20 years ago today, part 11: Gamifying information in virtual and augmented realities

This post is a continuation of a series of reminiscences and predictions on all things
information management, to celebrate 20 years of Metataxis.

Virtual reality and augmented reality will become mainstream for accessing information (think Minority Report). This will be part of the rise of wearable tech (funky glasses all round). Why modern gaming interfaces have not yet been used to access information has always surprised me. But given that people still use network drives, maybe not so surprising

20 years ago today, part 9: Wearable tech and the death of the office

This post is a continuation of a series of reminiscences and predictions on all things
information management, to celebrate 20 years of Metataxis.

Using personal, wearable devices to access information will be common and for newer generations the norm. We will still have PCs but with the (partial) death of the office comes the (partial) death of the standard desk and monitor. For some tasks the traditional desk/screen will remain. After all, many people still user paper…

20 years ago today, part 8: Strap on your jetpacks

This post is a continuation of a series of reminiscences and predictions on all things
information management, to celebrate 20 years of Metataxis. Let’s now look to the future…

Guessing what the future will hold is easy, guessing right is hard. What will IM look like twenty years from now? My first very unfashionable prediction is that whilst we will have fully AI-driven findability, metadata and folders will persist. They’ve been around for hundreds of years for good reason!

20 years ago today, part 6: Records management emerges from dusty basements

This post is a continuation of a series of reminiscences and predictions on all things
information management, to celebrate 20 years of Metataxis.

Records management was slowly coming out of  dusty basements as we stated to get to grips with the definition of electronic records – the now familiar authenticity, reliability usability and integrity of records. A range of shocking events, culminating in September 11 had made both business and digital continuity de rigueur days after paper had rained from the sky in lower Manhattan. Organisations were finally getting their heads around ERMS systems as important lifecycle management tools.