For over 60 years, AIIM has been the leading non-profit organization focused on helping users to understand the challenges associated with managing documents, content, records, and business processes. AIIM was founded in 1943 as the National Microfilm Association and later became the Association for Information and Image Management. AIIM is also known as the enterprise content management (ECM) association.

As we have done in the past, we would like to point our reader’s attention to an article, written by John Mancini, the President of AIIM, and posted on the Digital Landfill website associated with the AIIM group.  The title of the article is “The 12 Days of Christmas – My 12 Information Management Predictions for 2011” — and— given the increased attention to the need to heighten information security levels in most organizations, along with the strong positive correlation between information management and information security, we recommend adding this article to the reading list of those information security and risk management team members in your organization.

Some of the predictions claimed by Mr. Mancini are listed below:

  1. Smart organizations will rethink what control and governance mean in this new era and only seek to control what must be controlled.
  2. The “business” will demand cuts in legacy system spending to fund new initiatives centered on customer engagement and operating flexibility.
  3. Social “neighborhoods” will spring up in organizations.
  4. Many organizations will see SharePoint as the answer to content chaos. However, with IT in control, content chaos will often be replicated inside of SharePoint.
  5. Ubiquitous access to social and corporate information through portable devices will present new security challenges of a complexity once faced only by governments.

Click here to read the full article.

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