October 16, 2020
Information governance is growing in complexity as the volume and variety of information that organizations must manage expands at unprecedented rates. Automation is needed, but the task is so large that many organizations don’t know where to start. Our experts are here to help. Getting a handle on information begins with understanding what you need to keep and what should be discarded. Data hoarding exposes organizations to risk and adds to complexity. Automating information governance isn’t an-all-or nothing proposition. Take an incremental, deliberate approach, focusing on the areas with the highest ROI. Digitize as much as you can and apply governance policies from the moment data enters the organization. The payoff is along many dimensions: improved business agility, more responsive customer service, reduced risk of data breach and better regulatory compliance.
Rob Gerbrandt, Managing Director of Information Governance Consulting, Iron Mountain
Steve Lester, Corporate Counsel for Global Privacy and Compliance, Iron Mountain
Moderated by Paul Gillin
October 1, 2020
Putting structure to information is a key factor to making sense of it, and an essential building block to structuring your data is classification. But that’s just one part of the story - you need to know where your information comes from and where it moves, throughout its life cycle.
In this 30 minute session, hosted by Sue Trombley, our speakers discuss common challenges in defining and organizing information and the relationship between data and records. They will share tips on conveying the importance of information classification to internal stakeholders and managing it all in a compliant manner.
September 6, 2020
The global colocation market is expected to double by 2024 and interconnection is one big reason. Interconnection services enable businesses to exchange data with each other at extremely high speed and low cost using direct connections instead of public networks. Customers can also use the services to connect to multiple cloud providers and to leverage the most cost-effective carrier networks. Accessing the cloud via dedicated connections within a colocation facility can cut bandwidth costs by 60% compared to using the public Internet.
Interconnection has grown in importance as the average enterprise has grown to use 2.3 infrastructure-as-a-service providers and two platform-as-a-service providers while nearly tripling the use of cloud applications over a three-year period.
Nearly every colocation provider offers interconnection services, but the scope and terms vary widely. It’s important for customers to look for partners that offer them the greatest degree of choice with the lowest overhead cost. This podcast outlines the factors that should go into choosing a colocation interconnection partner and the growing range of services that are available.
Frank Scalzo, General Manager of Network Strategy and Services, Iron Mountain
August 25, 2020
With data centers consuming more than 1% of the world’s energy, companies that run hyperscale and co-location facilities are hard at work finding more sustainable sources of power and cooling. Iron Mountain’s Amsterdam data center has achieved numerous milestones. It runs entirely on renewable energy sources and boasts a power usage effectiveness ratio of 1.1, meaning that it wastes almost no energy. The techniques that have been pioneered in Amsterdam are being rolled out across Iron Mountain’s global data center portfolio as part of the company’s commitment to derive 100% of its worldwide electricity consumption from renewable sources. In this episode of Modern Governance, we hear about the innovations being used in Amsterdam and how they can be applied to data centers everywhere.
Eric Lisica, Operations Director Western Europe, Iron Mountain Data Centers
James Henry, Senior Governance, Risk & Compliance Analyst, Iron Mountain
July 20, 2020
A recent Iron Mountain webinar
addressed the distinctions between data, records and information and why those definitions are so important in an information governance context. Judging by the nearly 900 people who attended a live webinar, a lot of records managers are clearly wrestling with the question of how to create clear governance guidelines around data that may be used in many places and contexts. They asked nearly 140 questions, far too many for our speakers to get to in the allotted time. This two-part bonus podcast is devoted to answering those questions and furthering the discussion about how data should be classified and managed in an environment in which both the volume and the variety of data is proliferating.
Sue Trombley, Managing Director of Thought Leadership at Iron Mountain
Kelly McIsaac, AVP for Enterprise Data Lifecycle Management at TD Bank
July 7, 2020
Paper mail is still critical to the way businesses operate: 80% of companies still use paper checks, 70% of invoices travel by postal mail and 40% are sent by fax. But the Covid-19 pandemic has made managing that mail a lot trickier for many organizations and those challenges could last well into the future.
Iron Mountain’s Digital Mailroom is a full document digitization service that converts an organization’s paper mail into digital documents. Those documents can then be routed electronically as well as tagged, searched, stored and archived according to information governance policies.
In this podcast we learn more about how a digital service can relieve business managers of mailroom worries during Covid-19 and why this may be a good time to take a fresh look at the business benefits of digitizing documents at the point of delivery.
Joining us are Iron Mountain’s Helene Fox, Senior Advisor for Global Technology and Anke Conzelmann, Director of Product Management.
June 3, 2020
COVID-19 revealed gaps in most of our disaster recovery and business continuity plans. As you navigate your way through and out of COVID, you’ll need to maintain a robust and comprehensive operational continuity and emergency response plan. Bringing your business back up to speed and accelerating post-crisis growth will prove to be challenging, especially when considering global markets.
Iron Mountain’s EMEA Senior Vice President will share what we’ve learned from partnering with our customers, and what we expect to see, to advise businesses on how they can fill gaps in their policies and programs as they transform to a more resilient automated, digital way of working, including the use of AI tools.
June 3, 2020
New regulations require businesses to limit contact in workplaces. In addition, an influx of remote workers need secure access to records from their home offices. What steps should you take to prepare for adhering to social distancing guidelines? How can you ensure compliance with your records and information management, privacy and security policies?
Roberts Nathan has already reorganised their workspace and adjusted to new working patterns. During this 30 min discussion, Phil Shepley and Aidan Scollard discuss best practices and actionable tips to prepare for the second phase of COVID-19.
May 26, 2020
Organizations are increasingly using data center colocation providers to spread their IT assets across multiple facilities for reasons of business resiliency, process efficiency and performance. But managing equipment in colocation facilities can be tricky. Technical problems can crop up in a time and many companies can’t afford to maintain full-time staff in the facility to troubleshoot them. Working with part-time contractors and “remote hands” teams furnished by colocation providers is a hit-or-miss proposition.
Iron Mountain’s Smart Hands service gives data center managers the best of both worlds: access to skilled IT professionals on a monthly retainer or pay-per-use base. And service is guaranteed within 30 minutes or it’s free.In this Iron Mountain Data Centers podcast, three members of the Smart Hands team join us to explain the unique value the service provides and why they love solving tough problems. Host Paul Gillin speaks with:
- Trevor Slade, Senior Product Manager,
- Troy Hill, Director Data Center Operations, Northern Virginia data center, and
- Chris Miller, Data Center Infrastructure Manager, Western Pennsylvania data center