Tuesday, January 26, 2016

InfoGov 2016: The State of Enterprise Information



The information experts at Optismo and InfoGovCon have published a new report called "Information Governance 2016: The State of Enterprise Information (Part 1)". This important research paints a bleak picture of Information Governance maturity in today's enterprises.

I was excited to see one of my responses quoted in this research:
InfoGovCon: "Do you believe the term 'Enterprise Content Management' is still helpful or still has meaning?"

Kevin: "As an ECM expert, I say it needs to morph fully into Enterprise Information Management and encompass all information: data, content, records, and knowledge from every source and system."

Download InfoGovCon's research to see all the findings in this report.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Speaking at AIIM16


At this year's AIIM Conference, I will be speaking on SharePoint planning for user adoption:

Don't Make Us Think: Getting SharePoint to be Useful, Usable, and Used
SharePoint is infamous for being unuseful, unusable, and unused. But the fault is not in the technology—usually, it is a failure to adequately plan and execute practical business solutions that causes SharePoint projects to flounder. It's about user adoption: people need to do their jobs without having to think about how the tools work. In this session, we will explore how to make SharePoint useful, usable, and used through simple information architecture and governance.

The AIIM Conference is in New Orleans on April 26-28, 2016. I hope to see you there!

Raise your hand if you're excited about AIIM16!

Friday, December 18, 2015

AIIM Saves the CIP

In the past week, AIIM has killed off and since resurrected the Certified Information Professional (CIP). I'm very excited that they decided to keep it. Read my take:

The Certified Information Professional (CIP) Lives Again!

Thank you, AIIM, for listening, and keeping this important Information Management certification.

Monday, November 16, 2015

No, Technology Can’t Solve Your Information Problems

Note: This is an excerpt from a post I published on LinkedIn Pulse. Read the full post.

You see the vendor sales pitches all the time: “Our innovative technology products will solve all of your information problems and make you look super smart!” Balderdash!

The solution to your business information problems are things technology vendors cannot sell you in a box or digital download.

Is technology part of the solution to your information problems? Of course it is. I am not suggesting we go back to stone tablets and smoke signals here. But the critical parts of the solution to your business information problems are things technology vendors cannot sell you in a box or digital download. IT is not the solution to information problems any more than calculators are the solution to financial problems.

To overcome information chaos, you must define your Information Strategy, Architecture, and Governance. Your organization has to define these, perhaps with the help of one or more information management consultants. You need to move from being IT-focused to being information management focused—with IT taking an important but supportive role.

Your information strategy, architecture, and governance provide the comprehensive set of business requirements that should define your IT solutions.

Read the full post.