Running with scissors, or legacy data

Read-moreOrganizations of all shapes and sizes play inadvertent host to servers clogged with swathes of inactive data. Those virtual reams of untouched and often ignored ESI cause headaches for even the best intentioned information management strategies. There are many risks and downsides to holding on to this data, yet rounding it up for regulation can be challenging.

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The power of visual data

Read-moreBefore you can develop a clear, effective information governance strategy, you need to understand the environment where your data resides and then clarify the requirements and goals of your organization. The best way to accomplish this is with effective analysis of your ESI. Once you have control and an understanding of your data, areas of policy deficiency become apparent.

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File management: inventory and classification

Read-moreThe most difficult aspects of file management are knowing what files exist, where they are stored and what kind of files they are. What kind of files doesn't simply mean the extension - it involves the content. One file may be a contract, and the other contains assembly instructions for a toy. It is a mistake to classify these two files together just because they have the same extension. 

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Sherpa Altitude IG offers reporting and analytics

Read-moreSherpa has just officially launched the latest version of its signature platform for policy-driven information governance, Sherpa Altitude IG. This release marks the introduction of data profiling with the Reports and Analytics module, making it one of the most complete ESI management platforms available. Keeping with its tradition of incorporating easy-to-use features to one of the industry's most cost-effective options for unified policy enforcement, Altitude IG helps organizations manage the information life cycle from inception to final disposition.

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  Other News & Information

INFOGOV14: Information governance for the IT professional
Information Governance Conference (INFOGOV14) is being held in Hartford, CT from September 8-10.

Information Governance Exchange Conference
Sherpa representatives are back from last week's IGE conference held in National Harbor, MD. 

Off the Topic: Top 10 reasons why you should visit Disney World in Fall/Winter 2014
Didn't have the time off from work for a summer vacation? Have no fear; Disney World has you covered.

Behavioral Analytics for IBM Domino
Misuse of email costing your organization money? Monitor the movement of restricted information, analyze communication trends, and report on individual and corporate compliance.

ARMA: California, here we come!
October 26-28 in San Diego, CA. Sherpa will once again be in attendence.