Challenged by Information ROT? ARMA International’s Latest Publication Can Help

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Chucking Daisies Helps IT, IG Professionals Tackle Big Data

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“If you’re like most IT managers, you’ve got a big problem on your hands: too much old information, but not enough guidance on how to begin the task of clearing it out.

The life cycle of information can be compared to that of a bunch of daisies – valuable in the beginning, but eventually reduced to a smelly mess that needs to be thrown out. If the challenge of dealing with your information ROT – redundant, outdated, and trivial – seems insurmountable, you will find the help you need in Chucking Daises: Ten Rules for Taking Control of Your Organization’s Digital Debris.

Written by two highly regarded information governance professionals, Randolph A. Kahn, Esq., and Galina Datskovsky, Ph.D., CRM, Chucking Daisies is a must have for your library, and it is now available in hard copy or PDF from ARMA International.

“Galina and Randy bring together data and practical advice on how to manage the growing mountain of digital information that threatens to overwhelm enterprises, said Debra Logan, vice president and analyst at Gartner Inc. “The advice they give is sound and practical, mirroring what we have been telling clients.”

After reading this book, you will know how to ensure that your organization is playing by these rules:

  • Rule 1: Stop Keeping Everything Forever
  • Rule 2: Clean Up the Past to Gain Business Efficiency
  • Rule 3: Keep Only What You Can Access and Be sure you can access What You Keep
  • Rule 4: Create an Enterprise-Wide Information Governance Team
  • Rule 5: Strive for Reasonableness, Not Perfection
  • Rule 6: Policy Must Come Before Technology
  • Rule 7: Don’t Expect to Totally Control Your Cloud Provider
  • Rule 8: Manage Information from Creation to Disposal Using Big Bucket Rules
  • Rule 9: Automate Information Management and Take the Responsibility Away from Employees
  • Rule 10: Don’t Live in Fear of Discovery – Be Prepared with a Discovery Response Plan

“If you’re like most IT managers, you’ve got a big problem on your hands: too much old information, but not enough guidance on how to begin the task of clearing it out. This book takes a complex problem and walks you through the steps necessary to resolve it. IF you’re about to roll up your sleeves and tackle the big data problem, this is the place to start,” said John Montaña, J.D., CEO and general counsel at Montaña & Associates.

For more information or to order today, visit the [ARMA International Bookstore __title__ ARMA International Bookstore]!

About ARMA International

ARMA International ( is a not-for-profit professional association and the authority on information governance. Formed in 1955, ARMA International is the oldest and largest association for the records and information management profession with a current international membership of more than 27,000. It provides education, publications, and information on the efficient maintenance, retrieval, and preservation of vital information created in public and private organizations in all sectors of the economy. It also publishes Information Management magazine.

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