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New Iron Mountain Analytics Dashboard Helps Records and Information Managers Demonstrate Effectiveness of Information Governance Programs

Easy-to-use tool uses key performance indicators to measure performance and provide insight, helping to show the value of records and information programs and get more from information

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As the value, and importance, of effective information management continues to rise, organizations are placing greater emphasis on understanding their information as an essential business requirement. In turn, traditional records and information management (RIM) programs have been transformed into the more holistic and global category of information governance, moving beyond just compliance and security into uncovering the value of their information. This has challenged RIM professionals to provide greater transparency into the sophistication and performance of their program, identifying actionable insights that can make information more valuable.

To help RIM professionals meet these challenges, Iron Mountain Incorporated® (NYSE: IRM), the global leader in storage and information management services, will be showcasing its new Iron Mountain Analytics Dashboard at the ARMA Live! 2016 conference. Designed with input from those RIM professionals tasked with designing, implementing, enforcing and measuring information governance programs within public and private organizations across all industries, the Analytics Dashboard provides instant access to programs managed by Iron Mountain, identifying opportunities for program improvement and advancement. This can help fundamentally change how RIM professionals perform their responsibilities, allowing them to focus on analyzing data and making impactful changes to achieve both corporate governance and business performance goals.

Using advanced data visualization the easy-to-use dashboard provides organizations and departments immediate global visibility into their records and information management programs to help identify potential risk and compliance concerns, as well as opportunities to apply greater retention controls to their information. With the ability to benchmark comparisons of key metrics, customers also can see how they stack up against their industry peers. Additionally, they can use these metrics to measure the health of their programs with the Iron Mountain Risk Indicator, further demonstrating effectiveness against internal goals and identifying opportunities for building the business case for change, and then monitor their progress towards those opportunities for program transformation.

Key metrics available in the Analytics Dashboard include:

  • Retention Schedules – Organizations can properly manage their offsite storage inventory and associated timely dispositions in accordance with their records retention schedules, uncovering potential storage cost savings.

  • Retention Tracking – Through tracking the volume of record retention holds for offsite storage inventory down to the department level, organizations can ensure they are correctly categorizing and managing their information regardless of geography, helping to mitigate compliance risks.

  • Improved Inventory Tracking – By providing insight into offsite storage carton inventory that may be missing required key metadata, organizations gain a better understanding of their overall storage and can better apply retention.

  • Internal & Peer Benchmarking – With agreed-upon key performance indicators that demonstrate the health, effectiveness and return on investment of records and information management programs, information governance leaders can benchmark against peers within their industry, reporting the findings to leadership to bolster the business value of their organization’s program.
“The value of an organization’s information has never been greater, and information governance professionals find themselves at the forefront of many of the key information- and data-driven value initiatives for their organization. To help address these challenges, we created the Analytics Dashboard. It represents a giant leap forward in how our customers interact with Iron Mountain and their information,” said Kevin Coughlin, Director of Product Management at Iron Mountain. “Giving them the critical insight required to meet their information governance challenges. With this information simply collected and cleanly presented, our customers are now able leverage the data to influence leadership for crucial program improvements.”

For more information on Iron Mountain’s solutions for managing information governance, visit www.ironmountain.com/Knowledge-Center/Topics/Govern-Information.aspx. And to see the Iron Mountain tools in person at the ARMA Live! 2016 conference in San Antonio, TX, stop by the Iron Mountain booth (#101) or check out these tags #ARMA2016 and #IRM4ARMA.
About Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is the global leader for storage and information management services. Trusted by more than 220,000 organizations around the world, Iron Mountain’s real estate network comprises more than 85 million square feet across more than 1,400 facilities in 45 countries dedicated to protecting and preserving what matters most for its customers. Iron Mountain’s solutions portfolio includes records management , data management , document management , data centers, art storage and logistics, and secure shredding, helping organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and better use their information. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of information assets, including critical business documents, electronic information, medical data and cultural and historical artifacts. Visit www.ironmountain.com for more information.

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