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Eight Reasons It’s Time for a Data Map

A data map is an inventory and visualization of your company’s data and information assets. The rising number and severity of data breaches is generating strong demand for maps, and there are other reasons to create, improve, and sustain one. Data Maps Make Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) More Effective. The newly hired CISO, on […]

Global Information Governance Day: Four Years In

Global Information Governance Day

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Happy Global Information Governance Day, everyone! It’s hard to believe that today is already the fourth annual Global Information Governance Day (GIGD). This year I saw the date coming up on the calendar and helplessly watched as it approached closer and closer. Yes, GIGD was coming for another year. In prior years, we have […]

Zenefits’ C-Suite Shakeup: IG Comes to Silicon Valley

Skytop and IGI Events

It’s not every day that a CEO of a unicorn valued at $4.5 billion resigns. But that’s exactly what happened earlier this week when Zenefits announced Parker Conrad, the HR software company’s cofounder and CEO, had resigned. What happened? Back in November, BuzzFeed reported that Zenefits was allowing its sales team to sell health insurance […]

Simplifying Information Governance Through Automation

IGI Automation

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Our organizations are experiencing unprecedented growth in the volume, complexity, and importance of information. This growth is so remarkable that it is outstripping our ability to properly govern and exploit information using traditional methods and technologies. Information Governance (IG) is a new approach that is designed for this new reality and powered by new technologies […]

The Best Job That’s Up For Grabs

The Best Job That’s Up For Grabs

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Data and other information assets are the lifeblood of any organization; yet, rarely are they comprehensively managed as critical assets. These assets are balkanized within lines of business and in functional areas across organizations. They reside in data centers; in devices such as cell phones, laptops and thumb drives; in the cloud; on paper; […]

What the Shift Away from Traditional Enterprise Content Management Means for Information Governance

While traditional enterprise content management (ECM) platforms were designed to give organizations more control over their information, these systems never really enjoyed widespread adoption thanks to poor user experiences, extended rollout periods and the rise of BYOD, among other things. Where ECM platforms have failed, however, enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) tools—those which allow […]