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Why I Didn’t Join a Software Company

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If I heard it once, I heard it a dozen times since announcing my move to Valora Technologies the other week: “So, you’re going to work for a software company!” To which my response has been, “Kind of, but not really.”

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When Improving Processes, Anticipate Circumstances Beyond Your Control

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We spend a lot of time advocating for process improvement everywhere we can – the proven thinking being that even the best information available loses value if it can’t be effectively shared and leveraged.

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Management by Magazine (InfoGov Edition)

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Today, on Perpective Check: The truth and consequences of your boss flipping through the pages of a magazine and saying, “I just read about [new shiny infogov object] that EVERYBODY’S using. How come we’re not??” link]. The post Management by Magazine (InfoGov Edition) appeared first on Holly Group.

Artificial Intelligence Is Coming For You! (Or Is It?)

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A new finding by the Brookings Institution says Artificial Intelligence is coming for white collar jobs. I say, not so much! The post Artificial Intelligence Is Coming For You! (Or Or Is It?) appeared first on Holly Group.

How to Solve 4 Common Challenges of Legacy Information Management

Speaker: Chris McLaughlin, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Product Officer, Nuxeo

After 20 years of Enterprise Content Management (ECM), businesses still face many of the same challenges with finding and managing information. Join Chris McLaughlin, CMO and CPO of Nuxeo, as he examines four common business challenges that these legacy ECM systems pose and how they can be addressed with a more modern approach.

So, what did I think of ARMA InfoCon 2019? Here, let me tell you!

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ARMA InfoCon 2019 was an eye-opener, thanks in large part to a healthy injection of information governance into the proceedings. Thanks, no doubt, to the merger of the Information Coalition with ARMA last year.)

Speaking of: The Paper Clip’s Digital Equivalent

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In the physical world, paper clips are an important source of context, as their use suggests that the pieces of paper they clip together are somehow related. But what is their digital equivalent? And what does this mean in terms of identifying how many documents those pieces of paper represent, the relative importance of the […]. The post Speaking of: The Paper Clip’s Digital Equivalent appeared first on Holly Group. governance metadata infogov information management

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Legacy Content Migration: Urgent Need is Largely Invisible

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Fun fact: an estimated 75% of today’s content management solutions were installed before the year 2010 – meaning that most organizations are now depending upon systems that at best are dated, and at are worst dangerously close end-of-life.

Start Your Information Journey With A Step Backwards

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You say you’re tired of not being able to find the information you’re looking for. You say you’re concerned the information you do find is reliable. You say you’re worried about security breaches. And you say you’re ready to do something about it.

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When It Comes to PII, Santa’s Got Nothing Over Amazon

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Amazon this week announced new software that, as described by The Wall Street Journal, “can read patient records and other clinical notes, analyze them, and pluck out key data points.”

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Top 10 industries for monetizing data: Is yours one of them?

Find out which industries, use cases, and business applications are the best opportunities for data monetization. Understand what data is being monetized, who wants it, and why. Use data you already own to create new revenue sources. Download the eBook today!

The GDPR for the Little Guy (or Gal)

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What is the GDPR? The GDPR is the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, and as the EU’s new take on privacy protection, it took effect a month ago to much fanfare.

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Legacy Content Migration: The Crowd Has it Wrong

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A few weeks ago, I used this space to wonder how top-of-mind content migration is among organizations whose legacy solutions are more than 8 years old – which, it turns out, accounts for more than 75% of those in service.

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Why Information Architecture is VITAL to Information Governance

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Our very own Kevin Parker has written another stellar piece on the importance of information architecture to information governance. You can read it in ARMA’s Information Management Magazine – and if you want to learn more, register for Kevin’s ARMA iMasters Webinar on February 27.

Records Disrupted: Blockchain as a Transformative Force

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Authors: Alan Pelz-Sharpe (Deep Analysis) & Steve Weissman (Holly Group) If records and content management issues such as security, privacy, and compliance seem everlasting, that’s because they are!

Privacy without borders: Reality or Fantasy?

Imagine a world in which every country shared a vision and a common set of principles to protect and regulate the use of personal data. It would make international business far simpler, provide citizens in every country with the same privacy rights.

Perspective Check – Anticipation 2019

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It’s 2019, and Steve Weissman anticipates and addresses a number of key themes for the new year: 0:44 – Metadata and database fields: ‘labels’ as the keys to … everything! 1:38 – AI and machine learning: not the same things, no matter what the marketing says 3:24 – RPA: simply workflow by another name? 4:08 […]. The post Perspective Check – Anticipation 2019 appeared first on Holly Group.

Search is Becoming Everything, And Vice Versa

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I’ve just come out of a series of discussions on the issue of records preservation, and one of my take-aways is how similar at least one current approach to the issue is to what we nominally call “search.” And the more I think about it, the more I wonder whether search is on its way […].

Bitcoin ? Blockchain

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Seems like not an hour goes by that I don’t see a headline about the soaring value of bitcoin – followed near-immediately by another that warns of the imminent bursting of the bitcoin bubble. Since I’m not a bitcoin owner, my interest in these goings-on is more academic than practical.

Are You Ever Finished With Information Governance?

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We at Holly Group spend our days working with clients to help them improve their Current State of information and move them towards their desired Future State. But a recent conversation with one of them raised a very interesting question: Is it possible for an organization to ever be finished?

The Key to Strategic HR: Process Automation

Do you want to automate your HR processes, but don’t know where to start? In this eBook, PeopleDoc explores which processes benefit the most from automation, and how an HR Service Delivery platform can help get things off the ground.

