Welcome to the March/April 2016 issue of Information Management!

Discovering Common Threads

As we continue to celebrate the 50th volume year of this publication, I am flipping through issues from 1967, 1992, and 2007 to learn more about its foundation and evolution. It surprises me to find that many of the topics discussed in those pages are still relevant to professionals today, including some covered in this issue. Discover other hot topics from 50, 25, and 10 years ago, as well as a sampling of association highlights, article names and authors, and advertisers’ names and taglines in the “Looking Back” special section.

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ISSN: 2155-3505


InFocus: A Message from the Editor

Common Threads Throughout the Years

Vicki Wiler

A look back at this publication’s articles from 50, 25, and 10 years ago prove – as French novelist Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr put it – “The more things change, the more they remain the same.”

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


Conducting a Business and Systems Analysis to Protect Your ECM Investment
Mark Grysiuk, CRM, CIP
Cleaning, organizing, and classifying content in accordance with information governance policies prior to migrating files to an enterprise content management system are essential to ensuring its successful implementation and adoption and to minimizing operational risks and liability.

Benefitting from the NIST Cybersecurity Framework
Meg Scofield
“The Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity,” which was published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, acts as a Rosetta stone to help organizations translate and navigate among complex cybersecurity requirements. Its adaptability makes it applicable to a broad range of operating environments and potentially will make it the de facto industry standard.

What Organizations Must Know About the ‘Right to Be Forgotten’
Erik Werfel, J.D., IGP, CIPP-US, CISSP, CEDS
The European Union’s (EU) “right to be forgotten” affects not only search engines but any organization that hosts EU citizens’ information or does business in the EU. Records and information management professionals who get requests to remove information must understand the factors that should guide their decisions.



Fellows Forum Series
In Search of an Effective RIM or IG Program
Fred V. Diers, CRM, FAI
In this article, Fred Diers lists common obstacles that prevent organizations from implementing and maintaining an effective, enterprise-wide RIM program, including what he believes is the major one: people’s resistance to change. He focuses the article on how to overcome that resistance and put into place the essential elements of an effective program.

Business Matters Sub-feature
Seven Things Records Destruction Vendors Are Afraid to Tell You
Robert (Bob) Johnson
Information management service providers struggle with the dilemma of wanting to give their current and potential customers prudent advice but not wanting to offend them. Free of that conflict, Bob Johnson shares several recommendations that could benefit your organization.

Special Section: 50th Year

50, 25, 10 Years: A Look Back
Discover the RIM profession’s hot issues of 50, 25, and 10 years ago, as well association highlights, article names and authors, and advertisers’ names and taglines in this special section.

In Review

Analytics Is for Everyone
Judy Vasek Sitton, CRM
The authors of Behind Every Good Decision demystify analytics, which is often viewed as a complex discipline associated with big data and predictively analysis. They share their five-step approach to using data to make business decisions and contend that 70%-80% of business decisions can be accomplished effectively with simple analytic techniques and a spreadsheet.

In Review
How to Prepare for Techmageddon
Crista Bradley
Technology Disaster Response and Recovery Planning is a compact guide that can serve as a useful launch pad for professionals ready to create or update an organization’s technology disaster plan.


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