Well, it’s December, and that means it’s time to share my Top Topics to Watch for the coming New Year.
Like many other consultant/analyst types, I could bedazzle you with a litany of technology advances that we see coming over the horizon, but the truth is that I just don’t see any real game-changers on the ‘scope for the next 12 months!
Mobility/BYOD, the cloud, Big Data, and the like will certainly dominate our discussions over the coming months, so don’t get me wrong: they will have a definite impact and need to be followed closely. But the issues I hear most often from clients have a lot more to do with tasks and tactics than they do tools and technologies.
With that as background, then, here are my Top Three Topics to Watch for 2016:
- Email management. We’ve been talking about it for years, and more organizations are baking it into their infogov plans than ever before. It appears that both organizational cultures and enterprise software have matured enough to mitigate the attendant fear and loathing.
- ERP inclusion in content/information management initiatives. Long treated as a discipline unto itself, ERP is beginning to be recognized for what it has always been: a critical cog in the enterprise data delivery/analysis mechanism. Its days as an operational island thus, finally, are starting to wane.
- Shared-drive cleanup. It’s not sexy, but it’s central to information governance success if for no other reason than shared drives contain SO MUCH stuff and nobody knows what or where that stuff is. For many, this is a great place to start, even if the ultimate future-state scenario isn’t yet fully articulated.
So that’s my list. What’s on yours? Your fellow readers would love to know, and not for nothing, so would I!