An Industry Pioneer on Records Management and Artificial Intelligence

artificial-intelligence-796x398Readers of my blogs who have been in the records management business as long as I have will remember a records management application vendor called TruArc (which was originally founded as Provenance). In the early 2000’s TruArc released a product called AutoRecords. AutoRecords was the very first records management solution brought to market that leveraged artificial intelligence to automatically classify electronic records.

The CTO at TruArc was a guy named Tim Shinkle. Tim and his team developed AutoRecords and Tim’s name is on its patent. AutoRecords was light years ahead of its time and really a great product. But unfortunately the state-of-the-art AI technology AutoRecords used at the time wasn’t nearly powerful enough to classify content with a level of accuracy that the market was willing to accept and the product generated far more fascination than actual sales.

TruArc was eventually acquired by Documentum and Tim moved onto his current role as Vice President at records management consulting and technology firm, Millican and Associates.

Through all these years since creating AutoRecords, Tim never lost his passion for combining AI technology with information lifecycle management solutions and I believe he is turning Millican into one of a very few companies on the forefront of next generation records management.

Tim has recently posted a two-part article explaining the challenges he faced with AutoRecords and how current AI technology has allowed us to move beyond those challenges to create records management solutions that can effectively manage the massive volumes and tremendous velocity of content we are seeing day.

Part 1 of Tim’s article can be found here:

Part 2 can be found here:

If you are interested in understanding how cutting-edge technology AI can be used to solve your customers’ mounting records management problems, Tim’s articles are a really good place to start.

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