Need an Information Roadmap? First Know Where You Are

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Throughout my years of working with organizations on their information management and technology initiatives, I have often heard clients and vendors say “Where is the roadmap?” and “We need a roadmap.” My response is always the same: First you must know where you are. What is the current state?

InfoGov Expectations Can Be Problematic

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There is very little doubt that infogov technology can do all sorts of amazing things: it can help us find information that otherwise would be lost to us, it can alert us to process inefficiencies that we otherwise would be unaware of, and it can speed communication between us as never before.

Perspective Check: InfoGov Short Cuts

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Sorry, kids, but there just aren’t any more short-cuts to good information governance than there are in serious mountaineering. The best I can tell you is to leverage the same sort of disciplined project management skills in infogov as you would in any other initiative you engage in.

Perspective Check: Context is Everything in InfoGov

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If you’ve ever used Google to help you find a new infogov technology solution, then you know how every one you find, from every vendor you look at, seems like the answer to all your problems. Here’s how to figure out which one(s) work best in your context!

Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

By creating innovative analytics products and expanding into new markets, more and more companies are discovering new potential revenue streams. Join Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, as he walks you through how data that you're likely already collecting can be transformed into revenue!

Is Your Information Governance Mostly Sound and Fury?

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“It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

View From AIIM17: New Blood or Fresh Meat?

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Like so many others, I have lots of nice things to say about last week’s AIIM17 conference in Orlando, FL. Energy levels were high, sessions were engaging, exhibitors seemed happy, and a good time was had by all.

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Open Government Today: “The Harder I Work, The Behinder I Get”

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This 3-Minute Drill troubleshoots a typical municipality’s information challenges as it strives to meet its Open Government commitment. TL:DR Chances are the documents you need are hard to find and are hard to validate because: They’re in different departments, scattered all across the city; They’re in different computer systems; and As often as not, they’re […]. The post Open Government Today: “The Harder I Work, The Behinder I Get” appeared first on Holly Group.

Speaking of: Blockchain (with Alan Pelz-Sharpe)

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If a picture is worth 1000 words, then what’s a 15-minute video worth? Tons, especially when the subject is blockchain, and the guest expert is Alan Pelz-Sharpe! Join our discussion of the disruptive force blockchain will prove to be in records and information governance.

Blockchain is Real, But Still Not for Everybody

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I have conversations every day with people who believe either (a) blockchain is just another overhyped new technology being foisted upon us by unscrupulous vendors, or (b) it’s the solution to all their problems. Neither of these, of course, is correct. As written and discussed before in this space (and plenty of ‘elsewheres,’ too), blockchain […]. The post Blockchain is Real, But Still Not for Everybody appeared first on Holly Group. Blockchain infogov records

Speaking Of: (Not Your Father’s) Capture

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Information capture has come a long way, baby! From stuffing paper through a scanner to taking pictures in the literal blink of an eye, it’s so much more than what we grew up with. Here, the illustrious Bob Larrivee and I talk about the “latest-and-greatest” in the world of capture, and the need to update […]. The post Speaking Of: (Not Your Father’s) Capture appeared first on Holly Group. capture Capture infogov information governance

Debate Over “Content Services vs. ECM” Misses the Point

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“ECM is dead.” Content Services are the next generation.” “I’ve I’ve got a brand-new pair of roller skates.” If you think that last quote is a non sequitur, you’re right!

5 Steps to Information Governance Success

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To hear some people tell it, the future of information governance is a complex, frightening place to ponder. The volume of information we have to deal with is exploding, the mix of technologies we need to keep track of is changing, and just what do we call all this, anyway?!

If It Ain’t Broke, Fix it Anyway

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When speaking of technology and information governance, we often are told that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” – or in other words, don’t go looking for trouble where there isn’t any. But when it comes to disaster recovery and, especially, continuity of operations, I vehemently disagree.

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Doing Information Right: Where Do I Begin?

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If there’s one thing we know about doing information right – which is to say, improving the care and feeding of your critical business information – it’s that it’s really hard to know where to begin. Should we scan the boxes full of paper that’s cluttering our hallways? Should we comb through our shared drives […]. The post Doing Information Right: Where Do I Begin? appeared first on Holly Group. EIM governance Information Management records management strategy infogov information strateg

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Reimagining Information Governance with Blockchain

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A Discussion Paper Authors: Alan Pelz-Sharpe (Deep Analysis) & Steve Weissman (Holly Group) Statement of Purpose This discussion paper provides an overview of how future information governance (IG) platforms may be envisaged and built utilizing blockchain – perhaps the key point being that all the technologies necessary to do so are already available. Though blockchain […]. The post Reimagining Information Governance with Blockchain appeared first on Holly Group. Blockchain information governance

Stuck in the Middle (of Information Management) With You

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If you’re reading this, you already know how valuable it can be to better manage your organization’s business-critical information, and improve the business processes that make that information available to those who need it, when they need it. Information governance to the rescue!)

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Governance is Always Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

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There’s a disturbing trend in the information governance profession that needs to stop now, namely the tendency to apologize for the work we’re doing. Let me email that document to you.” – “I’m sorry, but please paste in the link to the digital document instead.” “I I need to make a copy of this for my […]. The post Governance is <del>Always</del> Never Having to Say You’re Sorry appeared first on Holly Group.

The Time is ‘Before’ to Cope with Hurricane-Related Storms of Forms

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Even though the physical storms are now largely scary, soggy memories, hurricanes Harvey and Irma will swamp many information professionals for months to come as a torrent of claim forms pours across their desks. Those who deal in paper will find themselves especially hard-pressed to keep up, not only because of the high volume of […]. The post The Time is ‘Before’ to Cope with Hurricane-Related Storms of Forms appeared first on Holly Group.

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