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Name Brooke Sales-Lee Position Corporate Services Specialist Company Interac Corp. Where do you live? I live in Toronto, Ontario and I'm a Canadian-American dual citizen with roots in California, Ontario, and Portugal.  How long have you worked in information management?  Two and a half years.  After leaving an academic career, I found myself thrown into the world of Records and Information Management in a new job at Interac, the fintech company responsible for every debit transaction in Canada. What does your work entail? Do you have company support? How are you helping drive the goals of your office through your work? We’ve been working ...
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Developing a new product can be a very challenging undertaking. Not only does one have to produce a product that addresses a market concern and functions the way it claims to, they also have to successfully market and promote the product to their target market. It is likely that at some point in the development cycle a product developer will need to enlist outside help. Here we will go over the situations in which it is most likely that one will need outside help when developing new products . Materials Development: It is very common that during the development of a new product a novel type of material or technology will need to be created ...
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Name Julia Mewbourne          Position Manager, Records Management & Imaging Services Company Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Where do you live in? Los Angeles, CA How long have you worked in information management?  20+ years What does your work entail? Do you have company support? How are you helping drive the goals of your office through your work? We ensure the safe and reliable delivery of water to 19 million people in Southern California.  I provide the support for engineering drawing, public records requests, and manage the archive and library services.  I am very fortunate to have the organization’s support ...
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Our methodology sets our customers up for success We hear you: consolidating legacy systems and migrating to the cloud can be a challenge. How do we make it less risky and less expensive? Will our solutions be worth it? At Zia Consulting , we developed a clear-cut, five-step methodology that we take with every project presented to us:  discovery ,  diagnostic ,  design ,  delivery , and  delight . By covering all of our bases, we gain a true understanding of your organization’s migration and transformation challenges. Hopefully, you'll find this approach to be helpful. 1. Discovery First, we identify your organization’s real pain before recommending ...
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Cutting costs does not mean sacrificing business growth, at least not anymore. By providing an array of effective cost-cutting options, technological advancements have made it easier for businesses of all kinds to reduce their costs. But while technology has impacted how we do business today, informed decision making remains vital to business growth. As such, the success of your business might be determined by the types of technology you decide to use and how you choose to implement them. To help improve your chances of success, here are five ways you can use technology to cut your business costs. 1. Embrace the cloud Entrepreneurs once had to store data ...
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Family caregiving is something we lend little thought to until it becomes a reality in our lives. Overnight, you could find yourself having to take care of your elderly parents, an ill spouse, or a disabled child. How will you manage?   To be a good family caregiver, you need to know that it will require love and loyalty, which is most often accompanied by little visible reward. However, your time and patience are some of the greatest gifts you can give to a loved one in need of care. But that shouldn’t mean that caregiving should adversely affect your mental and physical health.   The case for assessing family caregiver needs   The ...
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Who met Arlette at AIIM19?  She's full of knowledge and her eagerness to apply what she's learned from the sessions is contagious.  Arlette is the Global Records & Information Manager at Iron Mountain.  If you haven't connected with Arlette before, please do so here! Name: Arlette Walls Position: Global Records & Information Manager Company: Iron Mountain Where do you live in?  I work remotely from San Diego, CA How long have you worked in information management?  I joined Iron Mountain in December 2018, with 15 years of experience, primarily in the biotech industry, leading global and cross-functional initiatives in records management, ...
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This article aims to draw attention to the increasing importance of Technical Writers / Information Managers (m/f/d) and highlight the features of these job descriptions. As well as this, it offers an overview of possible developments and recommended qualifications. To improve readability, the following does not include the supplement “m/f/d”. Use the comments to let the community know which certifications you think are important for a Technical Writer or Information Manager.   The Technical Writer. The professional title "Technical Writer" was coined by Tekom (Gesellschaft für Technische Kommunikation) in collaboration with the Federal Labour ...
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Meet Dario!  Dario has a wealth of knowledge in Information Management and is eager to start networking!   If you haven't connected with Dario, please do so here . Name   Dario Finardi Position   CTO and new-product manager at GEAR.it  Company   GEAR.it Where do you live in?   Reggio Emilia, Italy How long have you worked in information management?  Generally speaking, I work in Information Management from the time I was graduating in Physics in 1998.  At the very beginning as a technician, I was working on data collection and analysis. Then I moved to data accessibility and usability. Now I’m more a decision-maker in document flow analysis and ...
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Self-employment is the dream for most working-class citizens and some are already starting their businesses. Setting your own shifts and not working under constant pressure from demanding employers sounds very convenient. However, some have been wondering if it is the right time to do so as many concerns race through their minds. So, how do you know when to leave your job and start your own business? Here are five signs that show if it’s time to be your own boss. If you don’t stop thinking about it When the thought of being your own boss and envisioning your business won’t stop, it probably means it is meant to be. If you also don’t stop thinking ...
