Unique offering helps organizations kick-start their information governance strategies with confidence
Viewpointe®, a leading provider of electronic content management and image exchange solutions and services, have announced the launch of Viewpointe’s content assessment services at the 2012 ARMA International Conference. This new service complements the company’s hosted information governance platform, OnPointe®, and is designed to help organizations understand their information governance readiness based on industry best practices and standards.
This unique blend of software, services and expertise helps organizations jump-start their information governance program, providing a better understanding of their level of records management maturity and information governance readiness. Equipped with a systematic way to explore, analyze and validate the business value of the unstructured business content from across their enterprise, an organization can also gain a better understanding of its information landscape.
The need to address the growing state of disarray in organizations’ data was highlighted in a June 2012 Gartner Research report, “Operationalizing the Information Capabilities Framework.” The report noted, “To deal with the challenges created by the explosion of information, its increased complexity and new business demands, organizations must adopt an effective enterprise information management (EIM) strategy that uses technology differently via a holistic framework-based approach to information infrastructure.”
Through Viewpointe’s content assessment services organizations are provided with valuable insight into what information to trust and leverage, areas of duplication and risk, as well as targets for cost reduction enable organizations to make fact-based decisions that affect strategic goals.
“The task of governing information can seem insurmountable with the volume and complexity of data we are dealing with today. Knowing where to start to address this growing problem has baffled many organizations,” said Bill Shute, Viewpointe vice president of product. “Our new service offering can help organizations better understand their information ecosystem and take the necessary steps to identify, plan and initiate their information governance programs today.”
Viewpointe’s content assessment services comprise of four key components – analysis, classification, collection and assessment – which create a systematic approach, allowing companies to explore, analyze and validate the business value of their content. Through the assessment, Viewpointe helps organizations:
- Identify potential risks or compliance gaps and identify opportunities
- Effectively prioritize areas for management within the environment
- Identify areas for cost reduction and efficiency improvements
- Establish a strategy for the defensible disposition of data that can inhibit productivity and add risk if stored unnecessarily
- Understand their information governance readiness compared to industry peers
- Provision a future state policy, procedures and technology vision
- Develop a business case and technical solution to optimize the company’s information, and
- Manage the content lifecycle of valuable information via the OnPointe platform
With one of the largest national archives of digital information in the cloud, Viewpointe’s information governance platform, OnPointe, enables organizations to manage their enterprise content, records and digital storage via Viewpointe’s private cloud in a secure, scalable and cost-effective way.