In case you are wondering where I have been a lot of changes have happened lately. On Saturday morning we welcomed child #3 to the Lewis clan. In the past month I started a new gig as a records management program manager. My new job is very time consuming and I am not sure with what regularity I will blog here, but my goal is to blog weekly on the AIIM site. I posted a blog there yesterday entitled, “The Recipe For An Innovative RIM Culture. Here a few other highlights from the AIIM Community

We’re creating information at a breakneck pace without the overset that we once used to be able to affect on our data and processes. If there are or were employees who are or were performing activities in your organization improperly, we’ve likely surpassed our ability to take note in every case. This leaves behind a trail of damning information which, potentially, hold us in liability. Without disposition, we continue to leave open the potential for discovery of this information, that we could have already disposed.

Like taking a rake to the leaves and disposing of it in piles, we need to ensure that we are disposing of our content that has had it’s season and has turned. Otherwise, the cavalcade coming to your doors won’t be tourists but will be litigation attorneys.

From A Cavalcade Of Tourists by Nick Inglis

I used to think that people were an organization’s most important resource, but I don’t think that’s the case any longer. You see, some things have changed over the years: 1) Organizations put more time and effort into making sure they have the right information than whether or not they have the right people; 2) Missing key information causes more consternation than when a key person is missing (vacation, prison, dead, etc.); 3) Organizations will happily jettison people they think are no longer required, but hold on to useless information for eternity; 4) Organizations don’t pay the people that manage information nearly enough.

If a person unexpectedly leaves their job the organization copes and moves on. If key information vanishes right before a planning cycle … different story. So why do organizations suck so bad at managing information like the asset it is? I don’t know and I’m not going to try to figure it out. This book is more about helping organizations stop sucking at managing information. As for better pay for information management people … fight your own battles people.

From Book of Principles of Holistic Information Governance (PHIGS) – Introduction Draft by Chris Walker

When considering a cloud file storage application for your business, there are a number of questions to be considered as part of the initial planning for the site. These questions are:

How much data (files/documents) will be migrated to the cloud application?
How many users will be using the site?
Who will set up the file structure organization?
Who will move the files?
How will the files be moved?

From 5 Questions about Migrating Documents into a Cloud Content Management by Bud Porter-Roth