It is time to think about Digital Preservation differently — as a dedicated capability that keeps long-term information alive and usable and trusted and easily found. The time to act is now. AIIM believes that digital preservation needs to be viewed through the prism of a set of Intelligent Information Management capabilities that are integral to delivering upon the Digital Transformation challenge of understanding, anticipating, and redefining internal and external customer experiences.
Nowhere is this truer than in the financial services sector. In a recent AIIM survey, 85% of finance and insurance executives said that digital preservation was “important” or “very important” to their organizations – even higher than the 77% reported in other industries.
Despite this declared importance – 62% say that “Archiving and long-term digital preservation is a key part of our enterprise information governance and management strategy” -- the reality in most financial organizations is very different. Why is it particularly important in finance and insurance?
Here are 3 key reasons:
1 -- The financial services sector is the most highly regulated and competitive sector on the planet.
2 -- Potential opportunities created by tapping into the value of long-term information are significant.
3 -- Potential opportunities tied to digital preservation are not confined to just big data.
John Mancini, president and CEO of AIIM, is an author, speaker, and respected leader of the AIIM global community of information professionals. He is a catalyst in social, mobile, cloud, and big data technology adoption and an advocate for the new generation of experts who are driving the future of information management. John predicts that the next three years will generate more change in the way we deploy enterprise technologies and whom we trust with this task than in the previous two decades.
His passion about the evolution of information workers into information analysts spurred John to establish the Certified Information Professional (CIP) program to enable anyone, anywhere to benchmark and develop new and strategic skills. His commitment to education includes the continual development of leading-edge training and publishing of ongoing industry research to help guide new thinking.
As a frequent keynote speaker, John offers his expertise on the transformational challenges and opportunities facing information professionals and attracts over 100,000 visitors annually to his blog Digital Landfill. He has published six e-book titles including “#OccupyIT — A Technology Manifesto for Cloud, Mobile and Social Era” and the popular “8 Things You Need to Know About” e-book series. He has a Klout score in the high 60s, is ranked #5 in online SharePoint influence by harmon.ie and #42 in the KnowledgeLake SharePoint Influencer50. John can be found on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook as jmancini77.