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Information Without Governance Is Like A Kid With Free Reign To The Cookie Jar

Everyone wants information, but no one wants records. The problem with records is that they are inactive, locked in a cabinet and no longer serve a business purpose. Information is active and can go places where records cannot go, such as the cloud and to mobile. Records are tightly managed...

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Why Empowerment Is Job One Of Information Governance

I am glad that my job title is “Records Management Program Manager” and not “Records Manager.” The problem with “Records Managers” is they perpetuate the problem that records management is the job of an individual or a department. Records management, when...

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Creating a RIM Culture of Adaptability

Today’s records manager needs to view the world through the perspective of an entrepreneur. One of the best books that I have read on records management is actually not a records management book, but about Silicon Valley and applying the principles of a start-up to your career so that you...

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Why All RIM Professionals Should Obtain The CIP

I am big advocate of the Information Governance Reference Model . In the IGRM it outlines four key players and they are RIM, legal, IT and business. As I have been studying the IGRM it has recently dawned on me that a Certified Information Professional is crucial for implementation. One of...

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The i-Effect

One of the most fun, and time-consuming, things I’ve worked on in the past year has been C-Change whitepaper focusing on the impact of consumerization on IT that Thornton May wrote. During the process of attending the Executive Leadership Council meetings from which the whitepaper was...

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In Praise of IT Directors: Why Expertise Still Matters

Gartner recently came out with its top predictions for 2012 , highlighting “how the control of technology and technology-driven decisions is shifting out of the hands of IT organizations.” Analysts Daryl Plummer and Peter Middleton write that “the forces of cloud...

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