Electronic Records Management Online Group Launches - InformationWeek
Government // Enterprise Architecture
11:58 AM
[Dark Reading Crash Course] Finding & Fixing Application Security Vulnerabilitie
Sep 14, 2017
Hear from a top applications security expert as he discusses key practices for scanning and securi ...Read More>>

Electronic Records Management Online Group Launches

ERM pros from Bank of America, BP, and Barclays Capital join technology providers, consultancies, and government experts to curb the risks of information mismanagement.

AIIM, the enterprise content management association, has created a new online community around Enterprise Records Management, or ERM. The "ERM Community," available online at, currently contains blogs by 16 industry experts, 150+ wiki pages, and a discussion forum.

The industry practitioners on the blog roster include Susan Goodman, SVP, enterprise digital records program, Bank of America; Russ Stalters, head of information and records architecture for BP; Jayne Bellyk, RIM Program Manager at Chevron Phillips; and Roger Poole, global head of records management, Barclays Capital. Other contributors come from technology providers, consultancies, and various government and business entities.

"The risks of information mismanagement are on the rise," states Atle Skjekkeland, Vice President of AIIM, in a press release. "Because of an increased need to retrieve information on demand, control access and confidentiality, and ensure secure retention and destruction, Electronic Records Management is a critical business necessity."

As a business practice, ERM transcends the roles and responsibilities of traditional records managers, having a direct impact on the jobs of IT professionals, senior managers, lawyers and general employees, according to the site.

AIIM research indicates that 37 percent of organizations, and 43 percent of organizations with 5,000 or more employees, are not confident that their electronic records would stand up in court. Furthermore, nearly 50 percent of staff say that electronic documents and e-mails remain unmanaged because of a lack of policies, guidelines, and enforcement.

In addition to the ERM Community, AIIM also maintains a community focused on Enterprise 2.0 for improving collaboration and content sharing. Upcoming communities are planned for Capture/Scanning, Document Management, and Web Content Management.

AIIM, the Association for Information and Image Management, provides its 65,000 members with market education, professional development, peer networking, and industry advocacy. Within its membership, AIIM has a strong presence in banking, insurance and investments, and in federal, state and local government.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
To learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
2017 State of IT Report
In today's technology-driven world, "innovation" has become a basic expectation. IT leaders are tasked with making technical magic, improving customer experience, and boosting the bottom line -- yet often without any increase to the IT budget. How are organizations striking the balance between new initiatives and cost control? Download our report to learn about the biggest challenges and how savvy IT executives are overcoming them.
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll