Helpful Tools for Virtual Reality Game Developers

Oct 18, 2018 10:02:00 AM by Greg Robinson

For decades, VR has been a dream for video gamers. Despite infamous disappointments like Nintendo’s Virtual Boy, the goal of creating fully-realized VR experiences for immersive gameplay has remained. After countless iterations of vaporware, VR is finally becoming a reality.

VR is far from perfect, but hardware like PSVR, Oculus Rift, and the HTC Vive have made it far more appealing for developers and consumers alike. Investing in VR no longer requires thousands of dollars and state-of-the-art machinery.

Free software and affordable VR headsets present an opportunity for relatively low-cost investment for new developers.

Here are 5 tools to jumpstart your VR project:

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Topics: virtual reality

Top 4 Project Management Tools

Oct 17, 2018 10:30:00 AM by Charles Dearing

A great project development team can only be great with the right tools. Through the numerous project management methodologies and top-down inferences, there is one constant; management tools. Even the best managers can’t work efficiently without them. They range from the micro to the macro and cover all of the aspects of a project’s lifecycle.

They create an atmosphere of greater cooperation and productivity. This makes them even more valuable to the heads. All leaders want effective teams and all effective teams use project management tools. In this article, we are going to cover some of the very best tools on the market today.

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Topics: agile, Project Planning, project management

CIP Spotlight: Devon McCollum is Serious About the Information Industry

Oct 16, 2018 11:23:00 AM by Jesse Wilkins

Why choose certification? For me, it's about proof (to myself and to employers) of my expertise. The Certified Information Professional (CIP) started with a group of industry experts and focus groups that worked together to define the body of knowledge necessary for information professionals to be successful in the digital economy. From there, AIIM worked to build a certification exam based upon this body of knowledge - and the CIP was born. Fast forward to present day and the list of CIPs is growing daily and from all over the globe.

I had a chance to sit down with one of our CIPs, Devon McCollum, Corporate Records and Information Manager for Members 1st Federal Credit Union. I wanted to pick his brain to see what advice and tips he had for others considering certification.

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Topics: information certification, certification, certified information professionals, certified information professional, cip

Identifying E-signature Requirements to Accelerate Digital Adoption and Meet Global Compliance

Oct 15, 2018 9:00:00 AM by Joerg Lenz

Eighteen years after US ESIGN Act and 21 years after the world’s first laws on electronic signatures went into force in Germany and Singapore the benefits of e-signatures are widely understood and many organizations rolled out e-signature to some extent. However, users are reporting mixed experience with some of these solutions: some are not providing a compelling user experience; some have not been designed to support omni-channel strategies; some have found a lack in workflow orchestration, deployment options, or integration capabilities; and some have found that the solutions were not designed to meet global compliance requirements. Today, many e-signature implementations are in a silo stage.

In a recent AIIM webinar, Craig Le Clair, Forrester VP and Principle Analyst, and Florian Vondal, Allianz Solution Architect, took a closer look at the “esign of the times” and what must be considered when attempting to accelerate e-signature adoption enterprise-wide and meet global compliance.

Some key take ways:

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Topics: digital transformation,, electronic signatures, e-signatures

Having Trouble Finding the Right Information Quickly?

Oct 14, 2018 11:10:00 AM by Kate Dalton-Hoffman

Finding the right information quickly is an imperative function for all organizations, yet 75% of AIIM respondents said this is a challenge for them at work. One main cause is the overwhelming amount of costly legacy information systems and technologies that are difficult to modernize or connect to one another to make useful. Sound familiar?

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Topics: digitization, digital transformation,, Legacy, modern ecm

Are You Bottlenecking Your Digital Transformation?

Oct 13, 2018 9:05:00 AM by Kate Dalton-Hoffman

Are you planning to modernize your information management strategy with machine learning? You're not alone. According to AIIM research, 51% of organizations plan to spend “more” or “a lot more” in the next 18-24 months on their efforts to leverage analytics and machine learning. This task can be frustrating to tackle, and for this, we have a solution for you.

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Topics: digitization, digital transformation,, records management, Legacy, modern ecm, machine learning

VR Business Applications: Branding with VR

Oct 12, 2018 10:45:44 AM by Michael Volkmann

Virtual reality has a truly astounding trajectory. The VR hardware and software market has already tripled in size in only two years. In a few short years, Statista predicts that the market size for virtual reality software and hardware will expand to over $40 billion.

Only a decade ago, virtual reality seemed like a distant dream. Now it seems that VR is more than an outlet for escapism, entertainment, and media. It seems VR is poised to disrupt all sorts of business practices and even entire industries. For instance, healthcare, education, and journalism are experimenting with VR and related technologies.

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Topics: digital transformation,, Artificial Intelligence, virtual reality, branding

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