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The NSA Doesn’t Have the Technology to Search Their Own eMails?

Do you have any business processes that drive you crazy because of the manual intervention required, manually intensive complexity (or stupidity), error prone results, or just because ‘that’s the way we’ve always done it’?

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The paradox of the fileplan

I remember a workshop I ran for a client, five years ago. We had brought together a group of colleagues from across their organization. My client was looking to develop and implement a corporate fileplan to organize their records. I had been a records manager for a decade, but I was new to...

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Is SharePoint alone, enough?

Organizations are facing the reality that electronic information is or can be a record and as such are now trying to address how they will manage this mounting mass. AIIM research and in discussions I have had with students in my classes, we find that many organizations are turning to SharePoint...

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Are SMBs Getting Forgotten?

Although we advanced professionals focus on cutting edge technologies, advanced hardware/software solutions, and sophisticated applications that work well in a corporate or large institution environment, the SMB companies rarely have needs for this level of system complexity and cost

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In Search of the History of Algorithms*

Faster algorithms are often more complicated, and implementers are often willing to accept a slower algorithm to avoid having to deal with complexity. But a faster algorithm is often not much more complicated, and dealing with slight added complexity is a small price to pay to avoid dealing with a slow algorithm

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Using Checklists to Get Things Right

David Weinberg in KMWorld agrees checklists can successfully reduce complexity one step at a time but cautions that “we like lists beyond their utility

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The Relationship of RIM and ECM in Governance Planning

Records management is complex and many records management initatives take forever to get off the ground (if they even do get off the ground) due to their complexity

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Leadership Vacuum for Records Management?

Align with IT – It is clear that many of the future challenges for records management will result from the complexity of the various repositories that contain electronic records

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Change Hurts! But You Can Prepare

Control through process reflects traditional project management phases—but note the last piece (nice to see it here): Life cycles and methodologies Project definition Contract and procurement management Project planning, execution, and tracking Change management Risk management Quality management Issue management Decision making Information management Control through metrics, which we should see mentioned more in the study materials for the ICRM test: Resource allocations and cost estimates Project deliverable benefits and value assessments Complexity Forecasted volume of output Measures of risk and uncertainty Project duration Finally, control through influence

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The Fundamentals of a Successful Records and Information Management Strategy (Part 1)

Add to this the complexity that many organizations add by expecting their user community to remember a complex records classifications scheme or other detailed metadata and you have a recipe for failure

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