Last week I spoke at the MER 2011 Conference in Chicago. It was a good conference, with lots of discussion about the future of records management. Any similar discussion today usually also involves a discussion of Information Governance, and what it brings to the world of records management.
I have this discussion quite frequently with clients and others, and thought it would be useful to lay out some thoughts on how records management and IG are similar and different. There are varying opinions about what these terms even mean, but the need for clarity is not merely academic. And, simply changing the name of your existing RM function to IG is not the same thing as “doing” IG.
This is the topic of our latest brief in the OpenText Executive Brief series. Check it out here (one-time registration with OpenText required).