Please Support Our 2017 Research Into Governance Of Long-Term Digital Information

This survey is only open for two weeks – please participate today


We are pleased once again to be working with IGI Supporter Preservica to conduct research into the critical issue of long-term digital information. In 2016, with the generous support of Preservica, we conducted benchmark research in this area, finding that virtually every organization surveyed (98%) has digital records and information it must keep (or wants to keep) for longer than ten years, but very few (16%) have a viable approach.

For the purposes of this research, we have adopted the phrase, “long-term digital information” to refer to digital information that an organization keeps (purposely or not) for longer than 10 years. The selection of 10 years is somewhat arbitrary, but is also based on well-known and accelerating technology and media format cycles that endanger the quality, authenticity, and even basic access to information after a few years, much less 10.

In 2017 we are continuing our research in this area by conducting a short survey of information professionals that delves further into this critical issue, focusing on the specific external drivers (like laws and regulations), business processes, and risk and value-focused goals that inform organizational strategy on long-term records and information.Please help us continue to benchmark this critical business, legal, and societal issue by participating in our short survey. It should only take a few minutes of your time. All data you provide through this survey will be reported anonymously.

This survey will only be open for two weeks, so please take a few moments to complete it today. The survey is open to all IG practitioners (i.e., those people charged with doing some type of IG work at and for the organization at which they work – not for an external customer or client).

The results will be made available through a report freely available in our Community Site and we will also be reporting results at the 2017 MER Conference, and at our annual Chief Information Governance Officer Summit, happening May 10-11, 2017 in Chicago, IL. Don’t forget to register today.

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