IRMS004-Cheryl McKinnon on new kinds of records management tools

In this podcast Forrester analyst Cheryl McKinnon comments on new developments in the market place around records management.

In the podcast Cheryl discusses:

  • The call by the US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) for the technology industry to help develop automated solutions to records management.
  • Innovations coming out of the eDiscovery space and the e-mail archiving space as vendors in both those markets seek to move into the information governance space
  • The opportunities and challenges of applying tools/techniques such as predictive coding,  autoclassification and analytics to records management
  • The impact of big data on retention policies

Cheryl McKinnon is Principal analyst for Forrester, specialising in records management, information governance, and eDiscovery

The conversation between Cheryl McKinnon and James Lappin took place on 26 September 2013.

The podcast is introduced by Heather Jack

This podcast is 30 minutes long.


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IRMS 001 – Chris Walker on auto-classification and on e-mail

Chris Walker is an independent information governance consultant based in Canada, who has previously worked in the enterprise content management space for Open Text and Oracle.    He writes the Info Mgt Nuggets blog.

In this discussion  Chris gives his perspective on auto-classification.   He differentiates between:

  • auto-classification in an eDiscovery context where organisations are seeking to identify documents responsive to a particular case
  • auto-classification in an enterprise content management system (ECM) context where the   ECM repostitory is ingesting content from other repositories (shared drives. line of business systems, ERP systems etc.) and is attributing an appropriate category/classification to that content.

The interview concludes with a discussion on filtering trivial and personal e-mails from e-mail accounts

The conversation between  James Lappin and Chris Walker took place in September 2013.

The podcast is introduced by your hosts Heather Jack and James Lappin

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