Last week we attended, and happily sponsored, InfoGovCon 17. Providence, Rhode Island is a beautiful place to hang out for a few days and our team spent some time talking to event goers on all things related to information governance.
There is a lot of work to be done to improve how organizations manage their information. It starts with finding it all across all the different business systems where information is stored. It was clear from our discussions that file analytics is a critical capability needed. If you don’t know what information you have and where it’s located, how can you decide how to best manage it?
Of course, file analytics is only the beginning. Once you have that picture you need to start making some decisions. This is where the heart of information governance kicks in.
Bassam Zarkout did a presentation on File Shares Remediation, the process of determining what information you have and how to organize and deal with it. According to Bassam, there is so much content hidden away in file shares and other repositories, including cloud-based repositories, that organizations need to get a handle on it before it’s too late. (Think GDPR and Cyber Risk here). Check out his slides, they are packed with excellent insights!
The conference ended with a nice award for Everteam. We won the Best Information Governance Company of 2017 and we couldn’t be more proud. Our team works hard to design and develop the best solutions to support information governance strategies. We work with a great group of partners to deliver those solutions within the right framework for your company.