Three Resolutions for Your Business or Startup Information in the New Year

There’s nothing like that refreshed feeling that takes over in January. New month, new year, new hopes and new plans. Gym membership lists prosper from the annual goals of getting more exercise, while retail chains clean up from post-boxing day chaos and order in roses and chocolate for February. In the office world, January means […]

7 Ways the Information Landscape Changed in 2016

How the world of information has changed in 2016 Dear 2016: don’t take it personally, but I’m really, really glad you’re coming to a close. That seems to be the sentiment with many friends and colleagues as we discuss the end of the year. It’s not that 2016 has been all bad, but it’s certainly […]

Canadian Researcher? 5 Elements from the Statement of Principles on Data Management You Need to Know.

On June 15th, the Government of Canada published the Tri-Agency Statement of Principles on Data Management, promoting data management for federally-funded research efforts going forward. Outlining the responsibilities of individuals, institutions, funders and the research community as a whole, the statement does not lay out a standard data management program, but instead expectations on what […]

Moving to The Cloud? Five Questions Your Business Needs to Answer

Cloud computing: much like the term ‘Big Data’ and the ‘Internet of Things’, a current technology trend that has become a buzzword, appearing everywhere these days. “Move your business to the cloud!” media outlets scream, as the term increasingly crops up in conferences, discussions, articles and lists of business must-haves. To be clear, cloud computing […]

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The Notebook Purge

They sit there in wait: on a shelf, on your desk, or hidden away at the bottom of a drawer. You know you really should do something about their presence, yet every time the urge overtakes you to shred them, to dump them, to get them out of your home or office, you tremble because […]

A little preparation goes a long way: best practices before breaking down information silos.

  Are you thinking about making changes to your organization’s information culture? Efforts to remove traditional department “silos” to encourage the free flow of information have very tangible benefits: team collaboration, efficiency and discovery of new business opportunities. When all resources are deposited and shared from one primary location, businesses protect themselves from information loss […]

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So what is Information Management anyway?

“So what exactly is it you do again?” So many times this question has been asked, I can virtually picture the moments: dressed up over cocktails, networking with new potential contacts, enjoying coffee during informal meetings, or drinking tea with family & friends. As I work to build a business of Information Management (IM) services, […]