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Defining the Differences Between Information Governance, IT Governance, & Data Governance

There has been a great deal of confusion around the term information governance (IG) and how it is often confused with other similar industry terms, such as information technology (IT) governance and data governance . The definitions put forth at times have compounded the confusion...

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Information Without Governance Is Like A Kid With Free Reign To The Cookie Jar

Everyone wants information, but no one wants records. The problem with records is that they are inactive, locked in a cabinet and no longer serve a business purpose. Information is active and can go places where records cannot go, such as the cloud and to mobile. Records are tightly managed...

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How Cloud Is Shaping The Future Of Public Sector IT Security

A Vodafone UK survey conducted among the Information and Communication Technology teams at public sector organizations across the country threw some pretty interesting results. According to the report, 80% of the public sector officials were interested in implementing BYOD (Bring...

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Why Small Businesses Should (and will) Flock To Cloud

Most small business taps cloud computing for their business operations, particularly the Software as a Service (SaaS). They tend to send emails by using the Outlook platform , they manage customer concerns and relationships through Contractually or utilize Basecamp for keeping tabs on their...

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Why Empowerment Is Job One Of Information Governance

I am glad that my job title is “Records Management Program Manager” and not “Records Manager.” The problem with “Records Managers” is they perpetuate the problem that records management is the job of an individual or a department. Records management, when...

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Migration to SharePoint 2013: business and IT factors to consider

Many companies and organizationsconsider migrating to SharePoint 2013 from their current 2010 or 2007 environment. Or better, they now that the transition is inevitable…, but what are the consequences? Answering this question requires insight in all areas impacted by the SharePoint...

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Creating a RIM Culture of Adaptability

Today’s records manager needs to view the world through the perspective of an entrepreneur. One of the best books that I have read on records management is actually not a records management book, but about Silicon Valley and applying the principles of a start-up to your career so that you...

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Why All RIM Professionals Should Obtain The CIP

I am big advocate of the Information Governance Reference Model . In the IGRM it outlines four key players and they are RIM, legal, IT and business. As I have been studying the IGRM it has recently dawned on me that a Certified Information Professional is crucial for implementation. One of...

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