If data center records managers didn't have enough to worry about a few years ago, technology trends have only magnified their problems.
Today, information has proliferated exponentially, and locations where this rapidly growing data storm can reside are exploding. Trends like mobility and social media have brought these issues of information growth to the fore.
As a result, records managers are "kind of paralyzed," remarked Steve Goodfellow, the president of Access Systems Inc., an IT services firm in Manlius, N.Y., and a speaker at the ARMA Live 2013 conference. He talked with SearchContentManagement about some of the trends driving records management, information governance and e-discovery.
According to Goodfellow, one of the first steps in getting a handle on records management trends is to take a meaningful inventory of what you have. He and other experts also vehemently recommend managing your digital and physical records' "estates" as a single entity.
Leigh Isaacs also weighed in on ways in which organizations can -- and must -- get proactive about information governance. According to Isaacs, predictive coding is one way that organizations can take a more assertive and organized approach to organizing their inventory for meaningful search and discovery.
Check out our brief guide on issues related to enterprise content and records management trends below, as well as our ARMA conference coverage.
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ARMA Live 2013 conference
Check out SearchContentManagement's latest coverage of the upcoming ARMA Live 2013 conference, being held in Las Vegas, Oct. 28 through Oct 30.
In this video, expert Larry Ponemon explains how electronic data management software can help your organization avoid paper-based problems and start thinking about securing information regardless of format. Continue Reading
Expert Steve Goodfellow talks about the latest records management trends and how it's been disrupted by cloud and mobility. Continue Reading
A two-hour panel on governance, risk, compliance and data privacy revealed the differences of opinion record managers have regarding these issues. Continue Reading
Trends in records management
Increasingly, data experts counsel a cohesive approach to records management that considers electronic and physical files together and also considers records management in the context of a broader enterprise content management strategy.
The increasing focus on information governance has given records managers new roles as experts in information governance and management. Continue Reading
The current pace of information creation and collection makes it imperative for organizations to begin viewing records and content through a single lens. Continue Reading
Having an approach to lifecycle management and retention practices becomes critical as information sources explode, says Brian Hill, a principal analyst at Forrester Research. Continue Reading
At the ARMA Live 2013 conference, records management expert Steve Goodfellow of Access Systems Consulting discussed highlights from the show, such as the risks of cloud computing and developing a sound risk management strategy. Continue Reading
Important records management terms
Learning the terminology of records management and understanding how certain terms are blurring and merging in the area of governance, risk and compliance is important.