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Meet Andrew du Fresne!  Andrew is a Professor of Communication at Finlay University.  If you have not had a chance to meet and speak with Andrew at AIIM20,  please reach out to Andrew and introduce yourself here!  Name: Andrew du Fresne; Finlay, Ohio Position:   Manager; Adjunct Professor   Company:   University of Finlay How long have you worked in information management?  I have been in the information governance industry for about five years. Completed my doctorate in May. What does your work entail? Do you have company support? So, my doctorate entitled, the effectiveness of IG audits and organizations. So, what I do for my ...
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Meet Regina Martin!  Regina is a Records Manager/Operations Supervisor at Howard County Government.  Introduce yourself to Regina here . Name Regina Martin Position Records Manager/Operations Supervisor Company Howard County Government Where do you live in?  Columbia, Maryland How long have you worked in information management?  9 years What does your work entail? Do you have company support? How are you helping drive the goals of your office through your work? So, we actually scan, Howard County scans records, paper and electronic. So we have the operation, a small team of people, who are responsible for ingesting that into our ...
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MS Office and Office 365 have been around for some time now. However, now more than ever, our culture is now being reshaped based on ‘how’ we use our productivity tools. Communicating, collaborating on projects, and even getting rid of mind-numbing tasks, like typing a document, re-keying it into a spreadsheet, filing the new document, converting it to a PDF, and emailing it, have never been easier.   Here are Tumii’s nine Microsoft 365 tips to build an online etiquette within your workplace.   TEAMS for your team  MS Teams serves as your central communication vehicle for chat, email, and other collaborations. This is a great way to host ...
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April 28, 2020, Berlin. The PDF Association , a worldwide Berlin-based non-profit industry association, through its U.S. subsidiary PDF Association, Inc., is pleased to announce that it has been accredited by ANSI to serve as the U.S, Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Administrator for the U.S. TAG to ISO Technical Committee (TC) 171, Subcommittee (SC) 2 , that focuses on the PDF file format, PDF subsets (including PDF/A and PDF/UA) and related file formats. The role was previously held from 2017-2020 by the 3D PDF Consortium . The ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAG represents the United States at ISO meetings by developing and communicating votes ...
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I'm sure that your company is dealing with lots of rumors about policy changes, layoffs, furloughs, traffic stops, office closings, etc. due to COVID-19. Rumors can start unintentionally and increase fears and unnecessary conversations in your office, branch, region, and overall organization. To avoid these rumors and dangerous assumptions, start implementing organization-wide updates. Lead from the front and let the rumors fall behind. Let's discuss how you can efficiently communicate with your company as a whole, even during times of decentralization. Easy, Efficient Org-Wide COVID-19 Updates During very critical times, such as the circumstance ...
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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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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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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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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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A little test: The IT documentation you find in companies is up-to-date and reliable, isn’t it? The quality is high and required information is immediately available. Decisions in strategic questions are no problem at all, thanks to intelligent information. This also applies, for example, to decisions on cloud transformations or the integration/separation of IT organizations. Right? Not realistic? And if it is? What if intelligent information does work in IT? Let’s do a thought experiment: Imagine, for example, that your company buys another company and you are responsible for the integration of IT. You don’t have any information about the new IT. How ...
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Devon McCollum joined AIIM in 2018 after 15 years in the industry. He quickly jumped in by networking with others through AIIM's online community, VIP Lounges, and applying to share his expertise at AIIM19! He just returned from AIIM19, so we sat down to talk to him regarding his own successes, challenges, and advice for other professionals in the industry. If you have not yet connected with Devon, do so here ! Name: Devon McCollum Position: Corporate Records & Information Manager Company: Members 1 st Federal Credit Union Where do you live? Harrisburg, Pennsylvania How long have you worked in information management?: I have over 15 ...
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If you are like most of us, there is a certain amount of excitement about taking on a records or document management project when your organization has appointed you the project leader. You understand what is to be accomplished but where do you begin? The ECM Industry Standards Working Group 2, Trustworthy Document Management and Assessment created a project phases and activities checklist that will guide you through your project. The Project Phases and Activities Checklist will guide you through six functions in any records or document management project. This checklist is based on International Standards ISO 18829, Document management – Assessing ECM/EDRM ...
