Governance Trends and Best Practices from ARMA Live! 2014

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Predictive Coding

Predictive coding, which helps to classify content in an automated method, continues to be a key ingredient in proper information governance programs. It is considered by some to be ideal for e-Discovery technologies, allowing for quick and easy classification and identification of legal documents. However, while many do believe this is a growing trend, others find that it has not gained much traction due to its limited capabilities.

Yes, it can help with classification of the content, but there are many moving pieces to the information governance puzzle. Ensuring content is placed under proper governance throughout the entire lifecycle of the content is crucial. This is especially important given that content may span decades and reside in different repositories — for technical, business and legal reasons, content will never reside in one system. Companies that are looking into predictive coding technologies should also consider a more extensive and robust information governance program to properly govern their sensitive digital assets.

Recently, ARMA International held its 59th Annual Conference & Expo in San Diego, California, bringing together professionals in the records and information management industry with organizations interested in bolstering their information governance policies. In today's business environment, it's crucial that corporate documents are governed to ensure that organizations remain competitive and compliant. As the mountain of information grows, so does the burden to manage it and avoid the risks associated with mismanagement.

One of the major trends coming out of ARMA 2014 was the notion of transitioning from records management to information governance. The digital age has presented a host of new challenges with regards to managing electronic information, challenges that are not being addressed by the practices long used for physical records. The transition to information governance is necessary given that records management has its roots and practices based in managing physical files and papers, while information governance is centered on looking after and making decisions about an organization's information assets, throughout its entire lifecycle.

This slideshow features information governance trends and best practices from the industry's top players at this year's ARMA conference, as identified by Bassam Zarkout, CTO, RSD.

 

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