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Too much vs. not enough - creating social collaboration usage guidelines

There has been much talk around the web about the importance of creating social media guidelines to clarify how organisations expect their employees to behave when posting on public social networks or communities (either in their personal or professional capacity). However, this issue is...

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A Simple Model for Information Governance, Part 3 of 3

Introduction In the previous installments (January 17 and January 26, 2014), I discussed my difficulties with the current definitions of “Information Governance,” a hierarchical view of Governance and Management, and the nature of the activities at each level. This installment looks...

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A Simple Model for Information Governance, Part 2 of 3

Introduction In the first installment of this piece, on January 17, I introduced “Information Governance,” and the squishiness of the term. Do people use “Governance” because it is more theoretical, loftier, sexier, or current, or does it sell more product or services...

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A Simple Model for Information Governance, Part 1 of 3

Introduction As I looked for a textbook to use for a course I am teaching to MBA students at Rice University on Information Governance, I discovered that, while many books have “Information Governance” in the title, none of them really matched with my own working definition of the...

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Everybody Needs to Know

Who are your information workers? Who needs to know about things like metadata and taxonomy and tagging and search terms? Who needs to understand workflows and retention periods and legal holds and the declaration of records? Who needs to know the difference between PDF and PDF/A? OK, anyone who...

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Policy and Procedure Acknowledgement- The Commitment

[Preface: Policy and Procedure Management-A lot Like Dating & “Policy Distribution- Ready to Meet the Parents?” ] The Ultimate Commitment Once you’ve created, reviewed and distributed company policies and procedures you have reached the last phase of the policy...

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“Policy Distribution- Ready to Meet the Parents?”

[preface: "Policy Management, A lot Like Dating" Creation-Part I] “The Next Step” Like in most healthy and sustainable relationships, the policy and procedure process needs to progress to the “next level.” After careful planning, drafting and reviewing for...

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Policy and Procedure Management-A lot Like Dating

Policy and Procedure Management-A lot Like Dating Creation-Part I Although the main objectives are always pretty simple, policy and procedure management is a complicated task and often times can be difficult to fully grasp and understand. Keeping up with your company’s commitment to...

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Defining Compliance for Your Organization

This is a guest post by Dana Simberkoff, AvePoint Vice President of Risk Management & Compliance. (Note: This is part of our series “Collaborate with Confidence”. Previous posts: SharePoint Governance: Putting Your Plan into Action ) According to Merriam Webster ...

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For the Children

Last Week , I described my effort to begin crafting an Information Policy that will apply to one of our most recent SharePoint solutions. Eventually, I hope to have a collection of these policies bundled into a comprehensive information policy for our company. That may not happen in the 5 to 7...

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