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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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We're getting close to our November Virtual Event and we have an exciting announcement! As a "Thank You", we're going to be giving away two Emerging Technologies training courses on Robotic Process Automation (RPA). That's $220 worth of AIIM training for free! To be eligible, simply register and attend our free Virtual Event on Thursday, November 8th from 11am-3pm EST . At the end, we will select two winners at random from the list of attendees- that's it! We're so excited for you to join us and have put together an impactful day of learning to get you started on the #1 transformation driver: digitalizing core business processes. To learn more and sign up, ...
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Former chapter leader and now organizer of the member-led Office 365 SIG, Craig Shogren has been dedicated to helping people connect through AIIM.  I personally met Craig almost 10 years ago--his support, industry knowledge, and leadership roles have truly aided the community and exhibit the best aspects of what AIIM stands for. So happy to share a little more of his story here. If you haven't connected yet, please do so here . And if using Office365, help start the conversation in the new member-led group .   Name Craig Shogren Position Manager, Information Governance Company HBR Consulting Group   Where do you live in? Des Moines, Iowa ...
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With a little more than 3 months left of 2018, many businesses are focusing on what goals they want to achieve in the New Year. While some have talked of digital transformation, there are still an alarming number of workplaces that have yet to fully embrace digitizing paper documents and processing digital documents. Make no mistake- if you want to achieve digital transformation and you haven’t taken the leap into capturing documents, the time is now and we’re here to help! I invite you to watch our webinar on demand: “It All Starts Here— Effectively Capturing Paper and Digital Documents in your Existing Applications”. You can expect to learn best practices ...
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New releases, events, and community announcements for members this May! New Professional Development Video Series 5/1  Cloud First? Maybe Not: Why a Hybrid Cloud Approach Offers Greater Versatility 5/14-5/17 Modern Records Manager Master Class - Washington, DC 5/14-5/17 Modern Records Manager Master Class - Amsterdam, Netherlands 5/15  Find Your Power in the Cloud: Reconciling Business Processes, Collaboration, and Control 5/16: Member VIP Lounge: Practical Uses of AI 5/29  Digital & Paper: Minimize Risk and Embrace Opportunity Through Digital Transformation Upcoming Chapter Events Member Spotlight: ...
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Missed the emailed copy of your monthly member newsletter? Access the online versions here. Each first Thursday of the month, AIIM helps you better engage with your membership with its newsletter updates. Learn about: New Member-Only Content Releases Monthly Member Webinar Topic (VIP Lounge) Featured Members Latest Online Discussions New Member Communities Quick and easy to digest, take some time to connect with the content, events, and members featured. July 2019 June 2019 May 2019 April 2019 March 2019 February 2019 January 2019 December 2018 November 2019 October 2018 September 2018 August 2018 July 2018 June ...
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​ Records management and   information governance   are interlocking disciplines that share similar goals: to create and enforce a disciplined process of handling records at every stage from initial acquisition to archive or destruction. But the pressures on the two groups are different enough to occasionally bring them into conflict. That’s why relationship management is becoming one of many key skills for records managers. Information governance is about strategy while records management is about execution. Governance creates a framework for controlling information to meet compliance guidelines, minimizing legal risk and meeting the information needs ...
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If you have not yet connected with one of AIIM's largest supporters, please do so! Former AIIM LA President and President of Hatchwork Solutions, Jimar has built his career around helping people automate their processes,  the most important step of your digital transformation. Expertise and enthusiasm, Jimar is the person you want to spend hours with geeking out about IM. Connect here or via LinkedIn .  Name: Jimar Garcia Position: Founder and President Company: HatchWork Solutions Where do you live in? Orange County, California – just outside of San Juan Capistrano How long have you worked in information management?  I started working in ...
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