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It’s in the Cloud. “What, me worry?”



The “Cloud” and “Virtualization” have been driving forces behind the paradigm shift well underway for creating, storing, and managing electronic information. Does your company’s information go across national borders? If you have a role in managing information at any level in your company, should you care? “Cloud” and “Virtualization” services have become mainstream methods for… More

CIO, COO, CMO, CSO, CLO … CxO — Do titles really matter anymore?



Yes. Yes. And if there is any doubt to my position, Yes. Titles are more relevant and important than ever before. The management of business Information crosses business units and administrative units. It can be the turf on which internal wars are fought to control information. You would expect the “C” who “owns the information”… More

Mobile Madness



For business, the use of mobile devices to do work is all but mandatory. Whether the work is sales, manufacturing, marketing, finance or legal, work is being done via mobile devices. People are reviewing and approving documents, corresponding regarding business, making appointments, making decisions and affecting every aspect of business today. Competition is driving companies… More

Virtualized Smartphones



Personal and Business Data Co-Existing on One Smartphone, with Reduced Risk The concept of having voicemail messages appear in your email inbox isn’t new. In the ‘90’s Novell introduced the “unified inbox” as a single point of collection for diverse sources of data. Records and Information Management professionals have had to address the retention and… More

I’ve heard that before – “I don’t have to care about retention anymore”



Have you heard the statement “I don’t have to care about retention anymore; I am going to store my data in the cloud”? I have. Statements like this one make me think of the blue sky filling up with so much data that it blocks out the sun, clouds turn dark; the weight of the… More

Are You Using Your Records Retention Schedule?



This blog is the first part of a series that asks the questions, raises some issues and maybe answers a few questions about the use of a Records Retention Schedule. When your senior management said “we must have a Records Retention Schedule (RRS)” did you feel a sigh of relief? Did you jump for joy… More

Backups and Archives, Oh My!



Most organizations today have confused the meanings of backups and archives. Backups initially began as a recovery mechanism for lost or inadvertently deleted documents. Information Technology professionals have, over the course of time, interchanged the words “Backup” and “Archive”. However, in recent years, the perceived need to save email “records” has gotten muddled by the… More

Connecting the Bits!



Connecting the bits or bytes with standards! It is amazing to me that technology systems, applications, hardware – the tools – have had standards for years. But until the last year and a half, the management of the data created by these applications or stored on these tools did not have standards that lay out… More

Imaging: Why Before What

I hear from clients all the time that they’re rushing to begin imaging everything so they can load it all into SharePoint and quickly access that information from their desktop. I have to laugh when I think about all the organizations that jump into the idea of “imaging” without recognizing that paper doesn’t jump on… More

Raiders of the Lost Artifact!



No this is not a science fiction story or an adventure story. It is a blog about the lost artifact of a dictionary or glossary for data sets, data inventories or system information. This lost artifact, while lost, is the reason for confusion and frustration in designing electronic information solutions. We are not using the… More