Head of Information and Archive Services & Departmental Records
Government of Wales
Organisations are feeling the pressure of the information explosion. The volume of digital information found on computers, mobile devices and storage media is doubling every two years. Our current information management systems, policies and practices cannot cope with the growing variety of data and its complexity. It has become nearly impossible to efficiently get data in and out of our systems. At the same time the information is becoming unusable through technology dependence, format obsolescence or the limited choice of rendering or viewing software available.
Information professionals are turning to “non-traditional tools” such as eDiscovery for finding, managing, and ensuring the digital continuity of this messy data.
This paper concentrates on information professionals’ exploration of these “non-traditional” tools such as eDiscovery for finding, managing, and ensuring the digital continuity all of this unstructured data that has accumulated over the years in network drives, mailboxes, and other locations.