Thursday, May 19, 2011

The AIIM Road Show

imageToday is the last day of a 6 city road show that covered the Western US. Starting in Houston and Dallas and moving on to San Francisco and Bellevue and wrapping up this week in Denver and Anaheim.

What I Liked Best

Meeting with customers and partners that are genuinely interested in using technology to help address their business and technical challenges.

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On a Personal Note:

imageOne of my favorite parts of this road show series was getting to speak in my two home towns. I live in Seattle now and getting to stay at home and see the family is always a plus

Today is get to speak just a few miles from where I grew up. Today the event is in Anaheim --- just across Katella from Disneyland. It’s amazing how much this area has changed since I was a kid.

The Theme the Event

imageThe theme of the event was helping companies manage the content that pervades every business. One of the biggest challenges that faces every company is the ever present rise in the amount of paper invading their business. Paper is an Asset --- Companies that manage it wisely do better than those that don’t. The vendors that presented at the event spoke about paper management, cloud computing, and social technologies. AIIM as an organization is helping companies to manage their Content Chaos and to put that content to work to yield Digital Dividends.

From Content Chaos to Digital Dividends
The 4 Keys to Your Information Transformation

Automation

Minimizing paper and manual processes in core backend activities (finance, HR, sales, marketing)

Collaboration

Moving beyond email and shared drives to tools and techniques that foster innovation and knowledge share

Communication

Using social technologies to better find and engage customers

Mitigation

Managing information assets against risk and legal costs in this era of social business

If you want to see what I presented take a look here

If you didn’t make it to any of the events, but would like to learn more about managing your paper (and electronic) assets please feel free to contact me directly. I look forward to hearing from you.

imageIn the meantime … if you are thinking about a Paperless Office you might want to take a look here. If you have been wondering what we’ll see first … A Paperless Office or a Flying Car? click on George Jetson.

imageAbout The Author:
I have spent the last 20 years working in various aspects of the ECM industry. I am currently with
Kodak as a Director of Business Development. In my past I have spent time at Kofax, Microsoft, FileNet, K2, and at Captaris (which was acquired by Open Text). Prior to that I was a Unix VAR running my own company. Follow me on Twitter, check my blog, send email or find me on Facebook or LinkedIn.

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