Please Stand By

When Improving Processes, Anticipate Circumstances Beyond Your Control

We spend a lot of time advocating for process improvement everywhere we can – the proven thinking being that even ...
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The View from Alfresco Analyst Day 2019, NYC

4 Signs Alfresco Is All Growed Up

Being an information consultant/analyst is a lot like being a parent in that I get to watch companies come into ...
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Open Government Today: “The Harder I Work, The Behinder I Get”

This 3-Minute Drill troubleshoots a typical municipality's information challenges as it strives to meet its Open Government commitment. TL:DR Chances ...
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Kevin Parker in ARMA's Information Management

Why Information Architecture is VITAL to Information Governance

Our very own Kevin Parker has written another stellar piece on the importance of information architecture to information governance. You ...
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Simplified IG blockchain process

Blockchain is Real, But Still Not for Everybody

I have conversations every day with people who believe either (a) blockchain is just another overhyped new technology being foisted ...
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Bridge from Current State to Future State

Start Your Information Journey With A Step Backwards

You say you’re tired of not being able to find the information you’re looking for. You say you're concerned the ...
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Perspective Check – Anticipation 2019

It’s 2019, and Steve Weissman anticipates and addresses a number of key themes for the new year: [Time mark] - ...
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When It Comes to PII, Santa’s Got Nothing Over Amazon

Amazon this week announced new software that, as described by The Wall Street Journal, “can read patient records and other ...
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Speaking Of: (Not Your Father’s) Capture

Information capture has come a long way, baby! From stuffing paper through a scanner to taking pictures in the literal ...
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Search is Everything is Search

Search is Becoming Everything, And Vice Versa

I’ve just come out of a series of discussions on the issue of records preservation, and one of my take-aways ...
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Are You Ever Finished With Information Governance?

We at Holly Group spend our days working with clients to help them improve their Current State of information and ...
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Map and Compass

Need an Information Roadmap? First Know Where You Are

Throughout my years of working with organizations on their information management and technology initiatives, I have often heard clients and ...
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Doing Information Right: Where Do I Begin?

If there’s one thing we know about doing information right – which is to say, improving the care and feeding ...
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The GDPR for the Little Guy (or Gal)

What is the GDPR? The GDPR is the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, and as the EU’s new take ...
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Perspective Check: Context is Everything in InfoGov

If you’ve ever used Google to help you find a new infogov technology solution, then you know how every one ...
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Only dead fish go with the flow

Legacy Content Migration: The Crowd Has it Wrong

A few weeks ago, I used this space to wonder how top-of-mind content migration is among organizations whose legacy solutions ...
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Migration Iceberg

Legacy Content Migration: Urgent Need is Largely Invisible

Fun fact: an estimated 75% of today’s content management solutions were installed before the year 2010 – meaning that most ...
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InfoGov Expectations Can Be Problematic

There is very little doubt that infogov technology can do all sorts of amazing things: it can help us find ...
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Perspective Check: InfoGov Short Cuts

Sorry, kids, but there just aren’t any more short-cuts to good information governance than there are in serious mountaineering. The ...
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Management by Magazine (InfoGov Edition)

Today, on Perpective Check: The truth and consequences of your boss flipping through the pages of a magazine and saying, ...
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Speaking of: Blockchain (with Alan Pelz-Sharpe)

If a picture is worth 1000 words, then what’s a 15-minute video worth? Tons, especially when the subject is blockchain, ...
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Bitcoin ≠ Blockchain

Seems like not an hour goes by that I don’t see a headline about the soaring value of bitcoin – ...
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Papers blowing

The Time is ‘Before’ to Cope with Hurricane-Related Storms of Forms

Even though the physical storms are now largely scary, soggy memories, hurricanes Harvey and Irma will swamp many information professionals ...
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Is Your Information Governance Mostly Sound and Fury?

“It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." Shakespeare penned these words as ...
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5 Steps to Information Governance Success

To hear some people tell it, the future of information governance is a complex, frightening place to ponder. The volume ...
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If It Ain’t Broke, Fix it Anyway

When speaking of technology and information governance, we often are told that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” – ...
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Governance is Always Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

There’s a disturbing trend in the information governance profession that needs to stop now, namely the tendency to apologize for ...
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