Monday, April 7, 2014

AIIM Resource List Posted at AIIM 2014 Conference

I attended the AIIM 2014 Conference last week.  It was an excellent meeting with stellar speakers and great opportunities to network.  On the app that AIIM provided for attendees to use during the meeting, they provided the following AIIM toolkits and training resources to assist in managing your organization's information.  You will need to sign in and download most of these but I am sure you will find them very informative and useful.

4 Business Drives for Electronic Records Management

8 Steps to an Effective Social Business Strategy

9 Keys to Taxonomy Success

A Few Tips to Manage Records With SharePoint 2013

Checklist for ECM Success - 14 Steps

ECM in the Information Age

How Ready is Your Organization for Change?

Information Chaos Infographic

Information Chaos v Information Opportunity

Information Governance: It's Time to Modernize

Managing Content in the Cloud

Records Management Governance in Twelve Steps

Waste Disposal -It's OK to Get Rid of Content You Don'T Need

The New Mobile Reality

AIIM Business Process Management Training

AIIM Electronic Content Management Training

AIIM Enterprise Content Management

AIIM Information Governance Training

AIIM Managing Records in SharePoint Training

AIIM Professional Membership

AIIM SharePoint for Collaboration Training

AIIM Training Datasheet

Friday, March 14, 2014

Join the Majority. Start a Records and Information Mgmt. Program

A recent survey conducted by Cohasset Associates, Inc. indicated that the majority (87%) of organizations have a records and information management program. Although the majority of organizations have a program, 13% of organizations do not have a program in today's world of compliance and risk management.

The survey indicated that 90% of small organizations (less than 5,000 employees) have a records retention schedule. It is hard for me to believe that for whatever reason 10% of organizations do not have a records retention schedule.

A records retention schedule is the foundation of any records and information/ governance program. I encourage these organizations to jump on board and start a records and information program.  There are so many good resources to tap into to assist in getting the program started.  There are professional organizations such as ARMA and AIIM, consultants, vendors, blogs, etc.

I offer the following advice from my blog archives:

Why your Organization Needs a Program

Starting a Records Management Program

Develop a Records Retention Schedule with Affordable Software

Feel free to comment or email me.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Join the ranks of Certified Information Professionals

As many of you know,  I direct a Records Management and Archives Department.  As a Director it is my responsibility to work in collaboration with my staff to develop career development goals each year.  This year I am recommending they pursue AIIM’s Certified Information Professional (CIP) training and certification. AIIM does not intend the CIP to be a replacement for the deep dive training in the specifics of records and archives management; rather the point of the CIP is to place this deep dive technical knowledge within a context. A Records Manager needs to be an expert in records management and an Archivist needs to be an expert in archives management, but they also need to understand how records management and archives relate to live documents, social media, cloud computing, tablets, and business processes.  The CIP offers a broader skill set than what is traditionally found in Records Management and Archive Departments. The CIP covers topics such as enterprise search, business process management, master data management, knowledge management, content management, collaboration, social media, etc.  

Why Records and Archives staff should pursue the CIP? The CIP will help:
  • Enhance your existing skills and develop new ones to become more relevant and competitive in the marketplace. You will be able gain knowledge in six domain areas across the spectrum of content and information management: Access/Use; Capture/Manage; Collaborate/Deliver; Secure/Preserve; Architecture/Systems; Plan/Implement. You will improve your understanding of the management, utilization and application of information and social and mobile assets.
  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of all information assets, not just records.
  • Prepare you to become more involved in the planning phase of projects.
  • Better equip you to handle the explosion of electronic records.
  • Assist you in working in collaboration with IT Managers and staff.
  • You gain a better understanding of the core concepts associated with information management.

 Learn more about making the CIP part of your career development path and continuous learning.