Practitioners of information governance have a new resource: the Information Coalition, an organization positioning itself as an alternative to AIIM (Association for Information and Image Management) and ARMA International for industry education, professional certifications and research.

Information Coalition officials say their organization will be more agile and responsive to enterprise information managers in need of practical solutions for the challenges they face. The organization has made its governance model open-sourced and will take a crowdsourced approach to addressing topics of interest to membership.

The group has some major events in the works to connect the information management community, including a virtual Information Symposium on May 19, 2016 and the Information Governance Conference, October 11-12, 2016 in Providence, Rhode Island.

In conjunction with the launch of the organization, the Information Coalition has released a new report, “Information Governance 2016: The State of Enterprise Information.” Here are some key findings from the research:

• The Information Coalition says the average organization is failing at information governance. Case in point, respondents to the survey indicated that there is no clear leader for information governance efforts: “Other” was named as the most prominent leader for IG at 31.6%. Next was Records Management at 26.7%. Information Management , Information Governance and Chief Information Officer rounded out the Top 3 at 9.7% each

• Less than 10% said their organization’s Chief Information Governance Officer (CIGO) is a stakeholder to information governance efforts. Zero percent said a CIGO was leader of information governance efforts

• Efforts at change management also received dismal marks. Less than 25% said they have someone specifically dedicated to change management.


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