Category: Information Management

Managing Electronic Records Conference (MER) 2016

Last week I spent a very fun and engaging  time at the Managing Electronic Records (MER) Conference. The MER conference is held annually in downtown Chicago and brings together the different kinds of information management lifecycle experts from the legal, Records and Information Management (RIM), and IT fields to discuss the latest approaches in electronic information management. I was glad I met a long-time friend of mine who’d gone on to become an employment lawyer (his Homepage website here), and gained a pretty deep insight from him, which would later come in handy for me when I’d start business.

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Meaningful measures: Refreshing your organization’s IM performance measurement strategy – Systemscope hosts workshop at ARMA 2016 Spring Workshop Series

As a long-standing supporter of the Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA), Systemscope has delivered many presentations at their program meetings. This year, we participated in the Spring Workshop Series and offered a new approach for Information Management performance measurement through an engaging and interactive session. read more

Tooling with IM Enablers

Thanks to the ARMA-NCR Board and IM Community for a fun and thought provoking discussion earlier this month.

We discussed specific change management and business analysis tools that can be used by business and IM folks alike.  With foundational elements like organizational change and business processes, it’s not surprising that we have so much in common.
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GCDOCS Architecture – All for One and One For All!

Change management best practice teaches us that lack of awareness is the primary source of resistance to organizational change. It seems like architects working on EDRMS or GCDOCS have to face this problem redoubled: first, they have to make their stakeholders aware of what they are attempting to design. But at a more fundamental level, they also need to confront the fact that information management itself is very often unaware of the scope of what it is asking of the organization. And it’s a big ask.

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Developing Meaningful IM Policies

The other day I was having a coffee with a friend and she began to discuss some of the challenges and frustrations she was having around the management of information within her organization, or more precisely the lack of management over information.  Towards the end of our conversation, she concluded that what was missing – and what she desperately needed to fix the problem – was an Information Management Policy.  She realized that a well thought out policy would help her gain control over the feral hordes of information roaming the office landscape. I agree a well-developed IM policy will provide her with part of the solution to her problem and I yet believe that IM policy development is one of the most misused and poorly executed tools in the information governance arsenal. read more

Leveraging IRBV Identification Beyond Immediate Compliance

With the March 2015 deadline for compliance with Treasury Board Secretariat’s (TBS) Directive on Recordkeeping looming, GC departments are finalizing their efforts to do their due diligence. This, though, should be just the start of departments’ ongoing efforts to promote effective, efficient recordkeeping, and information resources of business value (IRBV) are a big part of this.

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