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A New Information Governance Leader


Remediation is more than mere deletion. It is an information governance (IG) process directed at bringing order to information. It is focused on the overall management of information including cleaning up, organizing, and migrating information. The overarching goals of a full remediation project are to retain information valuable or necessary to meet the organization’s business, legal, or regulatory objectives and obligations; to make sure that it is organized and accessible (including classification and migration, for example); and to ensure that information no longer useful to the organization is deleted in a defensible manner.

We delved deeply into the topic of remediation at our most recent IG Boot Camp at Relativity Fest (the annual user conference for kCura, an IGI Charter Supporter). We have published the results of that work in a new paper called “The Role of Remediation in Information Governance.”

In the paper, we:

• Define remediation.
• Provide an organizing principle for remediation.
• Provide a maturity model framework and methodology for remediation activities.
• Demonstrate that meaningful remediation is possible regardless of your information governance (IG) maturity.
• Discuss our latest research to explore what organizations are doing and planning regarding remediation.

To learn more about remediation, download the paper, today.

Join the IGI:

Not a member of the IGI Community? The IGI Community (Beta Version) is a place for practitioners from all facets of IG to come together and learn from each other. The IGI Community includes a public area where registered subscribers can access select IGI resources and a private, by-invitation-only membership site for working IG practitioners. Join today.

IGI Social


We're going even more social and will be hosting our first Twitter Chat today from 12:30 PM ET to 1:30 PM ET.

During our live Twitter Chat, we'll be discussing the results of our Annual Report 2014 in a Q&A format. We invite you to actively participate in the chat providing your answers, comments and thoughts to the questions and answers tweeted. To participate, follow #IGIchat on Twitter and include the hashtag #IGIChat in your tweets to make sure you are in the conversation.

You can follow the discussion and participate by using the Twitter Chat window below.

What is IG?


During a ZyLAB webinar on August 12, 2014, Barclay T. Blair (IGI Founder and Executive Director) spoke with Mary Mack, Esq., Enterprise Technology Counsel of ZyLAB, about the Information Governance Initiative’s Annual Report 2014: Information Governance Goes to Work.

View the full webinar below.

The IGI Annual Report 2014 and related infographics are available for download now at www.iginitiative.com/community (registration required).

Join the IGI:

Not a member of the IGI Community? The IGI Community (Beta Version) is a place for practitioners from all facets of IG to come together and learn from each other. The IGI Community includes a public area where registered subscribers can access select IGI resources, and a private, by-invitation-only membership site for working IG practitioners. Join today.



The Information Governance Initiative (IGI) is offering a one-day, information governance (IG) “boot camp” on Tuesday, October 14 in Chicago at kCura’s Relativity Fest. Relativity Fest, kCura’s annual conference for Relativity users, is a three-day, educational event including panels and a lab session.

IGI’s Boot Camps are offered in a seminar format with a series of working sessions designed to provide participants with a practical, hands-on approach to IG. This boot camp is the second in a series to be offered over the next months and through next year. The first is being offered at InfoGovCon on September 9, 2014.

“We have a wealth of experience about the processes necessary to implement an effective IG program. We also have very powerful technologies at our disposal. In short, IG is doable and organizations actually are undertaking IG projects, today. But just as when e-discovery emerged as a discipline, there is no need to reinvent the wheel or to start from scratch. Practitioners can and should learn from their colleagues’ successes—build on strategies that have worked and avoid approaches that have failed. Our IGI Boot Camps are a place for practitioners to get those very kinds of practical experience and insights from their peers. We are excited to offer a boot camp as part of kCura’s Relativity Fest.”—Bennett B. Borden (IGI Founder and Chair)

The IGI Boot Camp at Relativity Fest is designed specifically for corporate legal, IT, RIM, and compliance professionals. Barclay T. Blair, Bennett B. Borden, Jason R. Baron, and Jay Brudz—the IGI Executive team—will facilitate. During this interactive session, the team will discuss the results of a recent industry benchmarking survey, guide attendees through a workshop exploring the facets of IG and how to get an IG program started at your organization, and walk through a playbook of recommended steps for proactively managing your data using existing software—all to give you hands-on practice with running data remediation projects. Participants will walk away with practical experience that they can apply as they build and develop their IG programs.

“We’re excited about the addition of the IG Boot Camp to Relativity Fest. We always strive to deliver unique opportunities to learn and exceptional content at our conference that can’t be found in other venues. We also focus on providing tangible takeaways that attendees can use as soon as they get back to the office. The IG boot camp delivers on these fronts—providing you with an overview of the key concepts and industry benchmarks that you need to help form or advance your company’s IG strategy, to getting right into the weeds of showing you how you or your team can run a data remediation project in Relativity to reduce risk and cost within your organization.” –Nick Robertson of kCura.

There are two options for attending:

One-day pass: Access to the one-day boot camp, where you will learn about and workshop the core facets of information governance.

Full conference pass: Access to the boot camp, plus three days of Relativity Fest content, including a federal judges’ panel on e-discovery and a complete schedule of engaging educational sessions and hands-on labs.

To register for the workshop or the full show, please click here or contact relativityfest@kcura.com with questions.



While you may agree that information governance is important—from managing risks to maximizing the value of your information assets—it’s hard to know where to get started. If your entity is new to IG, how do you even begin to set up an effective IG program?

Join Barclay T. Blair (IGI Founder and Executive Director) and Mary Mack (Enterprise Technology Counsel for ZyLAB) for the webinar, Information Governance – The First Step, to get some practical guidance on getting started with your first IG project, including how to sell it to the appropriate stakeholders. This one-hour webinar will be held on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 10:00 am PST/12:00 pm CST/1:00 pm EST. The program is approved for one hour of CA CLE credit. It is hosted by the Organization of Legal Professionals (OLP) and is free to OLP members. To learn more and to register, click here. The webinar is the second in a two-part series on information governance by ZyLAB, an IGI Charter Supporter.

The first webinar in the series, Information Governance: Why Corporations Need It, held on May 8, 2014, discussed the Information Governance Initiative and why IG programs are important.


“The reality here is that the direst problems that we face and the great opportunities we have around information will not be solved or available to us without very senior level vision and support. While a lot of the pain is maybe felt down in the trenches of inattention to information. Certainly, there are well publicized and well known occasions where that pain very rapidly becomes something that engulfs the CEO as we just saw with Target with their leader stepping down over a data breach. And of course, we can open the paper probably on any day and see evidence of that. What we are kind of mystified by is how, despite all of these high profile instances, is how the management of information has yet to really take hold as a discipline that is owned from the top down,” remarked Barclay.

To listen to the entire webinar, click here.



Barclay T. Blair (IGI Founder and Executive Director) will discuss the importance of information governance for corporations in Information Governance: Why Corporations Need It, the first webinar in a two part series on Information Governance by ZyLAB, an IGI Charter Supporter.

Webinar description:

We live in the information age. Data is being produced at an incredible rate. Yet our current information practices are completely unsustainable. We need to change the way we think about information. If we don't, the consequences will be dire.

Today most corporations neither accurately assess the risk posed by the data they are accumulating nor do they extract the real value from that data--feeling all of the burden and little of the benefit from their information.

But there is a way forward.

Our technological capacity to address our "information problem" has far outstripped the common understanding of how to apply that technology. On May 8, 2014 from 2:00 PM ET to 3:00 PM ET, Barclay Blair, Founder and Executive Director of the Information Governance Initiative will share with Mary Mack, Enterprise Technology Counsel for ZyLAB how to build a way forward leveraging this technology. Barclay will also share with guests the ways to build synergies amongst the various stakeholders in the IG world.

To register, click here.