Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk Xtra
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Rise of the CDO

The never-ending race to drive competitive advantage and improved efficiency to the full through the enhanced use of information assets is leading to a sharp rise in the number of chief data officers (CDOs) in post. As a result, security market analyst Gartner predicts that no...
Posted On 10 Feb 2016
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“90% of larger companies will employ a Chief Data Officer by 2019” forecasts Gartner

The race to drive competitive advantage and improved efficiency through better use of information assets is leading to a sharp rise in the number of chief data officers (CDOs). As a result, security market analyst Gartner predicts that no less than 90% of larger companies will...
Posted On 26 Jan 2016
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“Skills gaps will challenge ability to handle FoI requests in the public sector” suggests Iron Mountain study

According to a study conducted by Iron Mountain, organisations in the public sector are struggling to balance demands for transparency with the need to protect data. While an overwhelming 96% of public sector bodies claim to be prepared for all Freedom of Information (FoI)...
Posted On 13 Aug 2015
Iron Mountain’s study reveals concerns around the lack of analytic and strategic skills required to release full value from information
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Business leaders identify “worrying skills shortfall” among staff tasked with information management

For information professionals and the business leaders they support, the most critical information management skills that businesses will need over the coming years are the ability to add value to information through insight and analysis, combined with a strategic outlook and...
Posted On 22 May 2015
Cost-cutting has resulted in the loss of valuable skills in the spheres of records and information management
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UK public sector’s information management capabilities “seriously challenged” by pace of change

Newly-published research from Iron Mountain shows that records and information management in the public sector is contributing significantly to Government cost-saving and efficiency targets. However, the pace and scope of change across the sector presents a serious challenge....
Posted On 13 Mar 2015
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Why Cyber Security is NOT a Boardroom issue

Given that the subject matter finds its way into the national news on a daily basis, it’s perhaps not surprising that many commentators suggest cyber security absolutely must be a Boardroom-focused issue. Is there any firm evidence to support these often strongly-worded...
Posted On 10 Mar 2015
BSI has launched its enhanced Supplier Compliance Manager and Supply Chain Risk Exposure Evaluation Network solutions
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BSI presents next generation of supply chain risk and compliance management solutions

BSI, the business standards company, has announced the launch of its enhanced Supplier Compliance Manager (SCM) and Supply Chain Risk Exposure Evaluation Network (SCREEN) solutions. These online risk assessment tools enable end user organisations to visualise and analyse global...
Posted On 14 Feb 2015
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