View From AIIM17: New Blood or Fresh Meat?

Like so many others, I have lots of nice things to say about last week’s AIIM17 conference in Orlando, FL. Energy levels were high, sessions were engaging, exhibitors seemed happy, and a good time was had by all.

However, rather than write yet another trip report on the subject (links to some are listed below), let me instead focus on one statistic AIIM kept bandying about: just under half of its attendees were first-timers.

I can’t decide if this is good news or bad. (more…)

Stuck in the Middle (of Information Management) With You

If you’re reading this, you already know how valuable it can be to better manage your organization’s business-critical information, and improve the business processes that make that information available to those who need it, when they need it. (Information governance to the rescue!)

If you’ve tried doing this, then you probably also know how hard it can be to convince your higher-ups that it’s worth the time and effort to achieve these outcomes – and you may have experienced resistance from the ranks as well, where the attitude tends to be: “What do you know about how I do my job?!”

The question then is, “how do I soften this rock and hard place so I don’t get squeezed in the process?” (more…)

Overcoming IG-Related Post-Election Stress Disorder

 

Can’t sleep.
Can’t sit still.
Can’t concentrate.

No doubt about it, I have Post-Election Stress Disorder (PESD).

  • I worry what any new policies will mean for my clients, especially those in highly-regulated industries (e.g., utilities).
  • I worry their concerns about the economy will lead to short-sighted decisions regarding long-term programs (like information governance).
  • I worry they’ll become defensive and withdrawn as any new directives require a distinct change in philosophy (e.g., more or less transparency during audits).

I beg you: put down the chalupa, back away from the ledge, and don’t worry, be happy. Whether your candidate won or lost, our IG-related PESD is nothing we can’t handle – together.