From May 16 to 20, 2015, Infopremium was at the Managing Electronic Records (MER) conference in Chicago. On the program: cloud, Big Data, e-Discovery, information governance.

Key takeaways included:

  • “Information governance” refers to a company-wide coordinating authority and is not merely a new buzzword for an old practice.
  • Information governance can be based on specific indicators to demonstrate its positive effect.
  • The systematic elimination of obsolete structured data is gaining ground.
  • Some organizations have set simple rules for destroying e-mails that have short-term value and preserve those with a higher risk level; however, tools are needed to get there.
  • Some authors (like Barclay T. Blair) theorize that we will soon stop destroying information and instead focus our efforts on identifying useful content.