Information governance has long been viewed as essential for global companies that handle large amounts of sensitive data, and it continues to become much more mission critical each day. Yet, information governance can be a confusing market and many executives are left frustrated. Compiled by RSD, this slideshow features 10 of the top organizations and resources to help companies navigate this confusing path. The company’s solutions for information governance, output management, and document archiving and retrieval support help reduce operating costs and risk exposure through robust information governance programs for millions of users worldwide.
Founded in 1973 in Geneva, with offices in North America: New York and Boston; in Europe: Geneva, Paris, London and Madrid; and in Asia-Pacific: Singapore and Sydney, RSD is a leading provider of information governance (IG) solutions for the enterprise. RSD products can help companies reduce operating costs and risk exposure through robust information governance programs that span multiple jurisdictions and decades-long lifecycles.
Organizations Supporting Information Governance
Click through for the top 10 organizations that provide resources and guidance for those pursuing information governance initiatives, as identified by RSD.
ARMA International is a not-for-profit professional association and the authority of governing information as a strategic asset. ARMA International offers invaluable resources such as:
- Legislative and regulatory updates
- Standards and best practices
- Technology trends and applications
- Live and Web-based education
- Marketplace news and analysis
- Books and videos on managing records and information
- Global network of 27,000+ information management professionals and more than 10,000 professional members
AIIM (Association for Information and Image Management) is the global community of information professionals. They provide the education, research and certification that information professionals need to manage and share information assets in an era of mobile, social, cloud and Big Data.
For over three decades, the International Legal Technology Association has led the way in sharing knowledge and experience for those faced with challenges in their firms and legal departments. Through delivery of educational content and peer-networking opportunities, they provide members information resources in order to make technology work for the legal profession.
The DLM Forum is a vibrant community of public archives and interested parties from across government, commercial, academic and voluntary sectors who are active in information governance, including archives, records, document and information lifecycle management. Founded by the European Commission, it today is a not-for-profit foundation providing industry specifications, participating in activities and serving members from all over Europe and the rest of the world.
The Sedona Conference
The Sedona Conference (TSC) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) research and educational institute dedicated to the advanced study of law and policy in the areas of anti-trust law, complex litigation, and intellectual property rights. The mission of TSC is to drive the reasoned and just advancement of law and property by stimulating ongoing dialogue amongst leaders of the bench and bar to achieve consensus on tipping point issues.
Information Governance Initiative
The Information Governance Initiative (IGI) is a cross-disciplinary consortium and think tank dedicated to advancing the adoption of Information Governance practices and technologies through research, publishing, advocacy and peer-to-peer networking. The IGI publishes research, benchmarking surveys, and guidance for practitioners that is freely available on its website.
The MER is the only national conference focusing on the issues and challenges of managing electronic records and information from three perspectives: legal, technical and operational. The MER is recognized globally as the best single resource for:
- Understanding the many issues associated with the lifecycle management of electronically stored information
- Acquiring the information needed to successfully achieve information governance
The Information and Records Management Society (IRMS), launched in 1983, recognized the ever-increasing number of people working in the fields of records and information management. Regardless of professional or organizational status or qualifications, all those concerned with records and information are welcome to join the society.
The IAPP is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource. Founded in 2000, the IAPP is a not-for-profit organization that helps define, support and improve the privacy profession globally.
Finally, the American Health information Management Association (AHIMA) is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals worldwide. Serving 52 affiliated component state associations and more than 71,000 members, it is recognized as the leading source of “HIM knowledge,” a respected authority for rigorous professional education and training.