The Right Stuff for InfoGov & Information Management

In the late 1950s, the United States invited its top test pilots to apply to become the nation’s first astronauts. As memorialized in the book and movie The Right Stuff, each then had to decide whether to transition into an uncertain-yet-vaguely-familiar new career or continue along their present path. Some made the move and became […]

Trust is a Critical Success Factor for InfoGov

TRUST. It’s the first point in the Boy Scout Law. (A Scout is Trustworthy.) It’s an old Russian proverb made famous by a U.S. President. (Trust but Verify.) It’s printed on U.S. banknotes and coins. (In God We Trust.) And it’s foundational to success in information management / information governance.

There’s a 60%+ Chance You’re Looking Backwards Through the InfoGov Telescope

Conventional wisdom currently holds that between 60% and 65% of all content management projects are failures. How exactly this is defined is open to interpretation, but I think it’s safe to say that fewer than one-third of such projects produce results commensurate with expectations. What’s scary is that this number hasn’t really changed much in […]

The 8 Most Important Things a Records Manager Must Know to Be Smart About Information Governance

“No one puts Baby in the corner.” Dirty Dancing, 1987 Am I the only one who is bothered by organizations’ tendency to dismiss records manages as nothing more than glorified librarians? (Never mind; I know I’m not.) The truth is, the precepts and disciplines they adhere to extend far beyond simple classification, and in fact […]