Blog - 2015

Emerging Technologies and Regulations: Recap of CGOC New York 2015

March 18, 2015

CGOC held another successful regional meeting in New York last week discussing the impact of emerging technologies and regulations on information governance.

Organizational Agility Challenges Information Governance

February 25, 2015

Executive leaders are stressing the strategic importance for their organizations to become more agile in responding to market dynamics that seem to be occurring more rapidly. Information sits at the center of this strategic objective. It feeds analytic engines enabling improved decision making to address changes in customer behavior, competitive threats and market direction. A...

Information Analysis and Discovery Depend on Metadata

February 12, 2015

“We kill people based on metadata.” That was the statement from the former head of the NSA, General Michael Hayden during an interview with ABC News. In another interview, I recall watching a U.S. congressman say that metadata was one of the key tools for combatting terrorism. The intent of this post isn’t to suggest...

BYOD: the Impact on Information Governance

February 4, 2015

In a recent article in BetaNews, Ian Barker wrote that the “shift to mobile computing has led to some major changes for enterprises, not least in how the security and confidentiality of data is governed.” He referenced a new report from Forrester Consulting that surveyed 205 IT and legal professionals in enterprises in the US...

How Prepared is Your Organization for Cloud and BYOD?

January 28, 2015

As organizations move toward becoming more agile to meet customer preferences and competitive forces by leveraging information to a greater degree, tremendous strain and risk are added by the initiatives themselves. Accomplishing this strategic objective necessitates making data more easily accessible and distributing it to more destinations beyond their four walls (virtual or real) than...

Information Governance Needs to be Part of the Strategic Discussion

January 21, 2015

While the title of this blog post may seem to be a no-brainer for CGOC members there remains a need to make the case for information governance as part of an organization’s strategic plan. This was highlighted in a recent article by Jed Cawthorne, Push for Strategic Governance in Information Management (CMS Wire) along with...

#Metadata: Everybody is Tagging

January 14, 2015

Remember when “tagging” was used to describe the action of someone spray painting graffiti on walls and trains? The term has taken on whole new meaning these days where everyone is “tagging” or perhaps “hash-tagging” is a better descriptor. There are hashtags for whatever you want to use to associate your latest tweet, Facebook post...

Storage Growth: A Symptom of Inadequate Information Governance

January 7, 2015

An explosion, tsunami, and avalanche are adjectives that have all been used over the past decade to describe the amount of new data being created. The Petabyte (1,000,000 Gigabytes) has become the common order of magnitude used to describe the amount of storage capacity many enterprises are approaching or already have under management. The increasing...