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3 Necessary Information Governance Capabilities That Don’t Come Out of the Box

Posted by Andrew Borgschulte On August 21, 2017

SharePoint and Office 365 are the ideal platform for enterprise collaboration, and offer some enterprise-grade information governance features. The Microsoft platform provides excellent value on its own, but can easily be extended with third-party software to enable IG and records management features that provide industry leading compliance from within a system users can already understand.

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People Aren't Necessarily Librarians

Posted by Cynthia Wood On August 4, 2017

I learned the Dewy Decimal system in fourth grade, but I'm not sure they teach that any longer!  With modern software, card catalogs and manual sorting are a thing of the past in libraries, and that ease of access should flow through to the digital workplace.

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Vote for Gimmal in the InfoGovCon 2017 Awards!

Posted by Jude O'Neill On August 3, 2017

Information Governance Conference 2017 is closing in, and the award nominations have just opened! As they describe it:

"This conference is the premier gathering of the leaders in the field of Information Governance. It is designed to offer exceptional educational and networking opportunities to increase the effectiveness information efforts, while sharing best practices."
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Business, Legal, and IT are all Stakeholders in Information Governance

Posted by Cynthia Wood On July 28, 2017

For an information governance plan to be effective, it needs to be complete. The content that your organization generates, the purpose that content serves, where it's stored, and who needs to access and modify it are all important considerations, and the more comprehensively you can answer these questions, the better your results will be.

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Transparent Systems: The Role of AI and Machine Learning in Content Management

Posted by Cynthia Wood On July 7, 2017

Manual content management takes up too much time to be productive. As we said in our last post in this series, employees in traditional/paper-based offices spend six hours a week on average searching for paper documents and eight hours per week creating reports. With productivity at such a premium, this time investment is not sustainable.

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5 Fatal Information Governance Mistakes You Must Avoid

Posted by Andrew Borgschulte On June 29, 2017

What does it take for a well-intentioned information governance initiative to fail? As records and information manager roles are adapting to adjust to the ever-changing business environment, they must keep in mind some critical mistakes to avoid making. This post lays out five ways to become a data governance leader at the core of your organization's information governance strategy and avoid...

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IT Should Support Information Governance on SharePoint, Not Own it

Posted by Cynthia Wood On June 2, 2017

SharePoint is not an IT resource, it is a business resource. Despite that, many organizations see the technical requirements of deployment and relegate full-time management and information governance within their SharePoint environment entirely to IT.

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Don't Gamble With Your Data: Information Governance Programs Mitigate Risk

Posted by Shawn Cosby On May 31, 2017

If there is one thing to take away from the last year, it is that information should not be taken for granted. Not only can a data breach cause huge issues, but it can actually be used to generate revenue.

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A Quick Cheat Sheet for Building an Information Governance Program

Posted by Chris Caplinger On May 23, 2017

Starting an information governance program within your organization can be an intimidating project. The first thing to consider is that IG should encompass the entire enterprise to be effective. Let's highlight a few areas to get you off on the right foot.

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Shadow IT Will Kill Any Information Governance Project

Posted by Shawn Cosby On May 18, 2017

As we've discussed before, there are many roadblocks to a successful information governance project. One major issue not mentioned in that post is Shadow IT.

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