Geneva, Switzerland (PRWEB) February 04, 2014
RSD, a leading provider of information governance solutions for the enterprise, today announced it is a Charter Supporter of the Information Governance Initiative (IGI) to advance the adoption of information governance. IGI is a cross-disciplinary consortium of industry experts and vendors establishing a think tank focused on advancing IG practices across all vertical industries. The IGI will publish research, benchmarking surveys, and guidance for practitioners as well as provide an online community designed to foster discussion and networking among practitioners of IG.
IGI is partnering with a variety of organizations such as The CFO Alliance and ARMA International to bring IG stakeholders from different disciplines together to work on the IG problem. The IGI has also formed an Advisory Board of members drawn from the disciplines that own the facets of IG, such as information security, data science and analytics, privacy, finance, compliance, records management, e-discovery, risk management and big data.
As an industry leader, RSD shares the belief that the IGI is needed because it will provide an acute level of clarity and resources to the marketplace regarding the contours and implications of information governance. RSD will work with IGI to deliver the needed awareness and foster an environment for open communication helping organizations to establish good IG fundamentals and processes.
“We believe there is a need for like-minded people to come together and find a better way to use and manage information – a forum for ideas, facts, and techniques,” said Barclay T. Blair, founder and executive director of the IGI. “We need to build information literacy. That’s why we are launching the Information Governance Initiative.”
“I see the IGI’s mission as sounding a call to arms that current information practices are unsustainable in our increasingly big data world, and that information governance solutions exist that better leverage new technology and smart practices,” said Jason R. Baron, co-chair of the IGI. “Unless corporations and government agencies take more concerted actions, information overload and mismanagement may pose a serious threat to the economy and even to the justice system itself.”
“RSD has spent the last five years working with organizations to understand the challenges around information governance and those efforts have driven us to develop the RSD GLASS® information governance platform. We are thrilled with the formation of IGI and delighted to be part of a community that will ensure we continue learning from our peers and share how our strategy is helping address the information governance challenges", said Ed Hallock, Director of Product Marketing at RSD.
Founded in 1973 in Geneva, with offices in North America: New York and Boston; in Europe: Geneva, Paris, London and Madrid; and in Asia-Pacific: Singapore and Sydney, RSD is the leading provider of information governance (IG) solutions for the enterprise. RSD products help companies reduce operating costs and risk exposure through robust information governance programs that span multiple jurisdictions and decades-long lifecycles. RSD solutions for information governance, output management, and document archiving and retrieval support millions of users worldwide. Our products and services are offered around the globe – both directly and through strategic business partners. http://www.rsd.com
About the Information Governance Initiative
The Information Governance Initiative (IGI) is a cross-disciplinary consortium and think tank dedicated to advancing the adoption of Information Governance practices and technologies through research, publishing, advocacy and peer-to-peer networking. We invite practitioners and organizations who wish to participate in or support the IGI to visit our website at http://www.IGInitiative.com.