Gaps in executive responsibility for Information Management practices

Only 56% of UK organisations report that there is a statement from senior management in the employee manual about information management. In a survey taken in advance of its Compliance and Efficiency Conference on October 25th and 26th, industry association AIIM found that only 34% of respondents have the core building blocks of delegation in place for electronic records compared to 60% for traditional records a huge inconsistency given that most of the documentation of business and organisation processes is now conducted electronically.

Delegation of an effective information management strategy needs far greater attention from senior management to designate people, policies and procedures. AIIM managing director Atle Skjekkeland says, Much is said about compliance, especially in the context of Data Protection, Money Laundering Regulations, Sarbanes-Oxley, Freedom of Information Act, and other regulatory initiatives. The reality is that many organisations are struggling to adapt to the revolution in business documentation. Our conclusion is that the reality of compliance is far more complex and far more ephemeral than most organisations will admit.

The theme of the forthcoming AIIM Conference and Expo is Compliance and efficiency through information and document management. It takes place at the Hammersmith Novotel in London on October 25th and 26th, and is free for delegates.

It includes a 3 track seminar programme and over 35 exhibitors. Details at:

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