Essential Guide

Enterprise records management strategy guide for GRC professionals

The big data era requires a fresh look at information governance. In this Essential Guide, learn the latest enterprise records management strategies to keep your data on the right track.


As the amount of information the average company generates bulges at the seams, an enterprise records management strategy is increasingly vital to business success. Data represents a huge commodity for the modern organization, so proper management and security of that information is a major concern. Threats to information from a variety of sources, coupled with new and evolving data-specific compliance regulations, are forcing companies to reexamine information management practices to cope with the data explosion.

In this Essential Guide to enterprise records management strategy, we provide a high-level look at the latest trends in data governance, and provide best practices your organization can implement to protect and manage your information.

This records management strategy guide is part of SearchCompliance Essential Guide series, which is designed to give GRC leaders strategic management and decision-making advice on timely topics.


Information governance in the big data era

Many organizations struggle with managing unstructured data -- the often text-heavy, unorganized information that can cause huge risks and unnecessary storage costs.

As the big data era continues, companies will have to reexamine and adapt their information governance strategy. By 2018, 25% of progressive organizations will manage all their unstructured data using information governance and storage management policies, predicts Gartner Inc.

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Rethink data management for the big data age

As big data increases storage costs and risk for modern businesses, many organizations are taking a closer look at their approach to data management. Continue Reading


The expanding scope of information governance tools, strategies

In this video, learn how to integrate information governance tools best practices to benefit a wide range of business processes. Continue Reading


Transparency, detail vital to corporate data governance

In this video interview, Jason C. Stearns, a New York Life Insurance Co. records manager, discusses why a transparent records management strategy is important to business success. Continue Reading


Developing an organization-wide information management strategy

In this video, learn best practices you'll need to overcome challenges when developing an information governance strategy from the ground up. Continue Reading


Prove data management ROI using information governance metrics

Every organization has some form of information management strategy, but how can you be sure your processes are working? In this podcast, Jeffrey Ritter explains how data governance metrics can help. Continue Reading


BYOD, cloud use complicate data risk

Information governance in the big data age is a monumental task -- especially when the associated risks are taken into consideration.

The list of potential information risk sources is growing: Storing information with cloud providers and launching bring your own device (BYOD) programs often create unforeseen data security concerns, and it's a trend that companies are starting to pay attention to.

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Corporate mobility, cloud use complicate data risk management

Mobilization and the cloud are having a strong influence over many organizations' data risk management processes. In this tip, learn best practices to overcome these information security risks. Continue Reading


Use BYOD policy to alleviate mobility's information security risks

There are several information security challenges businesses must consider when implementing a BYOD policy. Here's how to overcome them, and ultimately use mobility to your advantage. Continue Reading


Maintaining information security in a hybrid RM environment

Organizations are increasingly turning to multiple data governance tools to meet their records management (RM) needs. While it makes good business sense, it also increases risk. In this tip, learn best practices to ensure data security when using hybrid RM processes. Continue Reading


Retention schedules boost risk-management processes, bottom line

Data storage and its associated costs have become a major business concern. Here's why records retention schedules can help alleviate information risk associated with big data, and even improve your bottom line. Continue Reading


Use cloud service-level agreements to reduce risk, improve data recovery

More organizations are turning to cloud vendors for critical operations, making a detailed service-level agreement vital to ensure information risk management and proper data recovery. Continue Reading


E-discovery's expanding records management role

Electronic discovery processes provide numerous benefits from a legal standpoint, including the ability to seek, locate, secure and search data for use as evidence in a civil or criminal case.

But could emerging e-discovery tools and processes provide these same benefits to business areas besides the legal department? The answer is a resounding yes, as organizations realize how these data classification, organization and security traits can apply to other areas.

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E-discovery tools and strategies prove valuable to information governance

New and emerging e-discovery tools and strategies are not just for the legal department anymore, as they also benefit organization-wide business processes. Continue Reading


E-discovery rapidly adapting as information processes evolve

Information governance expert Jeffrey Ritter discusses how e-discovery tech has evolved in recent years due to rapid changes in information governance and data processes. Continue Reading


Data discovery tools, processes behind cloud use and BYOD

Although corporate mobility and cloud use are increasingly common, data discovery tools are behind these advancements. In this tip, learn best practices to manage the e-discovery challenges the cloud and BYOD create. Continue Reading


The records manager's role in managing e-discovery processes

A properly maintained information governance strategy is key to e-discovery. In this tip, learn how records managers can use their unique skill sets to contribute to strong e-discovery processes. Continue Reading


As social media use expands, organizations forced to rethink e-discovery data collection

In this Q&A, e-discovery analyst Barry Murphy discusses how businesses need to adjust data collection processes in the face of increased social media use. Continue Reading


'Information governance' and other need-to-know terms

Here are some key terms to familiarize yourself with as you develop an organization-wide records management strategy.

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