Information Governance: Risk & Value

In Information Governance there is inherently a balance of risk versus value related to information. As what Robert Smallwood has called a “super-discipline1” and Dean Gonsowski has called an “umbrella concept2”, Information Governance spans many disciplines and provides guidance and strategy for all organizational information.

What Information Governance must do is inform disciplines in two arenas of information: disciplines that protect the organization from the potential damage that information can wreak, and disciplines that enhance the organization by extracting value from information.

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Optismo Featured Alongside SEC, FOIA Research Center, & Data Transparency Coalition

WASHINGTON, DC - Optismo CEO, Nick Inglis, joined an esteemed panel of experts at a Washington, DC seminar on Records Management sponsored and hosted by Feith. Inglis presented on the topic of ensuring SharePoint as an organization's enterprise information management application and then participated on an esteemed panel including: Sunil Ohri, Of Counsel, Stein Mitchell Cipollone Beato and Missner; Hudson Hollister, Executive Director, Data Transparency Coalition; David Brown, Archivist, US Securities & Exchange Commission; and Lisette Garcia, Executive Director, FOIA Resource Center. (pictures below the fold)

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Throwing Technology At Information Governance Efforts

Information Governance stands atop many other disciplines as a "super-discipline" or an "umbrella concept" depending upon who you ask. As such, it fulfills, primarily, a strategic role within organizations. That strategic role is often one that didn't exist previously or existed in "pockets" in an organization (think legal departments and Records Management departments).

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Knowledge Management Rises From The Dead

Knowledge Management, like a zombie, is returning from the dead due to the rise of Enterprise Social Networks. In the mid-90s through the early 2000s, all of the rage was Knowledge Management. The dream of pulling together the individual knowledge of workers across an enterprise ruled the day, ruled the pundits, ruled the discussion, rules the purchasing departments. It ended, however, as mostly a lost cause, primarily because of the available tools in the 90s and early 2000s.

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Optismo, LLC. forms strategic partnership with FileFacets

Optismo to leverage FileFacets technology at the core of its newly announced product, igKit

Providence, RI / Branford, CT / Ontario, CA – Optismo, LLC. has formed a strategic partnership with FileFacets, a division of Perram Corporation. Optismo will be utilizing FileFacets technology within it’s new product, igKit. FileFacets technology provides an array of information governance functionality for igKit including shared drive cleanup technology, ROT (redundant, outdated, trivial) information processing, as well as migration technology.

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