October 9, 2015

AIIM16 call for speakers open

The call for speakers is now open for the AIIM16 conference, scheduled for April 26-28 in New Orleans, LA. The deadline to apply is October 30. Details can be found here; here's the direct link to the AIIM16 speaker submission form.

October 8, 2015

Chris Walker: #ECM isn't Dead

IRMS 2016 call for presentations

The IRMS has opened registration for its 2016 conference, scheduled for 15-17 May, 2016 at the Brighton Hilton Metropole. The conference organizer is also looking for speakers, so if you quality to speak on the topics listed on the program, please contact Reynold Leming.

September 24, 2015

Harmon.ie: The hidden power of Document Sets in SharePoint

NARA briefing on managing electronic messages 9/29

The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) will offer an online briefing on managing electronic messages on Tuesday, September 29 at 1:30 p.m. EDT. To join the briefing:

You do not need to register for this session. Join the session up to 20 minutes before the start time. Space is limited, we encourage you to join the session up to 20 minutes before the scheduled start time.
 Use this information to join:

Join Link:  https://nara.ilinc.com/    Click on the session to join.

location: https://nara.ilinc.com/public

Phone: 1-877-951-9982


September 22, 2015

Vendor registrations and email accounts

I do a lot of research as part of my training development and delivery. I want to stay abreast of what's going on in my industry, my students' and customers' industries, the ECM/RM/IM industry as a whole, etc.

Many times that means looking to the solution provider community. And many of those require registration, which I think is silly. However, sometimes the resource looks interesting enough that I will go through the rego process anyway.

Which brings me to my rant. An increasing number of these registration pages will not let me register with my main email account because it's a Gmail account. The reason of course is that many of us want the goodies without paying for them - that is, I want to read that white paper without having the vendor a) know who I work for via the email domain and b) contact me. However, I've been on the same Gmail account for over a decade. It is in a very real sense my permanent, primary, best email account because who knows if I'll be at the same employer this time next month? But I know that my Gmail account will work.

So vendors. I understand that you think that content marketing, a paywall, a Hubspot landing page, etc. are ways to qualify me. You're flat-out wrong, but I understand that you think that.  But having me register, and then telling me that my email address is unacceptable, is a great way to ensure that neither of us bothers the other again.

September 21, 2015

Wired: Google Is Two Billion Lines Of Code - And It's All In One Place.
Registration will open soon for SharePoint Fest Denver 2016, scheduled for March 1-3 at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver. The first 50 people to pre-register using the code "PRESALE16" will save an additional $50.

September 11, 2015

The Library of Congress' Digital Preservation Blog: Untangling the Knot of CAD Preservation. This is a huge, huge, very big problem without an easy solution, but this post has some very good links to the best of what we have. H/T Chris Halonen from the RECMGMT-L listserv.

September 8, 2015

Craig Ball: The Virtues of Fielding. In which the esteemed ediscovery expert discusses native vs. non-native production and how the practice of "fielding" tends to affect the process.

August 27, 2015

SharePoint Community: The Big SharePoint 2016 Resource List
Someone on Twitter saw a post about the new thin Oreos and noted that she was still waiting for the triplestuf Oreos. As someone who has bought the doublestuf Oreos, opened them up, and threw away the extra cookies to make a quadstuf Oreo, I had to weigh in. And I was pretty sure I remembered hand-sized oreos from maybe the late 80s-early 90s. Not sure if these are the same thing, but presented for your pleasure: The "Big Stuf Oreo". And see this commercial.

August 25, 2015

Lexology: Social media e-discovery: are your Facebook posts discoverable in civil litigation? Hint: yes, if it would otherwise be discoverable in any other format. Good restatement of that with some examples for and against.

Benjamin Niaulin: SharePoint Content Types, Site Columns or Columns. Great refresher about the different ways to create columns (metadata fields) in SharePoint and the pros & cons of each.

August 20, 2015

Mountain Goat Software: Quickly Help Users Identify Their Needs. This is a great lightweight approach to requirements that I plan to start incorporating into my training workshops.

July 30, 2015

Melinda Morales: Illustrating SharePoint Cooperative Governance - But Pretty! Very well-done infographic on the roles & responsibilities needed for effective SP governance.

SharePoint Community: The SharePoint Maturity Model with Expert Melinda Morales. Great interview and filled with a number of links I'm going to check out and post here if warranted.

