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10 Questions Information Mangement Survey

Posted by Atle Skjekkeland on Oct 31, 2014 7:34:00 AM

The growing volume, velocity and variety of information will force us to rethink how we manage information.

Please spend a few minutes answering these 10 questions about the future of information management. You will at the end of the survey be able to see what other people have answered.

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Topics: information management

6 Important Information Management Lessons That I Learned From Cats

Posted by Atle Skjekkeland on Oct 8, 2014 8:46:41 AM

Herding cats is not an easy task, and I think we face similar challenges as information professionals. Mobile, cloud, consumerization, and new ways of working is creating a new reality for enterprise IT, and trying to get knowledge workers to follow corporate information management policies is starting to feel like herding cats. We all want to leverage information as an asset, but we struggle just ensuring compliance. Below are some lessons I learned from our two cats – Stella (a better name for her would be “Chuck Norris"), and Musti III (a better name for her would be “George Costanza”…).

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Topics: information management

How to improve digital productivity?

Posted by Atle Skjekkeland on Sep 25, 2014 6:30:00 AM

Many corporations waste their IT budgets on the “T" instead of benefiting from the “I" in IT. Information can be used to reduce costs, manage risks, add value, or even create a "blue ocean" opportunity. Let me therefore give you two ways you can change the game and make a dent in the universe. 

Top-Down Reform

Average annual corporate productivity in the US grew from 1.6% to 3.3% from 1995 to 2004, but we have since then (both before and after the recession) seen a decline in average annual productivity growth from 3.3% to 1.8%. Enterprise IT helped to fuel the growth from 1995 to 2004, but have since then failed to deliver value. The decline in productivity is according to the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco most visible in information and IT intensive industries. 

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Topics: information management, productivity

How to transform your information management

Posted by Atle Skjekkeland on Jul 14, 2014 7:03:00 AM

Executives like shiny cool technology. They try to get value from IT, but forget that this comes from people and processes.

It's time we change this, - a leading CIO recommends that you focus 80% on people, 15% on processes, and 5% on IT. This was also stressed by analyst Alan Pelz-Sharpe from 451 Research in his #AIIM14 keynote.

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Topics: information management, business transformation,

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Welcome to my blog. My name is Atle Skjekkeland, Chief Evangelist at AIIM – the Association for Information and Image Management.

I am a modern day Norwegian viking fighting for how to best use technology to transform businesses. Join me explore how technology and information can be used to create a new reality, add value, reduce costs, or manage risk.

I have for the last 9 years lived with my family in "Vinland" - this is what the vikings used to call America when they discovered this continent hundreds of years before Columbus. But even vikings get homesick, and our new home is now in Kristiansand, Norway.

Join me to explore how to best transform businesses to become digital businesses. If I can help, contact me at askjekkeland@aiim.org.

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