Welcome to the July/August 2014 issue of Information Management!

For many of you, the prospect of working in a functional area that adds to your organization’s bottom line, rather than in a cost center, is a welcome one. To do that, though, you may have to expand your tight focus on records management, taking a wider information governance (IG) view. This issue’s articles are meant to help you acquire knowledge and skills you may need to get that perspective. Becoming a key player on the IG team will help ensure that your organization’s investment in you produces a positive return!

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Top IG Tech Trends: Auto-Classification, Big Data

Gordon E.J. Hoke, IGP, CRM

Big data was a major topic of discussion for attendees of April’s Executive Conference on Information Governance. Largely the result of the World Wide Web, mobile applications, and the Internet of things, big data presents information governance challenges that can be met with auto-classification, predictive coding, and content analytics tools.


Leveraging the Principle of Availability to Show ROI

Julie Gable, CRM, CDIA, FAI

When budgets are tight and senior management has decided that consequences for poor recordkeeping is less costly than mitigating its risks, it’s difficult to get funding for information governance initiatives. Two case studies show how to work around the risk issue by demonstrating positive return on investment for those initiatives.


Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles® Series

Cut Costs, Risks with Proactive Litigation Plan

Michael C. Wylie, J.D., PMP, and Kelli A. Layton, J.D.

This article explains how to develop a litigation readiness plan that will help reduce costs and mitigate risks associated with e-discovery when the plan is implemented and adhered to by employees who deal with electronically stored information.


RIM Fundamentals Series

How to Develop and Implement an Effective RIM Policy

Blake E. Richardson, CRM, CIP

Business policies provide a framework within which employees are expected to operate. This article describes the basic components of all policies, as well as the basic components of a records and information management policy.

Case Studies in Managing Change

Andrew J. SanAgustin

In this article, the author reveals what he learned through one failed change-oriented project that helped him succeed in the next one. Preparation, communication, and collaboration with end-users were the key issues in both cases.

Up Front

News, trends, and analysis of interest to you and your organization


Special Section

ARMA International 59th Annual Conference & Expo


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