Global Information Governance Survey by IGWorld Magazine Released: Information Governance Trends

It’s survey week!  InfoGov World Media has just announced the release of the Global Information Governance Survey 2021-22.  The Global Information Governance Survey provides IG practitioners and advisors with information on the strategies and tools others are using, and the results of those efforts.  Here’s the press release announcing the survey results.

SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) September 22, 2021

The results of a major Information Governance (IG) survey, conducted by IGWorld magazine and its partners, was released at last week’s InfoGov World 2021 Expo & Conference, an event held in 3D virtual reality. The ‘Global Information Governance Survey 2021-22’ was underwritten by Hyland, Ricoh USA, Iron Mountain, EDRM, Institute for IG, and Certified Information Governance Officers Association.

The report of the results of the survey, which includes 10 Key Messages, can be found here:

The survey of IG professionals, consultants, and software/services providers was conducted to measure the pulse of Information Governance in relation to the key challenges IG practitioners are facing, which approaches have yielded benefits, and the tactics used to successfully implement IG.

IG is a multi-disciplinary approach to minimizing information risks and costs, while maximizing value. IG includes facets of Privacy, Security, eDiscovery, Data Governance, Info Risk, Records Management, Data Monetization & more.

“The IG discipline and IG practitioners needed these data points, this new annual resource, to track what is working and which approaches are being used in successful IG programs,” stated Robert Smallwood, CEO of ‘IG World’ magazine, and Chair of the CIGO Association Board of Governors. “And our partners agreed it would be valuable information to help foster the development of IG programs.”

Some findings include the increasing overlap of multiple complementary disciplines in IG, that change management plays a significant role, and that IG Practitioners continue to agree on the coordinating role necessitated by IG.

The Global Information Governance Survey 2021-22 is intended to provide IG practitioners and advisors with information on the strategies and tools others are using, the obstacles they have faced, and the results of those efforts. Download the survey here:

The downloadable 54-page report includes 10 Key Messages summarizing key findings, IG Steering Committees & Executive Sponsors, various aspects of IG Programs and Projects, IG Drivers and Threats and a breakdown of the 340 survey respondents.

Speaking of IGWorld, last week’s InfoGov World Expo and Conference (discussed here) was very interesting and entertaining.  There were some terrific sessions and, although there were some initial setup bumps for some people working within the VirBELA virtual reality environment, the sessions that I saw experienced no technical issues and were highly informative!  Thanks to Robert Smallwood and IGWorld for a terrific and unique conference, thanks to Mike Quartararo, Deja Miller and the Association of Certified eDiscovery Professionals (ACEDS) for including me as a speaker at the conference and helping with coordination, and thanks to my buddy Tom O’Connor for co-presenting with me (yet again) on eDiscovery case law.  As avatars, Tom and I never looked so good!  🙂

So, what do you think?  What information governance challenges is your organization facing? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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