Thursday, June 23, 2011

The race is over!

Having attended the AIIM Roadshow in Earl’s Court recently, I must say what a great event it was – I’d definitely go again. There were some really informative talks by a wide range of speakers representing a variety of organisations from the well established info management regimes to some relatively new (E2.0) kids on the block.
There were also plenty of vendors to cater for all aspects of information management but particularly prominent were the many document capture technologies represented. This is clearly a hot topic at the moment. However, it was slightly disappointing that there were no organisations present who provide information management solutions to smaller businesses. They all seem cater for large organisations. Though I’m sure some of them, particularly Microsoft with their SharePoint offering, will say their product and solutions are suitable for organisations of all sizes. Hmm, maybe, but I still think there’s a market here. Google has gone some way to filling this gap with their Apps suite and it will be very interesting to see how this develops.
It was also a real pleasure to meet some people I’d previously only spoken to over the phone. Special mention go to Angela Hymas and the AIIM membership team.
I look forward to seeing you all again next time!
AIIM team

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The race is on!

In today’s fiercely competitive environment, the race will always be won by the best informed team with the most efficient business processes. To avoid losing ground to your competitors, you need to connect colleagues, suppliers, partners and customers with the information they need, when they need it and where they need it – using strong document and records management coupled with enterprise-strength searchweb-friendly collaboration and agile business process tools.
and that’s why I’ll be going to the AIIM Roadshow in London next Thurs (16th June 2011).
For those of you who don’t already know, AIIM is the organisation for information professionals or anyone who works with or has a keen interest in managing and optimising their information. By ‘information’, we’re talking:
It’s an impressive site and there’s a large collection of white papers, industry reports and online training courses. Professional membership is not expensive and well worth it if this is an area which interests you.
The main website is at but there’s also a UK site at