FileTrail's Jim Merrifield to Present Opening Keynote Address at ARMA Houston 2014 Conference

We are excited to be at the ARMA Houston 2014 Conference & Expo this week (April 22nd & 23rd) at the Norris Conference Center. This year's theme is a very timely one,  "Bridging the Gap - Records Management to Information Governance.” We encourage you to please stop by our booth to discuss some IG or just say hello. In addition, we're pleased to announce that FileTrail's, Jim Merrifield, will be delivering the opening keynote address entitled " Embrace Information Governance - The Time is Now!

A brief summary of what will be discussed is shown below:

Summary: Information Governance is more than just a new “buzz” word for records management. Good governance requires good record keeping. However, records management is only the foundation and a starting point. Information is stored everywhere and it needs to be controlled and managed. It’s not enough to manage just “records”, organizations must manage all its information regardless of where it is stored, regardless of medium and whether it is a records or not.

Information Governance is a strategic discipline that requires RIM professionals to think outside the box and expand their thinking beyond just managing records. A truly holistic and comprehensive view is needed.

By attending this presentation you will learn how to help your organization in the following four (4) ways:

1. Manage information risk and ensure compliance with business requirements.

2. Develop an IG strategic plan and framework that works

3. Gain control of information and optimize its value

4. Reduce cost by disposing of information when it’s no longer needed

About Jim:

Jim Merrifield is the Information Governance Evangelist for FileTrail, Inc. and Co-founder of the Information Governance Conference. He focuses on educating organizations on how to design and implement enterprise records management and information governance solutions. Prior to joining FileTrail, Inc, Jim was the Records Manager for Finn Dixon & Herling LLP. Jim holds both industry leading designations, the certified Information Governance Professional (IGP) and certified Information Professional (CIP). He also holds many AIIM certificate designations including Electronic Records Management, SharePoint and Taxonomy and Metadata. Jim is co-developer of the ARMA IGP Course, an AIIM education partner, AIIM Expert Blogger, and President of the ARMA Connecticut Chapter.