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Why Vendor Should Support AIIM's CIP Program

AIIM just relaunched the Certified Information Professional (CIP) Program. This program is a good thing for the ECM (Enterprise Content Management) ecosystem, but it needs support from ECM vendors and their partners. Why should vendors and partners care? I’ll give you three reasons and they...

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The Information Professional - Advocate

Another important role of the Information Professional is that of content advocate. This is not a gatekeeper role. It’s a role that ensures the best solution for a particular case is implemented and that the content is managed within the guidelines of corporate standards. Information...

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The Information Professional – Diplomat

As people use more web and mobile applications in their personal lives, they’re expecting more out of technology in their professional lives. The role of the Information Professional has become even more important in these new buying cycles. The Information Professional is to minimize the costs...

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Own Your ECM Career

Did any of us choose enterprise content management (ECM) as our career path when we joined the workforce? While there are degree programs in information studies, I think most of our paths were accidental. While we may have accidently entered ECM, the decision to stay has been our own choice. ...

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CIP Nouveau

Prompted by the twin posts (do some scrolling and read in chronological order) from Jesse “Mr. CIP” Wilkins and the near death of the CIP, I figured I’d lay out a few thoughts … and here’s my post from when I learned of the death of the CIP (a week before its revival). I was really...


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I Earned My CIP

I wrote AIIM’s Certified Information Professional (CIP) exam in March 2015. Two hours to answer 100 multiple choice questions across six knowledge areas. I finished in 41 minutes. Frankly, I suggest that anyone who needs the entire two hours should probably not be working in any area related...


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The Night When Santa Visited An Information Manager

Twas the night before Christmas. I had the kids all nestled in their beds with dreams of santa and his presents in their heads. Myself, I could not sleep on this night. All the presents were wrapped and the cookies for Santa were eaten. My head was spinning as I sat there with my holiday...

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Let SharePoint Do That

Several weeks ago I wrote about the information policy document that we are creating for one of our newest SharePoint sites. The site consists of several libraries and lists, and we are working to define the various attributes of the site, each library and to establish the protocol for getting...

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A Challenge to Records and Information Managers

Every day we have two choices 1)Take a risk or 2)Play it safe. The same is true with records and information management. Too often the focus is placed on “records” and not “information.” In the past no one would fault a RIM staff for managing the risk they know. With...

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A Successful Records Manager Must Be a Knowledge Manager

A wise man once said, “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.” This is most true in information governance with regards to reference materials. Reference materials can cover a wide spectrum from articles and catalogs to copies of records that you are keeping as a point...

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