Responsibly managing your physical and electronic records isn’t possible without metadata. Metadata is literally data about data and it is essential to taking your information lifecycle management program to the next level.
Metadata is also crucial to any organization in a heavily regulated industry that is involved in legal, audit and compliance activities, for example. This is because metadata helps organizations establish ownership over records, apply legal holds, indicate who has the authority to view and edit records, and identify records that have reached the end of their retention period. However, many organizations struggle to implement and effectively use metadata.
Iron Mountain, in collaboration with its Customer Advisory Board, has created a guide that details how to create and implement an effective metadata standard at your organization.