Happy n00b Year

Jan 01

I only have one resolution this year: to be supportive and encouraging when people step outside of their comfort zone. Last night I saw a few posts on Twitter lamenting all of the amateurs out and about, hogging the tables at great food and wine establishments. No place at the overpriced tables for the weekday neighbourhood regulars. This morning I saw the complaints...

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Observations and Survey Results – ARMA IM Days – Ottawa

Dec 02

ARMA IM Days was a great success once again – congrats to the planners and organizers of this annual Ottawa/National Capital Region chapter event. This year Candy Strategies had its own booth – a first! I’m always curious to know how records and information managers – especially in public sector – prepare and adapt to change. As a way to...

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Candy Strategies is now an Authorized Education Partner with AIIM

Sep 13

If this blog has been a bit quiet recently, it’s because it was a very busy winter/spring this year. I was doing double-duty for much of it, working full time with AIIM to build their marketing strategy -  as well as working on a major refresh project to revise their flagship ECM course curriculum.  While I wrapped up the marketing contract in May, the...

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Open Data – Metadata, Collaboration and the Importance of Standards

Aug 17

This week I attended an executive breakfast event hosted by Coradix, a boutique consulting firm in Ottawa. Serving Canadian public sector, Coradix has well-established practice areas for ECM, Business Intelligence/Analytics and Security.  I was honoured to be invited to the event by my old boss and mentor, Andrew Pery, who now serves as Executive Director for the...

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Private, Public or Hybrid? It's a Little Less Cloudy Now…

Jul 24

An extremely useful and information-packed webinar was presented today courtesy of Gartner Inc.  The session, called “Private Cloud Computing and the Future of Infrastructure” was delivered by Thomas Bittman, VP and distinguished analyst. The slide deck is available for download at no charge, even for those who are not clients of Gartner. The link to the...

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When Employee Engagement Has a Hollow Ring

Jun 08

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to attend the Canadian Library Association annual conference and trade show,  helping out my friends and former colleagues at AIIM in their booth. Booth duty called, so I missed the keynotes, but did have a chance to catch up with many old friends and former colleagues in the library and archives profession. Face to face...

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I am … a Certified Information Professional

Feb 05

Yes, that’s right. My name is Cheryl, I am a marketer and I’m a CIP. The CIP was launched in late 2011 by AIIM, after working with a group of subject matter experts. Following ISO methodologies, they released a exam intended to test broad knowledge across 6 domain areas in the content and information management space. I had my eye on the...

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