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Records Management

Say Happy Birthday to RIM – 24 Years Old

April is Records and Information Management (RIM) Month. Now in its 24th year, it was developed to emphasize the importance of good record keeping and information management. You would think after all these years that businesses would have a greater appreciation of the accomplishments of their records management staff.…

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Why a Metadata Repository Will Improve Search and Information Transparency

Intelligent search can be achieved when an organization recognizes the value of a metadata repository or enterprise metadata environment. A stumbling block within information governance is, and always has been, the lack of metadata and subjective metadata, along with the issue of the business user as the primary author of metadata.…

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Migration

Oops! Changing Your Mind About the Cloud? You’re Not Alone

A few years ago, jumping on the cloud bandwagon was a ‘must do.’ Migrating to the cloud seemed a piece of cake – load your data and away you go. Racking up all kinds of savings because cloud storage was free – well, almost.…

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Information Governance – Information Made Easy – Well, Made Easier

This is the second part of the blog Information Governance – Must Have or Nice to Have?

Information governance was a boon for consultants, except for when they often priced themselves out of the market. Hopefully, greed never wins.…

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Information Governance – Must Have or Nice to Have?

“We have over 1 billion documents in our system and no way of knowing what is of value and what is not.” Deep Analysis client

A few years back, information governance was a popular phrase.…

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Discovery, Risk, and Insight in a Metadata-Driven World

Risky Business and Shoddy Practices – Yes, I’m Talking to You

Gartner reports that 85 percent of information in a company is unstructured – IBM estimates 80 percent – and that an organization’s information doubles every 18 months.…

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The Search for Data Truth

In a survey conducted by Accenture, 79 percent of executives agree that organizations are basing their most critical systems and strategies on data, yet many have not invested in the capabilities to verify the truth within the data.…

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Compliance

Successful Integration and Compliance for Mergers and Acquisitions

If you have gone through a merger or acquisition, you know how hard it is to integrate very different environments. Part of the problem is time.

Often, not enough time has been allocated to determine the most efficient methods to get processes right first time, to eliminate the need to go back and fix both old and new challenges.…

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Technology and Information Governance – A Match Made in Heaven

Several years ago, we were already concerned about information governance, long before it became a persistent and sometimes annoying subject. Almost all the articles and analyst viewpoints consist of definitions, what’s involved, and why you should do it, but rarely the how to do it.…

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Overturning 30 Years of Legacy Processes and Mindset. “That’s the way we’ve always done it’.

I’m all for change. I see organizations who are stuck in the past and activities and processes are based on ‘well that’s the way we’ve always done it.’ And forget suggesting changes, as that won’t fly either, and you hear ‘no, it won’t work that way because…’

According to Ojas Rege, vice president of strategy at MobileIron, in an article wrote, “Indeed, 2016 will be a challenging year for IT as mobile and cloud force CIOs to adopt a more agile model of information security, policy design, technology evaluation, and lifecycle management, This new approach overturns 30 years of legacy process and mindset but it can no longer be avoided.

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