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James Lappin

Evaluating automated approaches against records management principles by James Lappin for Thinking Records

As a profession we are very proud of our principles.  If you ever discuss technology with a group of records managers one of us is bound to say  'records management principles are timeless, rega... read more

Nick Inglis

LTFS 3: Linear Tape File System and the Future of Tape Data Storage by Nick Inglis Founding Partner for Optismo

The Linear Tape File System (LTFS) is an open specification that is taking tape management into the future. With LTFS, which boasts the convenience of USB and external storage options and genera... read more

Nick Inglis

LTFS 2: The Linear Tape File System - The Evolution and Revolution of Tape by Nick Inglis Founding Partner for Optismo

The Linear Tape File System (LTFS) is the latest development in magnetic tape, a technology that has been evolving for over 50 years and remains one of the most efficient means of storing data a... read more

Nick Inglis

LTFS 1: Linear Tape File System - The Brilliant Breakthrough by Nick Inglis Founding Partner for Optismo

This post is part 1 of a 3 part series about Linear Tape File System. The Linear Tape File System (LTFS) is one of the most important breakthroughs in magnetic tape storage (yes, it's still ... read more

Nick Inglis

Ensure Organizational Efficiency in Financial Services through Workflow by Nick Inglis Founding Partner for Optismo

Financial services companies are often rife with ad hoc workflows established to solve a particular task that is ultimately performed inconsistently. To ensure organizational efficiency, it is i... read more

Bryant Duhon

8 Things you Need to Evaluate in your Capture Operation by Bryant Duhon Editor/Community Manager for AIIM

Our first capture-focused 8 Things is from Rich Medina, Co-Founder and Principal Consultant for Doculabs Inc. If you own or manage a capture operation you probably want to know how it’s doin... read more

Lisa Ricciuti

The Fax Machine by Lisa Ricciuti Information Management Consultant for Smart Info Management Services

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Over the summer I joined a new co-working office space called the Centre for Social Innovation {CSI}.  The CSI has hundreds of members using its facilities from various industries and profession... read more

Richard Medina

Be Pragmatic When Doing Information Governance by Richard Medina Co-Founder and Principal Consultant for Doculabs Inc.

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If I had to encapsulate in one word everything I’ve learned about doing IG and related disciplines over the last 20 odd years, it’s that you should be pragmatic. Being pragmatic doesn't mean bei... read more

Angela Ashenden

Why? Why? Why? The social collaboration mantra by Angela Ashenden Principal Analyst, Collaboration for MWD Advisors

There are many reasons why a social collaboration initiative might fail, but by far the most common is that not enough thought has gone into why. Why should we invest in collaboration? Why shoul... read more

Errin O'Connor

Uncovering Office 365, SharePoint Online and My Data by Errin O'Connor Founder & CEO for EPC Group.net

Overview of Office 365, SharePoint Online and My Data A major area of concern about Office 365 is the lack of understanding about how and where the data itself is stored and what proactive m... read more