Although virtually all IT managers believe information management is important to their organisation less than 50% understand the regulations and legislation this encompasses.
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That was one finding from a survey of 119 IT professionals conducted by Documation UK, an event being run by Computer Weekly's sister organisation Reed Exhibitions on 12-13 October.
The survey found that many organisations still have much progress to make in the area of information management, with 44% lacking a document and information management strategy. Moreover, 20% of organisations surveyed said they hold more than 60% of their company information only on paper.
Documation UK focuses on products and services aimed at ensuring effective information, content and document management. In addition to a product showcase, the event will include presentations from analysts, consultants and suppliers.
According to the survey, the top four information management issues are:
- Rapid document retrieval
- Ensuring effective collaboration between different departments on joint documents
- Information security.
Documation has been spun off from Storage Expo, the UK's main annual data storage event, which this year has keynote presentations from high-profile IT users to accompany the exhibition. Speakers come from Friends Provident, RWE npower, Ordnance Survey, Lilly, Credit Suisse First Boston, Abbey and the Royal Borough of Kingston.
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