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Transition from Records Management to Information Governance 

RSD continues to pursue our mission of helping customers achieve SMART Information Governance because we know that as the mountain of information grows, the cost to manage it grows. Not only that, the cost and the risk associated with mismanagement grows exponentially as well. We can show you how to transform information into a valuable...

Posted on 10/22/2014 - 15:38 by Sandy Gordon

Trends, Challenges, and Perspectives for Pharmaceutical Organizations

As a platinum sponsor of the ARMA Live! 2014, we are excited to continue pursuing our mission of helping customers achieve smart information governance.

We are aware that companies can’t keep the enormous amount of growing information and it is necessary to implement defensible deletion. ARMA provides the educational opportunity...

Posted on 10/22/2014 - 15:35 by Sandy Gordon

Baseball fans out there know that yesterday the Kansas Royals won the American League Championship and earned their first berth to the World Series since 1985, when the team last made the playoffs and won the World Series.  My home and favorite team is the Tampa Bay Rays, but I have really come to appreciate the Royals during these playoffs...

Posted on 10/16/2014 - 18:05 by Ed Hallock

Information is still getting created at a faster pace than organizations are able to analyze and extract the value from that information.  That means the potential value of the information is in many ways potentially greater than the actual value an organization is getting today.  This is driving the emergence of Infonomics.  How many times do we hear corporate executives say “that information is one of their company's greatest assets”? But rarely do they truly understand,...

Posted on 09/19/2014 - 16:00 by Ed Hallock

I just returned from a trip to Adelaide Australia were I did two presentations on transforming to Information Governance for RIMPA, Records and Information Professionals Australasia.  RIMPA is the Asia Pacific equivalent of ARMA North America and each year they hold a conference to educate RIM professionals on records and information management.

Before I elaborate on the conference first let me tell you a little bit about the city of Adelaide and the state of South Australia...

Posted on 09/13/2014 - 19:31 by Ed Hallock

What exactly is metadata?  Most Records Managers inherently understand its purpose and value, but for those outside the profession it can be a mystery. And it can be difficult to concisely and clearly define it to others.  If you listen to Australia's Attorney General George Brandis fumble his way through an explanation of it, you might be forgiven for thinking the Australian Government is also still trying to work it out.  Last week George spoke to Sky News about Australia's...

Posted on 08/19/2014 - 23:03 by Craig Dent

If you live and breathe information governance, chances are you heard about the IGI (Information governance Initiative). Simply put, the IGI is a think tank and consortium on advancing information governance in the market and within organizations. Members of the IGI include a variety of people such as (but not limited to):

  • Corporate practitioners (who are actually doing stuff)
  • Technology providers (such as RSD and...
Posted on 08/13/2014 - 03:06 by Tamir Sigal

Earlier this month I completed a trip to Australia and Singapore to deliver a series of seminars around information governance, along with a couple of analysts from Forrester Research.  Before I get to what was learned let me take a detour and talk about these two fantastic nations.

I started out back in Sydney, which happens to be one of my favorite places in the world.  I am a water person, and the city is comprised of harbors connected by a wonderful ferry system with the...

Posted on 07/21/2014 - 19:48 by Ed Hallock

Chaos to Organization

To put something into the attic, I need to drag over a footstool (because I can’t quite reach the handle), pull a door down from the ceiling, and unfold a ladder. That’s why most of my stuff ends up in the basement. The problem is that the basement is musty and some things...

Posted on 07/15/2014 - 18:24 by Sandy Gordon

Every summer, I find myself devouring book after book. I don’t know if it’s my inner child coming out and telling me it’s time to tackle a summer reading list (remember those in middle school?). But the summertime is definitely when I read the most. And, now that it's officially summer, you are probably in need of some great reading options for those lounging days by the pool, at the beach, or wherever you find yourself relaxing.

We did our own research here at RSD and compiled a...

Posted on 07/03/2014 - 17:06 by Sandy Gordon

Gartner Inc. recently included RSD in their latest magic quadrant (MQ) for Structured Data Archiving and Application Retirement.  I was quite pleased to work with Gartner on behalf of RSD for this MQ for a number of reasons.  Why, you ask?  Because there is a direct correlation between the archiving and governance of information! Companies today simply cannot take a narrow view of archiving information without understanding life-cycle, including retention based on laws and...

Posted on 06/24/2014 - 19:55 by Ed Hallock

Cleaning Windows

Window washing is a time-honored rite of spring. But it’s one of those projects we try to fob off on someone else because who wants to wash windows? You’ve heard the punchline to the story about trying to hire a house cleaner who says, “I don’t do windows.” Do you know why? Before the tilt-in...

Posted on 06/18/2014 - 14:45 by Sandy Gordon

Last week I attended an excellent conference in Canberra, Australia - "Information: the Currency of the Digital Economy". It was part of the national Information Awareness Month. 

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Posted on 06/18/2014 - 09:53 by Craig Dent

Grass

Is it just me, or have you noticed that people pay more attention to maintaining snow blowers than lawn mowers? Every fall, right around Columbus Day, I start wondering when the first snow will fall, and that propels me to make sure the snow blower is tuned up and ready to go. In...

Posted on 06/11/2014 - 15:32 by Sandy Gordon

I have just returned from Washington DC after attending the AIIM Executive Leadership Council on Information Governance. AIIM is the Association for Information and Image Management and they have been actively helping to address information management challenges for over 70 years. The ELC brought together information professionals from both the vendor and user community to discuss IG.  Somewhat ironic that we met to discuss governance in...

Posted on 06/06/2014 - 20:23 by Ed Hallock
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