The More Things Change – ECM Isn’t Really Dead


Several weeks ago, a Gartner analyst wrote about (Enterprise Content Management) ECM dying and content services being born. That’s cool other than, you know, it’s nothing new. And it’s wrong, IMO. There were / are two ways of… Read More

Two Continents, Two Information Governance Conferences, One Conclusion


Over the last few weeks I attended the AIIM Conference (the theme was Digital Transformation in Action) in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA and the IRMS Conference (the theme was Information Superheroes) in Brighton, UK. It was my third… Read More

5 Things – Innovation


This was taken from the next to last slide (full presentation available here) from my keynote session at the IRMS Conference in Brighton, UK from 15-17 May, 2016. These things were also included in the ebook Digital Transformation… Read More

AIIM – Here’s What I Want


In his post from last week, Laurence Hart lays out his thoughts about the current state of affairs vis a vis professional associations in the Information Management space. Much of what he wrote is focused on AIIM. While… Read More

#5Thoughts – CIP Nouveau


Prompted by the twin posts (do some scrolling and read in chronological order) from Jesse “Mr. CIP” Wilkins and the near death of the CIP, I figured I’d lay out a few thoughts … and here’s my post… Read More

CIP No More – Meh


Before you read the rest of this post, I’ll ask that you read this post about how and why I finally obtained AIIM’s Certified Information Professional certification. When AIIM made the “exciting” announcement about the demise of the… Read More

#5Thoughts – Mixed Bag for the week of Sept 21


No single theme was worthy of 5 Thoughts this week, so here’s a mixed bag of stuff. 1.   Cloud Security still a concern On September 16th I spoke at an event in Calgary, hosted by Box and Skyhigh… Read More

Today I Earned My CIP


I wrote AIIM’s Certified Information Professional (CIP) exam in March 2015. Two hours to answer 100 multiple choice questions across six knowledge areas. I finished in 41 minutes. Frankly, I suggest that anyone who needs the entire two… Read More

AIIM2015 – Quick Thoughts


This year the annual AIIM Conference was held in San Diego, California; way better than last year’s location which was really a few hotels sitting on reclaimed swamp land or something. And it was great to reconnect with… Read More

From the Podium – My Perspective on AIIM and ARMA Canada Conferences


On June 10th I presented, for the third time, at the ARMA Canada regional conference. Earlier this year, in April, I presented for the first time at AIIM’s annual conference. The experiences were both positive, but very different…. Read More

When Information Becomes a Liability


A while back I wrote a couple of posts (one and two) about attempting to value information as an asset, carried on the balance sheet. I took a very accounting oriented approach, and I think I’ve made some… Read More

My Reaction – Laptop Stolen – 620K Patient Records Compromised


Last week a story was reported in the news about a stolen laptop. The laptop contained patient information for more than 620,000 Albertans. This is my response to the situation. It’s far less ranty than what was in… Read More