Which of the following events are real?
- Due to storage limitations, the U.S. government's computer systems delete huge volumes of terror-related intelligence information before it has even been translated or reviewed.
- A federal agency is ordered to disconnect its computer systems from the internet due to inadequate network security that would allow a hacker to alter, delete, or move original government records.
- The developer of a popular instant messaging application advises users that vulnerabilities in the product could expose computers running th software to security risks, potentially allowing remote access to the computer's contents, even when no chat session is taking place.
- A government litigant estimates spending in excess of $2.5 billion for a large class action suit — just to search for potentially relevant information pertaining to the case.
- U.S. election officials rely upon the sales representatives of electronic voting machine vendors to tell them whether or not election results are accurate.
If you answered all of them you are correct. As amazing as these sound, each is real and demonstrate the ongoing gap between what is required in information management and what today's organization can actually do.
Do you know how your email gets archived, by whom and for how long?
The tide of information is rising, is your organization going to sink or swim?