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This month at AIIM19 , Paul Lanois will be recognized as AIIM's Rising Star. A new leadership award category this year, the award is meant to recognize young professionals in our field. Paul is not only a rising star, but his accomplishments to date also make him a credible subject matter expert who has been more than generous in sharing his knowledge and experience, especially within the realm of privacy and protection, with members. If you haven't connected with him yet, please do so , especially if you want to talk privacy and data protection or emerging technologies--he's your guy!  Name         Paul Lanois Position     Director   Company   Fieldfisher ...
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The €50 million fine levied last week by the French National Commission on Informatics and Liberty (CNIL) against Google for violations of the GDPR has struck the tech industry with a resounding thunderclap, sending shockwaves that are being felt in boardrooms across the globe.  As the first significant penalty imposed against a major multinational technology company under the EU’s new GDPR regime, the hefty fine is widely viewed as a shot across the bow in the coming struggle between privacy regulators and big data aggregators about the scope of conduct that will be permitted under the new rules.  While surely intended as an instructive example to set the ...
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This month we caught up with AIIM19 speaker and CIP Angela Watt. She shared more on her work, accomplishments, how she attained her CIP (at AIIM18) and more on what she's sharing on at AIIM19. We are so impressed by Angela's ability to create and support community, if you haven't connected with her yet, please so here and be sure to reach out in person at AIIM19. Name: Angela Watt, CIP Position: Information Management Advisor Company: City of Spruce Grove Where do you live in? Edmonton, Alberta How long have you worked in information management?   I love this question because it’s fun for me to answer.  My original background is in Library Sciences, ...
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Now it's all available - slides, videos, and multimedia presentations of the first Content Services Stage event at IFRAexpo & DCXexpo 2018 in Berlin ( https://www.project-consult.de/comment/6259#comment-6259 ). The documentation covers the second day of the Content Services Stage, which focussed on Content Services, especially on CSP Content Services platforms, as defined by the former ECM (Enterprise Content Management) and current IIM (Intelligent Information Management) industry. Many thanks to Míša Adámková and Ladislaus Scholtes from Slideslive for the multimedia presentations, Richard Reed and Paul Caspers for the Theum publication, Alena Kluge ...
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Earlier today we sent out a call for subject matter experts (SMEs) for the 2019 update to the Certified Information Professional (CIP) exam. A couple of potential SMEs indicated that they wanted to participate, but weren't sure they had the time. So here's what I sent to one of them, and wanted to share with other potential SMEs. The exam development process needs highly qualified SMEs for these four primary tasks: Develop the exam blueprint Develop exam questions Review exam questions Set the passing or cut score 1. Develop the exam blueprint.  We are drafting a job task survey (JTA) now as well as a very rough exam blueprint. We'll be ...
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Before heading to Ecuador for the holidays, Elisa García-Morales met with us to share more about her work, excitement for IIM, and achievements. Elisa has been quite active in the AIIM community through WIIM, Standards, and GDPR. If you have yet to connect with her, please do so here . Elisa Garcia-Morales, Founder,  INFORAREA . Consultores en Información y Documentación Where do you live in? Madrid, Spain How long have you worked in information management?  More than 30 years!!! I started in the field of libraries and paper archives. I founded my first company in 1984 and since the late 80's I participated in the introduction of computer technologies ...
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Jeff has been a member of AIIM for years--active in AIIM conferences, his local NCC chapter, and the online community. Involved in the Finance (Investment) sector, Jeff's expertise in records management and IG has recently pushed AIIM to think about new emerging technologies, such as Fintech, and its impact on IIM. Look for the conversations, but if you have not yet connected with Jeff, do  so here !  Name        Jeff Lewis Position    Information Governance Manager Company  SOL capital management company  Where do you live in? Frederick, MD How long have you worked in information management?  I started out working in paper archives in 2005 and ...
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No stranger to this community, we are happy to share more of Renee Tucker's story this month in our Member Spotlight. Renee has been an advocate of training for her team at the Central Bank of The Bahamas--connecting them with AIIM membership, training, and the large AIIM conferences. An early supported of the now Privacy and Protection Community, formerly GDPR, Renee understands that the AIIM community is only as strong as its active members--so appreciate the support and knowledge sharing Renee! If you haven't connected with her yet, please reach out ! Position:  Senior Records Officer Company:  Central Bank of The Bahamas Where do you live in? ...
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