AIIM is the community that provides education, research, and best practices to help organizations find, control, and optimize their information.  Our work is shaped by these core beliefs:
• We believe that the effective management and application of an organization's information assets is the surest path to reduce risk, improve productivity, and increase customer value.
• We believe that the individuals in organizations who understand and can act upon this relationship between information stewardship and business value will be the primary change agents for their organizations in the decade ahead.
• We believe that the wisdom in the collective experience of those who have actually implemented information management solutions (users, providers, and consultants) has far more practical value than the opinions of experts.
• We believe that users are not simply marketing targets for vendors. Nor are solution providers to be feared by users. Informed and educated users and solution providers are needed to build effective information strategies.