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You did it - you passed the CIP exam. Congratulations! So how can you make the most of your newly acquired credential - and how can we help to make it more valuable to you? Here are a few things you can do - and some things we're working on as well that maybe you can help with. Recertify. The first thing you can do as a CIP to help ensure its growth and success is to stay a CIP by recertifying. After all, in the end it's the number and visibility of current CIPs that will make the CIP certification more valuable. We are very flexible in what we accept for CEUs - generally the only requirement is that the event or resource is related to CIP or information ...
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In case you missed it, we offer digital badges for the CIP program through  Accredible . If you've been a CIP for a while, we sent instructions out on August 1, 2018. Since then, every new CIP gets set up on Accredible within a week or so of passing the exam. Either way, you will receive an email with instructions on how to accept the digital badge, how to share via social or email, how to add to your LinkedIn profile, etc. You can also download and/or print the certificate, which includes the official date you originally passed the CIP exam. You can see my Accredible badge and certificate here:  https://www.credential.net/06wb2kdv These digital badges ...
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  Dan is one of our newest members!  I'm really grateful that he jumped on board so quickly to be spotlighted as the member of the month.  Dan is eager to start building relationships with our AIIM Tribe and taking advantage of education and training.    Take a moment to meet Dan! Name Dan Beck Position Director of Commercial Sales Company IQBG, Inc. Where do you live in?  Austin, Texas How long have you worked in information management?  Over ten years in consulting and professional services, supply chain, information management, and software. What does your work entail? Do you have company support? How are you helping ...
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Global Trends & Developments in Germany Nobody would have expected this development if technical writers had been asked 10 years ago: The job description has undergone far-reaching changes and has grown in importance across all industry sectors. “Documentation” was generally regarded as a very dry, quite boring subject. Latest trends and technologies, however, have brought about significant change. Definitely a gratifying development for technical writers. Their work has grown in importance and regard. But why is that? Will that trend continue? What changes will technical writers be facing? What will be his future responsibilities in the process ...
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The end goal of any business is to maximize its profitability. To accomplish this, a company needs to run efficiently. Efficiency means that there is little or no wastage of resources in the way the business operates.   Accomplishing total efficiency is easier said than done. It requires careful planning beforehand and monitoring afterward. Streamlining a business requires several steps:   Evaluating and analyzing all the business operations in their entirety. Planning how waste can be minimized. Implementing plans and monitoring the results.   Once a business is streamlined, it starts to operate profitably. Here are some ideas for ...
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Even when you have a foolproof plan, there’s always a chance you will end up facing some obstacles you couldn’t have foreseen. This is why you should constantly work on your problem-solving skills. If you let yourself be caught off guard, you’ll have a hard time solving the actual issue. Although it is sometimes impossible for you to predict what will go wrong, preparing for different scenarios will help you stay calm and focused on solving the problem. In order to ensure you can overcome any obstacle, here are some great ways to identify and solve business problems quicker. Define the Problem Clearly Before you even start thinking about possible ...
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Get to know your AIIM Tribe.  Eduardo Ortiz is an Analyst in Records & Information Management at CenterPoint Energy Company in Houston!  I've had the pleasure of speaking with Eduardo a few times and he's definitely good energy and loves what he does:)  If you haven't connected with Eduardo before, please do so here .  Name  Eduardo Ortiz Position  Analyst, Records & Information Management Company  CenterPoint Energy Company Where do you live in? Houston, Texas How long have you worked in information management?  3 years What does your work entail? Do you have company support? How are you helping drive the goals of your office through ...
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John Mancini desenvolveu mais um dos seus tradicionais relatórios para a indústria de IIM. O relatório  Modernizing the Information Toolkit - Building an Effective Strategy for Content Integration and Migration aponta entre outros dados interessantes que cerca de 40% das organizações possuem à esta altura CINCO ou mais soluções de ECM. Consequentemente, a migração de conteúdo para estruturas e ferramentas mais modernas torna-se cada vez mais crítica. Boa leitura! https://info.aiim.org/building-an-effective-strategy-for-content-integration-and-migration?utm_campaign=MI.Building%20an%20Effective%20Strategy%20for%20Content%20Integration%20and%20Migration.IW ...
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Whenever we ask AIIM Members what, or who they want to hear from when AIIM delivers content the response 9 out of 10 times is   “Real-world stories from people like me”! Now, that’s easier said than done, as many times we don’t know the fabulous work you are doing in your organization; The projects you have successfully managed and the $$ of savings recognized; The training you developed to share with your organization; The cuddly toy that is now the companies RM mascot! What we would like to do is a create a method where you can tell us about those successes; lessons learned; experiments; or perhaps the mistakes; the challenges or even the ...
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Who met Bernadette at AIIM19?! Her energy was so contagious, we had to share it with those who might have missed her. Bernadette is the Document Control Manager at MGM Resorts Design & Development--she's also a brilliant dancer:) If you haven't connected with Bernadette before, please do so here .  Name Bernadette Dunigan Position Document Control Manager Company MGM Resorts Design & Development Where do you live in? Henderson, NV (about 15min south of Las Vegas) How long have you worked in information management?  A little over 12years What does your work entail? Do you have company support? How are you helping drive the goals ...
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