Information Governance: 2015 Predictions

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Social Media Will Be Governed According to Policy

In order to remain competitive, organizations need to digitize their business. Unfortunately, many companies lack the agility to effectively start this process, and do not have the means to do so in accordance with regulations and governance. Consumers are using new mediums to communicate with brands, including social media. In response, marketing departments and customer support groups are using these social media platforms to communicate with internal employees and customers and, in some instances, these interactions represent corporate records.

In Gartner's report from March of 2013 on the "Six Questions to Drive Records Management in Your Social Initiatives," it is clearly stated that social media content requires records management, just like all other content, but many organizations don't know how to create an effective management process. In 2015, more organizations will look to incorporate social media content in their policy definition and explore methods on enforcing the policy across the various systems.

In this digital age, it is crucial that corporate documents, both electronic and physical, are governed to ensure that organizations remain fully compliant. As the mountain of information grows, so too does the burden to manage it. With the ever-increasing frequency of electronic communication in the workplace, information governance is a field that will continue to grow and evolve in the coming years.

2014 was a big year for information governance, with records managers embracing the need and driving the transformation from existing records management practices to full information governance in their organizations. Many of the information management conferences and organizations focused their efforts on information governance in 2014 including AIIM and ARMA, as well as the newly formed Information governance Initiative (IGI). AIIM focused one of its Executive Leadership Councils (ELC) on information governance and ARMA jointly staged with the Sedona Conference the first Executive Conference on information governance.

Moving into 2015, organizations must make understanding the value of their information assets a resolution. According to Bassam Zarkout, CTO, RSD, technology alone is not a solution; instead, it must be coupled with cultural changes within an organization in order to implement a successful information governance program. The following slideshow discusses key information governance trends to watch for in 2015.


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