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Theo Ling

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While Microsoft’s SharePoint platform provides an invaluable infrastructure for enterprise content management (ECM) and information governance (IG), organizations have nonetheless struggled to realize the full potential of this innovative software. A reluctance to make SharePoint adoption an organizational priority has slowed user adoption and made it difficult to keep users engaged.At a time where ECM and IG are more important than ever, it is essential that organizations provide users with the training and support they…

Big data continues to play an increasingly pivotal role for organizations. Managing big data through data governance is futile if the data itself is incomprehensible to an organization’s primary decision-makers. Organizations that are able to effectively communicate or ‘humanize’ data are more likely to reap the benefits available from big data. We offer three simple strategies for presenting big data to audiences composed of people who are non-experts in data governance (i.e. most of us).1. Present…

On 17 May 2016, harmon.ie in collaboration with Gimmal issued a survey report entitled “The One Email You Can’t Ignore: The Risks and Business Impact of Failing to Treat Emails as Records” (“Report”). This Report provides insight into the key challenges that businesses face in managing email records. The findings are based on feedback from over one hundred information governance leaders from different industries.Given the enormous flow of email, businesses should develop a process to…

It is becoming increasingly difficult for organizations to manage their data. On a global scale, it is estimated that data generated and copied annually will reach 44 zettabytes (or 44 trillion gigabytes) by 2020. An organization can effectively manage its rapidly increasing data by implementing a legally compliant information governance (IG) program. Legally compliant organizations minimze their risks and costs and maximize the value of their information. Optimally, organizations should assess their legal compliance issues,…

China’s revised Measures on the Administration of Accounting Records came into effect on 1 January 2016 with a view to improving the administration of accounting records. Companies are encouraged to use information technology solutions to manage accounting records, and may keep electronic accounting records if certain conditions are satisfied that ensure the accuracy, reliability and completeness of the accounting records. Additionally, longer retention of certain accounting records is now required. Highlights of the new accounting…