We’re getting a lot more focused around how businesses get value from information and leverage that value to grow the business. Would you agree that that’s where we’re [moving] to, from a market perspective?
From B. Blair: There’s a false dichotomy here. It’s not either-or. It’s both. It’s always going to be both. The question of whether or not the value generation is more important than the risk reduction is a marketing question at the end of the day. The reality is that every company has those needs on both sides and, in fact, there is lots of evidence that shows that the risk side of it is just growing in complexity and difficulty. It’s really the question of what you emphasize.
From R. Hale: We see many clients needing a way of just getting things started, and sometimes those things can be embarrassingly mundane. Everyone’s looking for the big deal. We have many organizations that start with a conversation about how they ought to classify hundreds of terabytes of content with no user input. Ultimately, [to] learn those practices and how they get there, it might be a good idea to start with things that are more achievable.
During Global Information Governance Day (GIGD), held this year in February, RSD, a leading provider of information governance solutions for the enterprise, hosted an exclusive online panel discussion on the challenges being faced by organizations today dealing with information governance issues. Information management professionals and industry pundits joined the lineup of expert panelists, which included Barclay T. Blair, co-founder and executive director at the Information Governance Initiative (IGI), Richard Hale, CTO at Active Navigation, and Jon Garde, senior product manager at RSD, former Chair of the DLM forum and author of the MOREQ 2010 standard. Ed Hallock, senior director of North American marketing at RSD, moderated the panel.
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