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IN FOCUS A Message from the Editor New Year, New Format, and Same Commitment to Value and Relevance W elcome to the first all-digital issue of Informa-tion Management . The phrase “out with the old, in with the new” is given lots of play this time of year, and we can ap-ply it to a certain degree here. While we no longer mass produce a printed version of the magazine, the digital product does retain the features you’ve grown accustomed to over the years. It has a responsive design that enables you to read it easily on virtually any device, and its layout retains the look and feel of a printed magazine. “Content is king” is the kind of catch-phrase used by those who provide news and journalism online. We agree that the quality of the content is supremely important, and so this issue continues our emphasis on providing the news, insights, and solutions that can make a positive difference in your organizations and careers. Careers in records and informa-tion management (RIM), in fact, are in jeopardy, says Donald C. Force, Ph.D., in “A Profession in Peril.” His article spells out the problems with the demographics: the median age of RIM professionals is approaching 60, and there is a dearth of young profes-sionals to replace them. Force points out the factors behind this peril and suggests ways to improve the outlook. Brent Gatewood, CRM, intro-duces to these pages the concept of “the fog.” His article, “At the Edge of the Cloud: The Fog,” centers on fog computing, which Cisco defines as “a new model to ease wireless data transfer to distributed devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) network.” Gatewood provides a context for understanding fog computing and describes its causes, its information governance (IG) risks, and the ways organizations can get their arms around it. “Identifying Points of Integration for True Information Governance,” sets out to help IG professionals get executive support for a truly integrat-ed IG program. The author, Susan Goodman, IGP, CRM, CIPP-US, CIPM, CIP, FAI, describes how IG professionals must be able to align the IG strategy to the organization’s goals and, importantly, describe that alignment in terms of the functional integration. She emphasizes two areas of integration: legal preserva-tion/records hold and information lifecycle management. Nancy Dupre Barnes, Ph.D., CRM, CA, in “Survey Design Basics for Information Professionals,” offers a starting point for RIM profes-sionals who wish to use surveys for information-gathering purposes. Her article provides guidance on creating surveys, administering them effec-tively, and garnering the best response rates. Our own surveys have shown that our members place a high value on Information Management magazine. We hope our new digital format and the content on these pages meet your expectations. Your comments and suggestions are welcome. Please e-mail us at editor@armaintl.org. Vicki Wiler Editor in Chief 4 January/February 2017

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IN FOCUS

A Message from the Editor

New Year, New Format, and Same Commitment to Value and Relevance


Welcome to the first all-digital issue of Information Management. The phrase “out with the old, in with the new” is given lots of play this time of year, and we can apply it to a certain degree here. While we no longer mass produce a printed version of the magazine, the digital product does retain the features you’ve grown accustomed to over the years. It has a responsive design that enables you to read it easily on virtually any device, and its layout retains the look and feel of a printed magazine.

“Content is king” is the kind of catch-phrase used by those who provide news and journalism online. We agree that the quality of the content is supremely important, and so this issue continues our emphasis on providing the news, insights, and solutions that can make a positive difference in your organizations and careers.

Careers in records and information management (RIM), in fact, are in jeopardy, says Donald C. Force, Ph.D., in “A Profession in Peril.” His article spells out the problems with the demographics: the median age of RIM professionals is approaching 60, and there is a dearth of young professionals to replace them. Force points out the factors behind this peril and suggests ways to improve the outlook.

Brent Gatewood, CRM, introduces to these pages the concept of “the fog.” His article, “At the Edge of the Cloud: The Fog,” centers on fog computing, which Cisco defines as “a new model to ease wireless data transfer to distributed devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) network.” Gatewood provides a context for understanding fog computing and describes its causes, its information governance (IG) risks, and the ways organizations can get their arms around it.

“Identifying Points of Integration for True Information Governance,” sets out to help IG professionals get executive support for a truly integrated IG program. The author, Susan Goodman, IGP, CRM, CIPP-US, CIPM, CIP, FAI, describes how IG professionals must be able to align the IG strategy to the organization’s goals and, importantly, describe that alignment in terms of the functional integration. She emphasizes two areas of integration: legal preservation/ records hold and information lifecycle management.

Nancy Dupre Barnes, Ph.D., CRM, CA, in “Survey Design Basics for Information Professionals,” offers a starting point for RIM professionals who wish to use surveys for information-gathering purposes. Her article provides guidance on creating surveys, administering them effectively, and garnering the best response rates.

Our own surveys have shown that our members place a high value on Information Management magazine. We hope our new digital format and the content on these pages meet your expectations. Your comments and suggestions are welcome. Please email us at editor@armaintl.org.

Vicki Wiler

Editor in Chief

Read the full article at http://www.bluetoad.com/article/IN+FOCUS/2687582/376190/article.html.

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