Welcome to the September/October 2018 issue of Information Management
While information technology innovations have enabled or made many business processes, communications, and collaborations easier, faster, and less expensive than ever before, they have also led to exploding information volumes to manage, new legal risks to mediate, and integration problems to solve. Articles in this issue address some of these challenges, providing practical guidance for readers. If you’re dealing with the challenge of a recent or pending move to Office 365/SharePoint Online (O365/SPO), you’ll want to start with Mark Grysiuk’s cover article about that platform’s out-of-the-box capabilities.
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InFocus: A Message from the Editor
From Electronic to Historical Information: Challenges and Opportunities for IM
Mark Grysiuk, CRM, CIP
This article provides an overview of out-of-the-box Office 365/SharePoint Online functionality and what organizations can and should do with it.
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John Isaza, Esq., FAI, and Brent Martindale, Esq.
This article explores the scope of discovery in social media and considers cases that delve into the courts’ treatment of discovery sanction requests since the passage of the revised Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in December 2015. The case decisions demonstrate how much the pendulum has swung in the direction of limiting discovery sanctions.
William W. LeFevre, CRM, CA
Many organizations, including Ford and Coca Cola, have employed historians and authors to tell their corporate stories as a way to promote their brands. Information professionals have an opportunity to step into this role, working with other stakeholders to appraise their organizations’ historical materials for marketing and other potential uses.
Lauren Allen and Kathleen Allison
Between the explosion of digital records in government and the growing calls for transparency and accountability, many federal leaders are rethinking their information strategies. It’s becoming apparent that modernization requires a proactive, integrated approach to information governance.
Answers to FAQ
Diane Carlisle, IGP, CRM
The question answered in this issue is “Who should be on the information governance steering committee and what are this group’s primary responsibilities?” Carlisle writes about the IG team stakeholders and draws on Bill Saffady’s Information Governance Concepts, Requirements, Technologies to describe each team member’s role.
Caroline Carruthers and Peter Jackson wrote The Chief Data Officer’s Playbook for new chief data officers (CDOs) and hiring organizations to resolve confusion about what a CDO does. Kurt Brenneman recommends it as a pragmatic, nontechnical manual, recommended for new and experienced CDOs.
Lara Mancuso, Ph.D.
Jerry Muller’s The Tyranny of Metrics is a welcome reminder that while quantitative metrics has its place in organizations, it should be used wisely and paired with careful judgement. Lara Mancuso writes that the book is engaging and convincing, and its main takeaways are pertinent, current, and applicable to other fields.
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