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Concept Searching SharePoint and Office 365 Webinar on Information Governance

How to Get Started and Why: Information Governance for SharePoint and Office 365 Webinar on August 19th

Concept Searching is hosting the webinar, ‘How to get started and why: Information Governance for SharePoint and Office 365,’ on Tuesday, August 19th at 11:30am-12:30pm EDT. Registration is now open for this educational webinar.

Information Governance is a popular topic in the press, but presents very real challenges to SharePoint and Office 365 organizations that would like to implement it. The recent AIIM survey, ‘Automating Information Governance – Assuring Compliance,’ co-sponsored by Concept Searching, showed that only 10% of organizations have a workable Information Governance policy.

Information Governance is people, process, and technology. The technology is relatively easy, but it is the people and the process that are the tough parts. Surprisingly, executive buy-in isn’t always easy to obtain, unless there has been a major data breach, or fines due to non-compliance.

This webinar is highly recommended for those who are responsible for any aspect of Information Governance, or would like to learn more about the topic. Attendees will take away an understanding of the business challenges, the justification and ROI, and the technology issues that need to be answered, even if approaching Information Governance a step at a time. The audience will learn, from a best practices perspective, how to develop a framework for Information Governance that can be accomplished incrementally.

This webinar will explore:

  • What is Information Governance and why should one care?
  • The business issues and application challenges
  • Justifying Information Governance, ROI and savings, and building the case
  • Developing a framework for Information Governance
  • Technologies
  • Information Governance for Office 365 – the unique issues
  • Case studies in SharePoint and Office 365 – the challenges and solutions

Focusing on the SharePoint and Office 365 environment, this webinar would also be beneficial to any organization, regardless of platform.

Register for the webinar here. All registrants will be sent a link to the recording. Full details on all upcoming Concept Searching webinars, including registration links, are here.

The next 15-minute webinar in the Concept Searching ‘How To’ webinar series will focus on search in Office 365. It will be held on July 30th, 11:30am – 11:45am EDT. Register for the ‘How To Deploy Enterprise Strength Search in Office 365’ webinar here, to learn how to improve search results and manage search in a hybrid environment.

Both webinars would be of interest to Business Owners in Records Management, Legal, Data Security, HR, Migration, Compliance, Social Networking, and CRM, as well as Content Managers, SharePoint Administrators, Architects, and Knowledge Managers.

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Can Intelligent Search Solve Information Governance Challenges

Insightful Article on the Value of Search as a Key Component in Information Governance

Concept Searching is pleased to announce the publication, in the KMWorld Intelligent Search and Information Access Best Practices White Paper, of the article ‘Can Intelligent Search Solve Information Governance Challenges.’

Concept Searching has focused on information governance for over four years. Information governance, although currently a highly covered topic with the media and analysts, is a complicated and long-term investment and process, with little tangible ROI. This article focuses on search as a key component of information governance that can be deployed to immediately improve organizational performance and, at the same time, act as a building block to set information governance in motion.

Martin Garland, President of Concept Searching, commented, “Search is no longer a nice to have, but is one of the most critical tools used by all users within an organization. Most search engines do not accommodate the way in which different users search, therefore information cannot be found. Now, issues such as potential security breaches and non-compliance are exposed during the search process. Search must be included in a solid information governance plan, and gains in productivity, better decision making, and risk reduction are all quantifiable business benefits that can be achieved immediately.”

Concept Searching’s Smart Content Framework™ for information governance, with its award-winning technologies and intelligent metadata enabled solutions, is being used to enable clients to develop and deploy an information governance strategy.

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Play Nice to Achieve Information Governance – Really?

I just read an article, Finding Common Ground with Information Governance on the need to essentially get compliance, IT, and business on the same wavelength. I totally agree, in theory with the article, but the author didn’t provide any practical steps to achieve this – if there are any. The assertion is, if these three can all share the same objectives, then the organization is poised to achieve information governance.

I would agree that it would certainly help if everyone got along, so to speak, but information governance is not on everyone’s agenda, regardless of how much it is being ‘pushed’ to us by media, analysts, and consultants. If we look at the individual roles, pretty much everyone has their plates full with projects, or simply running the business (think revenues). If you cannot gain a consensus then you are faced with the ‘naysayers’ who really don’t want another strategic change, and along with it, the continual oversight that is required.

As far as I am concerned, information governance, as a strategic and tactical plan actually does need participation of all of the above, plus business process owners, and subject matter experts. Like the author, I have no practical ideas on how to achieve the end result.

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