Iron Mountain Publishes How-To Guide for Cutting Information Risk

  Iron Mountain Publishes How-To Guide for Cutting Information Risk

 Free report, written by records and information management professionals for
 their peers, offers tips for managing information risks and maximizing value

Business Wire

BOSTON -- May 19, 2014

Records and information managers seeking to improve the security and
management of their data now have access to a new blueprint for successful
information governance, a framework for organizations looking to define the
roles, policies, processes and metrics required to properly manage the
lifecycle of information, including creation, storage, access, and disposal.

Developed by a group of records and information management professionals in
the financial services industry and published by the storage and information
management company Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), “A Practical Guide
to Information Governance” provides organizations of every industry with
advice for creating and implementing the policies and processes needed to
bring information governance to life to manage risk, satisfy compliance, and
deliver bottom-line value from information.

“The stakes for records and information management have never been higher, as
organizations find themselves awash in information and under increasing
pressure to manage it for legal, compliance, security and even competitive
reasons,” said Sue Trombley, managing director of thought leadership for Iron
Mountain. “Old models for records management, focused mainly on just storage
and protection, are not equipped for these requirements. Information
governance provides a framework to manage information on an enterprise level,
measuring effectiveness by making every employee accountable to ensure
compliance while also allowing an organization to mine it for trends and
analytics that can deliver bottom-line value.”

Continued Trombley, “With an information governance program in place,
organizations get the assurance that they can measure and report on their
programs both internally to executive leadership and externally to regulators
and customers. They can also use that information to provide a competitive
advantage that can increase market share, drive revenue, and win new business.
When you factor this together, it’s clear that information governance is
moving from a ‘nice to have’ to a ‘must have’ as an essential business
requirement to mitigate risk, reduce cost, and increase revenue. We’re hopeful
that this free guide, adapting an approach we’ve used successfully in the law
firm industry, starts organizations on their information management journey
with ideas and best practices for defining and implementing it within their
own culture.”

“A Practical Guide to Information Governance” focuses on several key areas for
building information governance programs, including:

  *The definition and key principles of information governance – More than
    just records and information management, information governance includes
    roles, policies, processes and metrics, along with 11 core principles that
    make up a successful program.
  *What is the value of enterprise information governance? – Organizations
    define value in different ways. For some, it’s reducing the risk of
    information exposure or loss; for others, it can be mining data for
    customer trends and revenue generation. Answering the value question can
    ensure buy-in from executive leaders to help build successful information
    governance programs.
  *Leadership is key to information governance success – Regardless of the
    organization, there is one common and critical requirement for the
    formation and sustainability of a successful information governance
    program: the creation of an Information Governance Council, a group of
    executive-level business leaders that has oversight over the design and
    implementation of a program.
  *Best practices for bringing information governance programs to life –
    Using real-life stories of success and failure, the guide offers current
    and emerging processes that can help in building and implementing
    information governance programs.

To download a free copy of “A Practical Guide to Information Governance,”
please visit

Additionally, Iron Mountain’s Sue Trombley will be discussing how to build
executive consensus for information governance in an educational session
called “The Real Deal: Inside an Information Governance Council Meeting from
Four Perspectives: RIM, Legal, IT, Privacy, and Business” at the MER
Conference in Chicago on May 20.

And for more information on the topic of information governance, visit the
Iron Mountain Thought Leadership portal at

About Iron Mountain Incorporated
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is a leading provider of storage and
information management services. The company’s real estate network of over 67
million square feet across more than 1,000 facilities in 36 countries allows
it to serve customers with speed and accuracy. And its solutions for records
management, data backup and recovery, document management, and secure
shredding help organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations,
recover from disaster, and better use their information for business
advantage. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of
information assets, including business documents, backup tapes, electronic
files and medical data. Visit for more information.


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Iron Mountain
Christian T. Potts, 617-535-8721
Weber Shandwick
Katie Carbone, 617-520-7135
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