Are We Collaborating Yet?

So much is said about collaboration in the workplace. Looking at the technology market, one would guess that we’ve never collaborated before.

It’s hard to accurately count the products and services which claim to aid, support, encourage, enable and secure collaboration. We are also surrounded by vendors and experts who want to slice and dice collaboration into categories of hard and soft, team and group, local and remote or permanent, temporary and ad-hoc. Can’t we just work together? It would seem that the answer is “no!”

On Tuesday, March 15th, the folks at AIIM New England, yourself included, I hope, are going to explore what collaboration means. What kind of help do we really need, what kind of “help” actually gets in the way and how we see collaboration changing (or failing to change, or needing to change) as technology weaves its way into the workplace and our coworkers set up shop, here, there and everywhere.

Join us at this free event on March 15th. Same time, same table.

Free Event on November 17th

AIIM’s mission has always had something to do with making information available to others and to make it easier to access that information. A recent version of the AIIM Mission Statement talks about making information available to people when they need it, wherever they are and to allow it to be consumed on the device they prefer. Or something like that. Of course, AIIM is concerned about managing and controlling that access to balance the costs and the benefits and the dangers of widespread access via remote and mobile devices.

How is this affecting you? How is your company dealing with this? Are things moving fast enough? Too fast? Are there enough controls in place? Do we still need controls? What will information management look like in five years, or three, or one for that matter?

Do you know the answers to any of these questions? Would you like to hear how other people are handling these issues? If so, please join us on Tuesday, November 17th for a discussion around the topic of managing information in the fact of unprecedented change.

We will gather at the community table in the lounge of the Burlington Marriott at 3:30. A little food will be served around 4:15 and beverages will be available throughout the meeting. I hope to see you there.

Click here to reserve your place at the table.

TweetJam on #cloudecm – Nov 13, 2-3pm EST

You’re invited to join us for a live discussion on Twitter covering enterprise content management vs. file-sharing services! We’re hosting with our friends and SearchContentManagement.com, and we’re featuring experts including:

• Laurence Hart, an information consultant with Word of Pie and former CIO of AIIM International
• Steve Weissman of Holly Group (and our own Prez!)
• Ron Miller, enterprise reporter at TechCrunch
• Lauren Horwitz, executive editor of SearchContentManagement

To take part, simply mark your calendar now for Thursday, Nov. 13, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm Eastern – and then hop on Twitter using the hashtag #cloudecm!

Get proven advice from participants’ years of experience in solving the information challenges organizations face when working with file sharing vs. enterprise content management systems.

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President’s Message: July 2014

Hi there!

Well, the end of another Program Year is upon us, and as such I thought I’d take stock as to what we’ve accomplished over the past couple of years – because in case you missed it, there’s been quite a bit!

Here are just a few highlights, all made possible thanks to an incredibly committed Board of Directors and to people like YOU (to borrow from PBS!):

  • We’ve increased the frequency of our activities, to the point where we do something pretty much every month between September and June.
  • We’ve slashed the price of admission for those activities that require us to pay for space, refreshments, etc. AND arranged for special pricing for New Members joining AIIM via the Chapter.
  • We’ve changed the format of our educational sessions from protracted lectures on possibly interesting topics to highly interactive “town meetings” on subjects you tell us you want to learn more about.