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Grow Your ECM Career

April 18, 2017

I can’t put a value on how important my ECM (Enterprise Content Management) network has been.  Your network can be a support system when you’re trying to get through project hurdles, a reviewer for when you’re looking at changing a strategy and a source of a new opportunity if that need arises.  Your network goes… Read More ›

Why Employers Should Support Continuing Education

Why the Certified Information Professional is Important. I’ve been part of a debate for a little while around continuing education.  I’m a fan of owning one’s own ECM career and posted on this before, but organizations also need to support their staff.   I think continuing education is critical and all too often most services organizations… Read More ›

Information Professionals – Why do we stay?

I really enjoyed Pie’s article, “What is an Information Professional?”  His research on where many of us came from and what we wanted to be was interesting.  In his close, he asked for the story of our start.  It got me thinking.  Isn’t the more interesting question for any Information Professional, why do we stay? Being an… Read More ›

ECM Take Away from Text Analytics World

Coming out of the April 2016 AIIM conference, I’ve had a renewed interested in text analytics.  There were a few sessions and a growing interest in text analytics.  It seemed that Information Professionals were being asked by their managers for examples to find value in their content repositories.  Unfortunately there were no use cases to… Read More ›

IMHO 411 on TLA’s (or Enough with the Acronyms)

I have a love hate relationship with Marketing.  I’ve met a lot of great marketing people over the years.  Every year I’ve learned a new thing or two.  What I’ve really learned is to spot bad marketing.  Usually I just ignore it, but since I have a vehicle to vent my frustration, here goes.

The Information Professional – Software Diplomat

As people use more web and mobile applications in their personal lives, they’re expecting more out of technology in their professional lives. The role of the Information Professional has become even more important in these new buying cycles.  The Information Professional is to minimize the costs, both in time and money, to the rest of… Read More ›

Own Your ECM Career

Did any of us choose enterprise content management (ECM) as our career path when we joined the workforce?  While there are degree programs in information studies, I think most of our paths were accidental.  While we may have accidentally entered ECM, the decision to stay has been our own choice.  Still we often don’t look… Read More ›

What I Got Out of AIIM 2016

I attended my first AIIM conference in over 13 years.  Rarely have I felt so energized to be in this industry.  I heard some interesting things, learned my favorite quote and came up with some interesting thoughts.  The best part of AIIM was that I added some great new people, and great minds, to my… Read More ›

Why ECM Vendor and Partner Should Support AIIM’s CIP Program

Yesterday, Jesse Wilkins provided an update on the new CIP (Certified Information Professional) exam.  This program is a good thing for the ECM (Enterprise Content Management) ecosystem, but it needs support from ECM vendors and their partners.  Why should vendors and partners care?  I’ll give you three reasons and they all involve money. 1.  CIP Cuts… Read More ›

Local User Groups Work

I recently posted that local user group meetings should be the focus of AIIM.  One of the comments I received was that local meeting don’t work.  While I could have referenced other industries I wanted to find something more relevant.  I found it from a Tweet, about a Content Strategy Meetup. There are at least… Read More ›