Today’s Guest Poster: James Schellhase, President of StoredIQ, An IBM Company
In less than six weeks, IBM will be hosting Insight 2014, our flagship Big Data conference. I look forward to personally meeting many of you at the conference and discussing the latest and greatest features of our Information Lifecycle Governance products. I am certain that IBM will continue to provide innovative ways to manage your unstructured data, simplify your eDiscovery process, and govern your records. Personally, I believe that Insight 2014 will be invaluable to you and your organization. You will have the opportunity to view product demonstrations and discuss key product features with our experts and executives. You can also select from 700+ sessions covering strategies to improve and perfect your Information Lifecycle Governance approach. To guide you in your preparation of a personal Insight agenda, here is my take on three key Information Lifecycle Governance sessions at Insight 2014.
Essential Role of ILG in Era of Big Data
IBM’s Information Lifecycle Governance strategies can improve information economics by helping businesses better align information cost with its value. As data continues to grow in the enterprise, so do the challenges including Privacy, Regulations, Assessing Value, and Applying Analytics. This is a great talk that will introduce you to some core concepts around data and how ILG seeks to address them. During this talk, the core values of ILG will be examined, along with the introduction of some key concepts and language that sets a better platform for describing and attempting to solve the data issues that plague most businesses. These strategies will cover issues such as how to deal with Big Data, Gaining Insight from your Data through Analytics, Enforcing Retention, and Enabling Defensible Disposal Strategies. Attending this talk will provide you with clear vision of how ILG can help with your data issues.
Introduction to the ILG Maturity Model
When presented with the vast problem that enterprise data presents to businesses, it can often be overwhelming to even attempt to get started in attempt to solve some of the issues at hand. The challenges of combining people, processes, technology to create solutions can leave you feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about the success of your data initiatives. Rather than promising a singular solution, the ILG Maturity Model lays out a roadmap that maps out a series of steps that will identify the problems at hand, put the correct pieces into place, and allow enterprises to achieve progress across several areas of concern. This progress is often hampered by lofty goals, or incorrect identification of the right people or technologies when addressing complex data issues. Instead, the ILG Maturity Model describes a familiar methodology on how to move forward in a productive, repeatable fashion by setting forth keys strategies and achievable milestones that can be well understood. The goal of the ILG Maturity Model is to prove you with a vision that IBM can be your partner in helping to address all of the data issues that leave you feeling unsure of your future.
Hess: Taking Data from Volume to Relevance – 1 Year Later
An important talk where an actual customer, Hess Energy, will cover how their implementation of ILG products and strategies continue to shape their enterprise and business processes. In a revisit from last year’s session, Adele Carboni will update the audience on how ILG and StoredIQ has affect Hess Energy. Adele is a Records Management Expert and has presented several strategies on how data and the management of data affects businesses through cost and risk. As an adopter of the Volume-To-Relevance model, Adele will provide great insight towards how the application of ILG strategies can lead to companies maturing their data strategies and embrace new data initiatives. This is a unique opportunity to listen to the perspective of someone who has been focused on improving their data management.
I look forward to joining you at Insight and discussing the IBM Information Lifecycle Governance solutions.