A proactive approach to information governance
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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.
1Trends 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.
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