Shawn Cosby

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Don't Gamble With Your Data: Information Governance Programs Mitigate Risk

May 25, 2017 by Shawn Cosby

Tags: File Plan, eDiscovery, Compliance

If there is one thing to take away from the last year, it is that information should not be taken for granted. Not only can a data breach cause huge issues, but it can actually be used to generate revenue.

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Shadow IT Will Kill Any Information Governance Project

May 18, 2017 by Shawn Cosby

Tags: PII, Cloud, Compliance, Data Privacy

As we've discussed before, there are many roadblocks to a successful information governance project. One major issue not mentioned in that post is Shadow IT.

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Executives are the Biggest Offenders When it Comes to Email Compliance

March 3, 2017 by Shawn Cosby

Tags: Email, Compliance

Email compliance is an issue every organization deals with, to varying degrees of success. Unfortunately, employees (including upper management) are not helping the cause.

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When it Comes to Information Governance and Big Data, Quality Matters

November 22, 2016 by Shawn Cosby

Tags: Big Data

Information governance and big data offer organizations the ability to have unprecedented visibility into their operations and use these insights to drive revenue and outsmart the competition.

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How to Rescue Your Information Governance Program

November 10, 2016 by Shawn Cosby

Tags: Information Governance Program

Information governance has been around for a while now, however, having a sophisticated and enterprise-wide information governance program has only fairly recently become a hot topic among executives.

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IoT Devices: Complete Information Governance

May 13, 2015 by Shawn Cosby

Tags: ROT, IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of physical devices, also known as "things", embedded with electronics, software and sensors enabling connectivity between other devices and services. This level of connectivity will bring automation to both consumer products and industrial solutions, such as a Smart Grid for electricity.

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Hillary Clinton's Email Should Be Digital

March 12, 2015 by Shawn Cosby

Tags: Email, Government, NARA

Recently, Hillary Clinton's email was making headlines on the national news. Over 55,000 printed pages of Hillary Clinton's email is being handed over from her time as Secretary of State. The average person knows email is digital. Hillary Clinton's email should be stored and archived digitally. It makes no sense to print out 55,000 pages of Hillary Clinton's email. This is a problem for government agencies and private organizations alike. Let's ignore the politics of the situation and look at a modern approach the government is trying to implement.

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