The following is a summary of my November 15, 2013 BlogTalkRadio interview with AIIM President John Mancini– see this link for the podcast recording. Johnis a well-known speaker and leader of the AIIM global community of information professionals. He is also the author of the controversial e-book, ‘Occupy IT’ Manifesto.
As John noted in a 2012 Forbes article, thanks to the consumer technology and social media revolutions, we live in a world of engagement. But many public and private sector organizations are caught “between a rock and a hard place.” On the one hand, CEOs want to embrace this new world of engagement. On the other, IT departments are reluctant to give up the control they enjoyed in the “old world.” They understand that unless ways can be found to bridge the gaps between the new Systems of Engagement and the old Systems of Record, brand new information silos will be created. Yet they worry about the new transparency.
In Mr. Mancini’s view, these challenges require that business executives reassert leadership over 5 key IT initiatives: (1) commit to the cloud; (2) mobilize everything; (3) make the business social; (4) digitize anything that moves; and (5) prepare for extreme information management. While addressing this kind of challenge requires technical skills, he also feels that it requires process and customer acumen more often found in the business than in our IT departments.
See this SlideShare link for the full transcript of my interview with John Mancini.
See also the following for my past related BlogTalkRadio interviews with noted experts on CIP Certification and SharePoint 2013:
· For a more detailed discussion of the CIP certification, see my past May BlogTalkRadio podcast interview with Steve Weissman, leader of the Holly Group and respected consultant, trainer and creator of the introductory videos for CIP preparation on the AIIM web site, as well as comments by Jesse Wilkins, Director for Research and Development of AIIM International. Developed in accordance with ISO Standard 17024, CIP candidates must demonstrate knowledge of six domain areas across the spectrum of content and information management. Points discussed in the show addressed how the CIP compares with other IT and project management credentials, its value in helping professionals bridge IT and business needs, and specific test-taking strategies and materials.
· For more of a technical and SharePoint perspective on this platform, see also my BlogTalkRadio podcast last June with Joel Oleson, a social media strategist, Intranets guru and SharePoint evangelist. Joel is currently working with ViewDo Labs as Director of Technical Evangelism. In this interview, Joel talked about the recent release of SharePoint 2013, and what developers, end users and managers can expect. We discussed most interesting SharePoint 2013 features, including new developer tools, and exciting social media and mobile functionality. Joining us for the discussion was Mack Sigman, SharePoint Architect and Practice Leader at CSC, and President of the Federal SharePoint Users Group (FEDSPUG) in Washington D.C.