SOURCE: AIIM - The ECM Association

April 17, 2007 08:00 ET

Rapid Adoption Sets the Standard in Education

AIIM Education Programs Leading the Way in Best Practices for Electronic Records and Information Management

SILVER SPRING, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 17, 2007 -- AIIM, the leading non-profit industry association for ECM (Enterprise Content Management), announced at its annual conference today, that several thousand students have successfully completed various levels of its ongoing education programs in ERM (Electronic Records Management) and ECM (Enterprise Content Management) which were launched just over one year ago. The majority of students, over seventy percent, represent end users from organizations ranging in size from small business to major corporations. The remaining thirty percent represents students from the vendor and consultant communities including some of the most recognized leaders in the ECM and ERM vendor community.

According to Atle Skjekkeland, Vice President of AIIM, "We are very pleased with the results and acceptance of our educational offerings and the global reach we have achieved in such a short period of time." He continues, "As a result, and our commitment to providing the best educational programs in the industry, we have, with the Board's approval, begun expansion of our education program to include two more training programs focused on BPI (Business Process Improvement) emphasizing process definition, modeling, deployment, monitoring and optimization, and IOA (Information Organization and Access) with emphasis on enterprise search, taxonomies, clustering and categorization. Additionally, based on industry feedback, we will also provide enrichment courses specialized in discovery, efficiency, and compliance. These courses will be developed in conjunction with CMS Watch and the guidance of our North American and European Education Advisory Groups which includes subject matter experts from the public and private sector."

About AIIM ( - The Enterprise Content Management Association

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. With 70,000 industry professionals as members, the association is international in scope, independent, implementation-focused, and, as the representative of the entire ECM industry -- including users, suppliers, and the channel -- acts as the industry's intermediary.

As a neutral and unbiased source of information, AIIM serves the needs of its members and the industry by providing educational opportunities, professional development, reference and knowledge resources, networking events, and industry advocacy. Visit the ECM Industry Watch BLOG at /.

Contact Information

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    Beth Mayhew
    Director of Marketing
    AIIM - The ECM Association
    1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 1100
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