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Joe Shepley

Joe Shepley
I’m VP and Practice Lead, focusing on developing Doculabs’ InfoSec practice and its applications in a wide range of industries.

Evaluating Tools for Content Cleanup

Content cleanup is a hot topic these days, on the one hand, because of recent privacy regulations like CCPA and GDPR; but on the other hand, the tools available to assist with content clean up have... […]

Stop Asking the Wrong Questions

The Western Energy Institute’s Annual Meeting in Carlsbad, California had (as usual) great programming on the future of the utilities industry. The opening keynote speaker, Disney’s former head of... […]

Getting things done: 5 common organizational roadblocks

I’ve worked in corporate America for nearly 20 years — both on the inside (in IT and line of business functions) and the outside (as a consultant) — and one thing has been true for those two decades:... […]

Content Disposition: Do You Have to Be Right to be Defensible?

I recently took part in a working session with the legal team from a Fortune 100 firm and their outside counsel to finalize a process for deleting content that belonged to employees who had left the... […]

Is Natural Language Processing Ready for Content Authoring?

Natural Language Generation (NLG) is a hot topic and seems to be popping up in increasing areas of our lives. Alexa, Siri, customer service chatbots, and automated text messages provide information... […]

6 Challenges When Preparing for Content Cleanup

Every organization needs to clean up their content — to comply with laws and regulations concerning record keeping and privacy, for example, or to keep relevant content findable for end users. Yet,... […]

5 Reasons You Need an Information Governance Program

Ask anyone involved in records management, information management, IT, InfoSec, Privacy, Legal, or Compliance whether their organization needs an Information Governance (IG) program, and they’ll... […]

The End of the Document?

In May of this year I delivered the keynote at the Document Strategy Forum in Anaheim, CA. My topic? The Death of the Document. […]

Quantifying Return on Privacy Spend - 6 Criteria

The cost of privacy efforts is one of the most intractable categories of business spend. Most of the savings a firm can realize for their significant expenditures is akin to “what’s the color of the... […]

Is the California Consumer Privacy Act Really Going to Make a Difference?

The March meeting of the Los Angeles chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) dove into the topic of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Without going into... […]