AIIM and CMS Watch Introduce AIIM Essentials

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These additional educational programs have a tight focus and are offered in a standalone format that enhances the training provided in our business series of AIIM Certificate programs. We are pleased to be partnering with CMS Watch, who shares the same level of commitment to education as AIIM, in developing and delivering this new series to our community and the business world at large.

AIIM and CMS Watch today announce the expansion of their education partnership and introduce the availability of AIIM Essentials , a new series of technology-based education programs. AIIM Essentials are non-certificate, online programs that include courses on Web Content Management (WCM), SharePoint, Digital Asset Management (DAM), and eDiscovery.

"AIIM Essentials is designed to provide business and government end-users with an unbiased focus on specific topics relevant to today's changing technological and business landscapes," states AIIM Director Bob Larrivee. "AIIM's technology series of educational programs delivers a vendor-neutral and independent perspective on technology tools and what to look for when evaluating solutions, while our business series of certificate programs addresses the many challenges of governance and management when applying these technologies to a business problem."

AIIM Essentials courses are 4 to 6 hours in length and consist of several modules within a single course.

Web Content Management (WCM)        

  • Introduction to WCM
  • WCM Core Technology Services
  • Web Content Production Services
  • Web Content Delivery
  • WCM Vendor Landscape and Trends

SharePoint

  • What Is and Isn't SharePoint 2007
  • SharePoint Architecture for Business Managers
  • Evaluating SharePoint's Core "Six Pillars"
  • Evaluating SharePoint for Social Computing

Digital Asset Management (DAM)

  • Introduction to DAM
  • Asset Creation, Assembly and Delivery Services
  • DAM Architecture and System Management Services
  • DAM Implementation Scenarios
  • DAM Technology Landscape and Trends

eDiscovery

  • Introduction to eDiscovery
  • eDiscovery Process: Gather
  • eDiscovery Process: Filter
  • eDiscovery Process: Deliver
  • Marketplace and Trends

"The creation of AIIM Essentials is in direct response to the many student and AIIM membership requests worldwide," states Mr. Larrivee. "These additional educational programs have a tight focus and are offered in a standalone format that enhances the training provided in our business series of AIIM Certificate programs. We are pleased to be partnering with CMS Watch, who shares the same level of commitment to education as AIIM, in developing and delivering this new series to our community and the business world at large."

CMS Watch Principal Theresa Regli adds, "Level-setting knowledge about a particular technology or methodology is so crucial to reducing risk and increasing the potential for success in all areas of enterprise content management (ECM). The Essentials courses were created to do just that: provide a vendor-independent, solid common ground of knowledge in the areas of WCM, DAM, eDiscovery, and SharePoint. The courses are frank about what these technologies can and can't do; what situations they're most appropriate for; and what the best practice methodologies are." She continues, "Over the years, AIIM has built an unmatched education program that puts ECM practitioners on a common footing. After working with AIIM to develop the Certificate programs for Information Organization & Access (IOA) and Business Process Management (BPM), we are thrilled to partner on this new series of courses."

For more information about the AIIM Essentials program, visit http://www.aiim.org/essentials . For information about AIIM's Certificate programs on enterprise content management (ECM), electronic records management (ERM), business process management (BPM), information organization and access (IOA), email management (EMM), and enterprise 2.0 (E20) visit http://www.aiim.org/training .

About AIIM
AIIM (http://www.aiim.org) is the community that provides education, research, and best practices to help organizations find, control, and optimize their information. For over 60 years, AIIM has been the leading non-profit organization focused on helping users to understand the challenges associated with managing documents, content, records, and business processes. Today, AIIM is international in scope, independent, implementation-focused, and, as the representative of the entire enterprise content management (ECM) industry - including users, suppliers, and the channel - acts as the industry's intermediary.

AIIM was founded in 1943 as the National Microfilm Association and later became the Association for Information and Image Management. AIIM is also known as the Enterprise Content Management Association.

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About CMS Watch
CMS Watch™ is an analyst firm that provides an independent source of buyer's advice on content technologies. Through highly detailed product evaluation reports, CMS Watch sorts out the complex landscape of potential solutions so enterprise project teams can readily identify and assess technologies suited to their particular requirements. To retain its independence as a vendor-neutral analyst firm, CMS Watch works solely for solutions buyers and never for the vendors it covers.

For more information, contact:

AIIM
Beth Mayhew, Senior Director
301.755.2681

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