Solution Evolution


Note: I apologise in advance for this being an infomercial for Box. I assure you that was not my intent when I started writing this post. A few weeks ago (Oct 10 – 12) my new colleague (I’ll… Read More

Information Governance – Still Need It, Always Will


A while ago I was pointed to an article proclaiming that Information Governance is no longer necessary (ROFLMAO). I laughed because I think its grasp on reality is about as firm as that of whoever proclaimed that ECM… Read More

#5Thoughts – Cloud Information Governance


Whether we like it or not, we’re storing more and more content in the cloud, and that content needs to be governed. Here are some things that I think about and talk about with clients when they are… Read More

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

#BoxWorks2016 – My Thoughts


Two key changes from last year really made me happy: Box’s enterprise customers (at least the ones on the panel during the analyst event) are calling Box content management (advanced content management, even); Box is unequivocally stating that… Read More

Information Governance Must Change


Information governance (IG) is all the rules, regulations, legislation, standards, and policies with which organizations need to comply when they create, share, and use information. Governance is mandated internally and externally. (PHIGs IMC Inc – 2014) The above… Read More

Three’s Company


What follows in this post is pure fantasy and speculation, directly out of my head. Or not. Over the past few weeks I’ve been talking to vendors and some end user types about Information-Governance-as-a-Service (IGaaS). Forget for a… Read More

unFUDding Cloud Content Management


Yesterday (May 30, 2016) I read this article which contends that Box, Dropbox, and others are not content management platforms. I was considering not linking to the article and just putting up screen shots of the main points,… 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

ECM as Strategic Platform – Not a Tech Issue


In this CloudPro article, Aaron Levie (Box co-founder and CEO) asks about content management “Why is this one of the only categories of technology that hasn’t actually been approached as a strategic platform for the entire enterprise?” Levie… Read More

#5Thoughts – Box Platform Now Available


First of all, thanks to Jeetu Patel (Box SVP for Platform and Chief Strategy Officer) for taking time on a Saturday to answer some questions. Even though I laid out some thoughts about Box Platform in my post-BoxWorks… Read More

#ECM isn’t Dead


In this article (it’s quite good, you should read it) Stephen Ludlow (Director, Enterprise Product Marketing at OpenText and a former colleague) makes the point that Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is not doomed, despite its inglorious past. He… Read More