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Understanding The Information Strategist

Each association and group has a body of knowledge and a specific profession, that leverages enterprise information, and focuses on that specific profession (e.g. Records Managers are served by ARMA, ECM is served by AIIM, Privacy Professionals by IAPP, etc.).

The world of associations and groups that serve the enterprise information sector currently looks something like this:

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Information Governance: The New Competitive Advantage

Information governance is a term that has been bandied about for some time now. However, as an action item for a CIO, until recently, it remained near the bottom of the list. This view has slowly been shifting as companies are achieving information governance success and using it as competitive advantage.  Read Full Article…


Data governance in a gig economy

Data governance is no longer an option for data-led businesses seeking to thrive in the gig economy
Everyone knows (or at least they should) that data is an important asset for businesses. However, the business world is in a state of flux in a few different ways. One such change is the “gig economy.” Read Full Article…

What is blockchain? And 5 other questions your boss needs answered ASAP

Blockchain technology can help many businesses improve digital transactions, but the technology remains a mystery to many professionals. Here’s how it works and why it matters to the enterprise.

Blockchain has proven to be the larger value of cryptocurrencies, with implications for almost every industry. But confusion remains among many professionals over what it is and how it works.  Read Full Article…


Open Data: What Is It and Why Should You Care?

An explanation of open data, why it’s important and how you can do it yourself.

Though the debate about open data in government is an evolving one, it is indisputably here to stay — it can be heard in both houses of Congress, in state legislatures, and in city halls around the nation.

Already, 39 states and 46 localities provide data sets to data.gov, the federal government’s online open data repository. And 30 jurisdictions, including the federal government, have taken the additional step of institutionalizing their practices in formal open data policies.

Though the term “open data” is spoken of frequently — and has been since:  Read Full Article…


Study Shows Companies Aren’t Protecting Their Data Internally

When it comes to high-value company documents, most organizations don’t have the technology in place to keep their employees from sharing them, according to a study by the Ponemon Institute.

The study revealed that only 36% of the more than 600 IT security practitioners at large companies who responded said their organizations are able to restrict the sharing of confidential data with third parties. Just 27% said they could restrict sharing between employees.

According to the survey results:   Read Full Article…

 


NJ May Deny Public Records Access, Court Says

Government agencies in New Jersey may deny access to public records by saying they can “neither confirm nor deny” their existence when they receive an information request under the state’s sunshine law, the Open Public Records Act (OPRA), New Jersey’s state appeals court has ruled.

The decision makes New Jersey the second U.S. state to adopt as law what one veteran media lawyer has called “a broad and damaging secrecy tool” first used by the U.S. government during the Cold War to protect its national security interests.

The other state, Indiana, authorized “neither confirm nor deny” responses through a statute, not a court ruling.

The ruling was made against North Jersey Media Group, a division of Gannett that publishes several newspapers, including The Record. The New Jersey appeals court allowed…. Read Full Article…

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