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Data Breach Living Wills: Information Theft Response and Recovery Plans

Why Prepare? The average total organizational cost of a data breach in the United States in 2015 was $6.8 million. [1] In 2016 alone, over 3,000 publicly disclosed data breaches have occurred so far, representing more than 2.2 billion compromised records. [2] In addition to the upfront...

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UnFUDding Cloud Content Management (a rant)

Yesterday (May 30, 2016) I read this article which contends that Box, Dropbox, and others are not content management platforms. I was considering not linking to the article and just putting up screen shots of the main points, but I decided on the link instead. The article is nothing but FUD ...


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The BA and the Shiny Objects

A few weeks ago I was approached about working with an organization to help them put together a new SharePoint 2013 site to replace the one they currently have (SP2010). The business unit that approached me is responsible for engaging with stakeholders when the company wants to build...


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Technology Doesn't Guarantee Success

There’s an old saying in car racing that goes something like “you can’t win the race in the first corner, but you can lose it.” There is a similar truth when talking about software. The right software will not fix your problems, but the wrong software will surely exacerbate them. This, then, is...


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Enterprise File Sync and Share - Not What You Think It Is

When Gartner came out with their Magic Quadrant for Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) back in July 2014 I laughed a little because I find the idea of an EFSS market, well, laughable. Yes, I know they put in a whole bunch of stuff about what could or should be part of the market, but boiled...



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An Insider’s View on Recognition Technology: Tips for Ensuring a Successful Implementation

Recognition technology has become the ‘ soup de jour’ for companies, organizations and government agencies around the globe who want to automatically process information from forms, checks, mail and other important business documents with greater speed and accuracy. The technology...

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Shacking Up - IT and RIM In Love

Back in June (2013) during the ARMA Canada Regional Conference I attended a pretty good session delivered by Emily Gusba (Information Management Lead, GCDOCS Implementation at Natural Resources Canada). Emily was accompanied by Trevor Banks and Julie Colgan (ARMA Int’l President,...

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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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Brooklyn Nets Are Occupying IT

NBA superstar point guard Deron Williams signed a new $98 million dollar contract with the Brooklyn Nets earlier this week. What makes this story of particular interest to informational professionals is that he signed it on an iPad using an app called, "SignNow." Immediately when...

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