RSD Announces Information Governance as a Service, IGaaS(TM), at the AIIM Conference 2013

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Leading information governance solutions provider announces enterprise service model for information governance.

Organizations regain control of corporate information in the cloud while maximizing its strategic use, thereby enabling them to be more nimble and competitive. IGaaS is truly the future of information governance.

RSD, a leading provider of information governance solutions for the enterprise, today announced IGaaS™ (information governance as a service) as a new deployment model for in-place governance of content stored on premise and in the cloud.

“The challenges of governing information grow more complex due to content proliferation and cloud infrastructure expansion. IT departments are pressured to deploy governance controls that are non-intrusive to business users and applications,” said Pierre Van Beneden, RSD CEO. “RSD is thrilled to announce IGaaS to address the information governance challenges facing today’s IT organizations. By offering a standard set of services that are invoked within the traditional IT infrastructure as well as within cloud-based models, information stored both on premise and in the cloud is properly governed. Users and IT staff find greater flexibility, while executives rest at ease knowing all corporate information is adequately governed.”

“Information has proliferated both inside and outside today's enterprises,” commented Barry Murphy, eDiscovery Journal Principal Analyst. “Not only do organizations have the challenge of managing information scattered across internal systems like email and SharePoint, but also now across external systems in the cloud like Dropbox, Google Drive,, and Salesforce. A single policy engine that can manage information across both internal and external systems can greatly reduce the information governance challenge.”

RSD GLASS® is a patent-pending platform used to power corporate information governance programs for electronic and physical records using policies that are jurisdiction-aware. These policies are then actively enforced across organizational boundaries, IT systems, physical warehouses, and content repositories. RSD GLASS deployed as a service mitigates the risks and lowers the costs associated with storing information in the cloud.

Whether governing information stored on premise, or within the cloud, IGaaS provides all services for in-place information governance including: Policy Definition, Information Classification, Policy Enforcement, Information Access, Life-Cycle Management, Audit and Compliance. IGaaS enables uniform in-place governance across all applications and systems, and presents new opportunities for organizations:

  •     IGaaS in the cloud — get policies defined, up, and running in days versus weeks.
  •     Content in the cloud and outside the firewall managed from inside the firewall or in the cloud, establishing maximum flexibility for organizations to determine where they want the services to run and where they want data to be stored.
  •     Management services and the information managed are free to reside in whatever location and infrastructure best suits the needs of the organization.

“Industry analysts have confirmed what we have seen in the market.” Van Beneden continued. “Individuals will use collaboration tools that reside in the cloud, and organizations are being held accountable for enforcing governance controls directly on the information residing in these systems without moving them to a proprietary system. With RSD GLASS deployed via an IGaaS model, organizations regain control of corporate information in the cloud, while maximizing its strategic use, thereby enabling them to be more nimble and competitive. IGaaS is truly the future of information governance. ”

RSD is a Gold Sponsor at the AIIM Conference in New Orleans, LA.

About 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.

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