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On adoption of technology and missing pieces with Information Management

by Philip on July 20th, 2011

I stumbled on a post by Brian Seitz comparing the difference between a system implementation aimed at information management, and the reality of whether that system actually did follow through. In this case, he highlighted SharePoint.

As Brian’s argument illustrates, without intent, design, or focus, ECM systems can compound your information management headaches. The tools for collaboration are wonderful, but they also make it easier to duplicate information. Without some governance, you end up responsible for more cleanup later.

Just as we should move blame  for our information clutter from the underlying technology, we should also be skeptical that a purchase will fix it. The relationship of people to their information is highly personal, and a human dimension is needed to improve andevolve it.

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