Book of PHIGs – Introduction Draft


A while back I mentioned that I was going to try to write a book. Well, I’ve started it at last. Between losing my job and spending time at the cabin I’ve not really been motivated or focused…. Read More

Holy PHIG I’m Writing a Book


By now all of you (yeah, right) have read my Principles of Holistic Information Governance (PHIGs) post, viewed the slide deck, and some of you attended the presentation I gave in Calgary. Based partly on the popularity of… Read More

Principles of Holistic Information Governance


This previous post was about the need for holism in information governance. This post brings up topics that you’ll have to deal with in defining holistic information governance. (I think I’ll refer to these as PHIGs – Principles… Read More

Policies First – Holism in Information Governance


If it doesn’t work manually, automating won’t do diddly for you; policy comes before procedure. Somebody asked if auto-classification and retention / disposition processing had been tested in court. I’ve not been directly involved with any cases, but… Read More

BPM vs Workflow – Which to Choose


Workflow is the steak, BPM is the whole frickin’ cow (or some such silly comparison). FYI – I work at OpenText and I used to work at Oracle. This post is neither endorsement nor condemnation of either company…. Read More