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Ipro Tech Partners with ARMA International for the 2021 Information Governance (IG) Maturity Index

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Survey launched today during ARMA InfoCon2020 Virtual Conference; will reach over 1000 IG and records management practitioners

TEMPE, Ariz. and LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo., Oct. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ipro Tech and ARMA International announced today the results of its inaugural IG Maturity Index survey, seeking to gain evidence-based, quantifiable knowledge of how the information governance profession is advancing and how investments being made in IG policies, processes, and people are impacting organizations in terms of productivity and risk reduction. The result of the survey and accompanying research will be published annually, focusing on the critical areas for IG professionals to work on as they implement and improve their governance programs.

"NetGovern was proud to be the inaugural sponsor in 2019/20, and now as part of Ipro, we are just as enthusiastic to continue supporting this important work," said Pierre Chamberland, founder, NetGovern and now innovation catalyst at Ipro. "Launching the 2020/21 survey during the InfoCon conference will help us to engage directly with hundreds of IG practitioners, who are the boots on the ground, achieving information governance victories."

The survey was launched at ARMA InfoCon 2019 and remained open for responses until the end of the 2019. Key findings include:

  • A clear majority of respondents report that their organizations have the essentials in place or better with respect to each of the seven areas of the IGIM and for their overall IG programs.

  • When considering total respondents, between approximately one-quarter to one-third report that their organizations are still deficient across the eight maturity measures. While in the minority, these companies are not meeting minimum standards and are unnecessarily exposing themselves to risks with potentially serious consequences. For small/mid-sized organizations, the percentage of deficient organizations is even higher in some key areas.

  • Of the seven IGIM areas, authorities, capabilities, and infrastructure are more mature than the others. Among these, infrastructure is the most mature.

  • Generally, large organizations are more mature than small/mid-sized organizations across all maturity measures. However, large organizations do not appear to be outstripping small/mid-sized organizations by much.

The IG Maturity Index will serve as a year-over-year benchmark and industry standard of IG maturity with respect to ARMA's Information Governance Implementation Model, which is a functional approach to IG, exploring the elements that should be in place to implement a successful IG program.

Nick Inglis of ARMA International reminds us that, "In the initial survey, it was the first time that we had clear evidence that a majority of organizations were formally enacting information governance programs. This confirmation adds an extra positive dimension to the work we do at ARMA, and we are looking forward to seeing how well the industry has progressed against the benchmarks established last year."

The 2020 report is available for download here.

About Ipro Tech, LLC
Ipro is the global leader in eDiscovery technology used by legal professionals to streamline discovery of electronic data through presentation at trial. Ipro draws upon decades of innovation to deliver high-performance software, services, and support, flexibly deployed via Desktop, On-prem, Cloud, or Hybrid solutions, significantly reducing the cost and complexity of eDiscovery. For more information, visit https://www.iprotech.com/.

About ARMA International
ARMA partners with information management & governance professionals, in their essential industry leadership roles—through education, thought leadership, research, peer community, technology, and other resources. This community of close to 6000 records management, information management, and information governance professionals harness the benefits and reduce the risks of information. For more information, visit https://www.arma.org/.

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