Information Governance - An #infochat on January 29

By Bryant Duhon posted 01-21-2014 17:21

For those of you who missed the original #infochat; here's a recap.

The return of the #infochat. Our topic for January 29 at 1 ET will be governance. For too long, governance has been viewed (well, mostly ignored) as a necessary evil or simply paid lip service.

Yet, when it comes to information governance this seems . . . stupid. In an information-based economy, when employees rely upon having the right information available to them to do their jobs, why wouldn’t you want to have effectively information governance?

We have four fantastic panelists lined up for this #infochat. They’ll share their practical advice and insight into the real reasons you need to create and manage your content through an information governance policy.


1. Overcoming resistence to information governance.

2. Determining ROI for the bean-counters.

3. The real value of governing information.

4. YOUR QUESTIONS! Add you questions to the comments below; email me at; or send them to me on Twitter: @AIIMcmty

Monica Crocker has her head in the clouds when it comes to information governance. Twitter: @Rec_Rocker




Nick Inglis has been talking about governance with a SharePoint slant for years. Twitter: @nickinglis



Chris Walker likes PHIGs (that’s Principals of Holistic Governance) -- and is the artistic force behind the lead image in this post. Twitter: @chris_p_walker



Jeff Lewis has metadata in mind. Twitter: @Info_Currency


You can meet and talk with Monica, Nick, and Chris at AIIM 2014 in Orlando, FL from April 1 – 3. Get ready for the #infochat by reading their #AIIM14 preview articles.

PHIGs Take Phlyte by Christian Walker

Governance in the Midst of Chaos: Maintaining “Control” in the Face of Social, Mobile, and the Cloud by Nick Inglis

A Walk in the Clouds (Without the Bad Acting by Keanu Reeves) by Monica Crocker

Metadata Everywhere - And Why It Matters to You by Jeff Lewis

What’s a Tweet Jam

Musicians jam together by riffing off of a common theme; playing off of each other to create something unique and learning from each other as they do. With Twitter, we can do the same, 140 characters at a time. A tweet jam is a fast-paced conversation around a topic. It is simply a time and a place to gather on Twitter around a hashtag topic and learn from each other. Anyone can ask, or answer, a question.

What’s the AIIM Infochat (#infochat to follow the discussion. The best way I’ve found to follow one of these is Sign in using your twitter handle, type 

ideas/strategy/tips/suggestions/tools/trends, and emerge a little bit more knowledgeable at the other end of the hour. While we know it’s only 140 characters at a time, we want to generate questions and discussions about how to REALLY make the business processes work

How Do I “Watch?”
It’s easy. Log in to Twitter (or your favorite Twitter front end; I like Hootsuite). Then use the hashtag #infochat into the box at the top of the screen, and tweetchat will follow the discussion – best of all, without you having to remember to put in the hashtag every time you write a new tweet.


We do have a few rules

1.     Have fun. Tweetchats are fast-paced and fun. Dive in, ask questions, respond to comments you agree/disagree with – don’t be a wallflower (Twitflower? Chatflower? Whatever, come on in, the water’s fine.)

2.     Don’t sell and keep focused on the topic. Anyone, from any organization is welcome to #infochat with us. But, in the confines of the #infochat, while I’m sure your product is the best thing since bacon salt, no one cares. If you do sell/mention your product, you will be ignored and/or mocked.

3.     Stay focused. We’ll do one of these nearly every week (and AIIM has webinars on a variety of topics too); so we’ll touch on many topics throughout the year. Stay on topic. Visit our community on LinkedIn if you’d like to start a conversation on a different topic.

4.     Questions are numbered. Q1, Q2, etc. Please label responses to the question, A1, A2, etc. In a hectic environment, this does help keep track.

a.     Q1 What did you have for lunch today? #infochat

b.     A1 I wanted to have a meat pizza dipped in batter and deep fried, but I had a salad with low-fat dressing instead. #infochat

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