It has been a year since we celebrated the first #GIGD. Information Governance (IG) is still on fire and is gaining momentum by the seconds. IG is the headline of every conference, whitepaper, webinar, blog post, you name it! IG is simply the sexiest two letters in our industry today. Organizations want to know how to apply IG principles across all information (regardless of location and/or medium) in the enterprise. However, according to a recent survey conducted by Cohasset Associates, organizations are still struggling to execute the foundational cornerstone of IG, RECORDS INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (RIM). Most organizations have a RIM program, policy and retention schedule, but when it time to disposing of information…Not so much.

Over 60% of respondents identified two primary obstacles to the routine and efficient deletion/destruction of eligible information in their organization:

1)  Technology obstacle: No automated tools to delete/destroy eligible information

2)  Change Management and Process: Cannot get users to “let go” of the information under their control

Here is a link to the full Cohasset Associates survey

In celebration of #GIGD, FileTrail has developed an education program to help you execute and tackle your RIM challenges head on, and thus provide a solid foundation for your IG program.

Here is a sneak peak of topics to be discussed over the months ahead. You can register of any of these webinars by clicking here:

Information Lifecycle Product Demo Series

February 26, 2014 – Risk Avoidance: Information Management Compliance within SharePoint

March 26, 2014 – Complete Information Visibility: Lower Risk and Increase Value

April 30, 2014 – Access and Control: Improve Information Governance On and Offsite

May 28, 2014 – Physical Records Compliance: Enforce Information Governance Policies

Thought Leadership Webinars

March 13, 2014 – 3 Ways to Maximize you SharePoint Investment

April 16, 2014 – Information Compliance: Automated vs. Traditional Management

May 12, 2014 – The Evolution of Records Management in Law Firms

Final Thoughts

We must walk before we run people! It’s true, RIM is not as sexy as IG, but it is the foundation of which IG principles are based. In celebration of #GIGD, make it your goal to #control the chaos and execute your RIM Program.