Just as an aside, I try to link to everything I see http://www.buckleyplanet.com/Christian Buckley do. Besides the fact that he's clearly wicked smart, I have yet to see him do something - blog post, interview, webinar, whatever - that isn't 100% educational. You'd never know he was a vendor based on his content. Vendors of all stripes, whether products, services, integrators, could learn a lot from his approach.

July 28, 2015

Chuck's Blog: The Trivialization of Enterprise IT. Chuck is one of the good guys and has been doing this stuff for a long time. Via Simon Woodford.

July 22, 2015

Workboard: Interesting article/infographic describing a communication framework for change agents.

July 21, 2015

Parascript issues "Ultimate Document Challenge 2015".
Parascript, the industry innovator in advanced data location, extraction and classification, is opening nominations for businesses to qualify for the ‘Ultimate Document Challenge’. Parascript will review submissions and if one meets the qualifications identified by the challenge, that business will be selected to have its information governance challenge solved at no cost. The challenge is now open for entry from Tuesday, July 21 - Friday, October 2, 2015.
Details available at http://www.parascript.com/go/2015-ultimate-document-challenge/. I think it's a fascinating approach.

H/T Priscilla Emery.

July 15, 2015

Barbara Reed for Image & Data Manager Magazine: Navigating the Shoals of ISO Standards. Provides a detailed explanation of the current status of the ISO 15489 update.

June 30, 2015

April 30, 2015

Shape Magazine: 13 Simple Ways to Amp Up Your Pushup 

Note that they did it as a slideshow, which I hate, loathe, detest, excoriate, eschew, and otherwise am disinclined to link to. But it is good content. Sigh.
Shape Magazine: Master This Move: Plyo Pushup

April 2, 2015

Lubor Ptacek: They Should Be Business Tools. Lubor makes the point that there are a number of technologies ostensibly targeted at the consumer space that might actually be better positioned for the enterprise. Great article, I can only hope some of the names named read and reconsider.

March 31, 2015

Breaking Muscle: The 3 Types of Grip and the 8 Ways to Train Them.

Breaking Muscle: The 3 Types of Grip and the 8 Ways to Train Them. Gonna start mixing in some fitness posts, primarily so I can post more regularly but also so I can actually find them again later.

March 10, 2015

CloudHQ: Box announces FINRA compliance and file-retention features in financial services push

Google+ Hangout on Email, IG, and Hillary Clinton

I've been invited to participate in a Google+ Hangout on email, IG, and the revelations about Hillary Clinton's private email usage. The hangout will be hosted by Mimi Dionne and CMSWire. All the gory details including registration can be found here: http://www.cmswire.com/events/item/clintons-emails-information-governance-implications-google-hangout-028378.php You may also be able to follow using the hashtag #clintonemail.

February 20, 2015

Update to upcoming events part 2- athletics

And this is a new irregular update on the various runs, mud runs, and obstacle course races I hope to complete.

May 2-3: Colorado Military Spartan Sprint, Colorado Springs, CO

June 13: Spartan Breckenridge Beast, Breckenridge, CO

August 1-2: Rugged Maniac, Lakewood, CO
August 15: Dirty Dash, Fountain, CO
August 15: Warrior Dash, Frisco, CO
August 22-23: Insanity Run, Larkspur, CO

Oct 30: The Zombie Run, Erie, CO

I also need to do a Spartan Super for the trifecta. Most likely candidates:
July 18, Pennsylvania
Aug 15, Chicago
Aug 22, Virginia
Sept 12, Tri-State (NJ)
Oct 10, Atlanta

Finally, my wish list if I can make the travel work with a course or speaking gig:
August 1: Spartan Sprint, Washington DC
October 24: Greater DC Area Battlefrog OCR Series 2015

Update to upcoming events part 1 - IM industry

Another irregular update to events that I am either conducting, participating in, hope to attend, or that are of interest to me in some way and for some reason.

March 3-6: AIIM ECM Master Class, San Francisco, CA (confirmed)
March 16-21: AIIM 2015 Conference, San Diego, CA (confirmed)

April 14-16: AIIM ECM Virtual Master Class
April 20-23: Private class, Washington, DC
April 28-May 1: AIIM ERM Master Class, Chicago, IL

May 5-8: AIIM ECM Master Class, Calgary, AB
May 16-20: MER Conference, Chicago, IL (confirmed)
May 25-27: ARMA Canada Conference, Calgary, AB

June 2-5: AIIM ECM Master Class, Silver Spring, MD
June 23-26: AIIM ERM Master Class, Silver Spring, MD

August 8: NIRMA ERM Preconference, Las Vegas, NV
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Meet the Modern Learner (infographic).