One significant ongoing information governance challenge is how to deal with the “Zombie” devices and file shares that remain after employees depart for one reason or another, or that are uncovered during merger & acquisition activities. Zombie devices and data can include laptops or other personal computing devices, and previously assigned file share space. The […]

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For many years information governance failed to achieve many of its goals primarily because document classification, which is the necessary first step in nearly all IG initiatives, has proven difficult to achieve on an enterprise scale. No more. 2015 marks the beginning of a whole new era. Background People involved in information governance have long known […]

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Many times it’s the hidden assumptions, the ones that are never made explicit or never periodically confirmed, that can cause the most damage when they’re wrong. In Information Governance and Enterprise Content Management one of the most basic assumptions is that there is one logical document per file with electronic records, and one logical unit […]

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ECM users sometimes have the Info Gov equivalent of the deep sea diving “bends.” This condition occurs when divers ascend too quickly after deep dives and the gas that had been compressed in their bodies decompresses causing painful and sometimes fatal injuries. ECM users sometimes feel like their heads are about to explode after trying […]

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Google Maps teaches several lessons about information governance that are worth considering for any major IG initiative that will take in information from many sources, normalize it, keep it current, and present it in a useful fashion. 1. Start with a bold vision. Stephen Covey would call this begin with the end in mind. Without […]

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We are asked on a regular basis why organizations should use visual classification to manage their electronic and paper repositories for various information governance initiatives. Here’s a summary of how we respond: Hardware-scalable ingestion speed – for truly enterprise-scale collections. Clusters ALL of an organization’s documents– scanned and native electronic – no partial solutions. Text independent – […]

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The advice given in Kenny Rogers’ ballad, “The Gambler,” is fitting for governance professionals charged with implementing document remediation or content migration initiatives: The way you find out out what kind of documents you’re holding is that same way you find out what cards you’re holding in a poker game: look at them. Don’t theorize […]

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